Ethics: How should a person be?
PROFESSOR Deborah Bowman reflects on how practice makes perfect, even in ethics.
Vignette: Dame Margaret Turner-Warwick (1924 – 2017)
Dame Margaret Turner-Warwick - British thoracic specialist and first woman president of the Royal College of Physicians.
Viewpoint: Malpractice in the media
MDDUS senior lawyer Joanna Jervis provides a reality check on what really happens if you're accused of clinical negligence.
Risk: NHS staff jumping the queue
MDDUS advisers have had calls from members seeking advice in relation to NHS employees using inside access to expedite personal healthcare.
Catalysing civility – resolving workplace conflict
Mediator Owen Bubbers-Jones explains how resolving team conflict can boost staff wellbeing and patient safety.
GMC: A brush with the law
When to tell your regulator about criminal proceedings.
Innovation: Voice in the bank
Developing technology is giving back lost voices to patients with neurodegenerative and other disorders.
Case file: Infected rash
...Mrs H is asthmatic and clinically obese, complaining of a painful skin rash for the past few weeks...
Case file: Botox remote
...The nurse expressed concern that Dr J is providing a remote prescribing service for cosmetic treatments...
Case file: Redaction request
...Mr L is demanding that portions of the letter be redacted, in particular reference to possible psychological factors...