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Safe, ethical practice


Online resources supporting professional practice in primary care

These learning resources for GPs and other members of the primary care team aim to support and guide healthcare professionals to deliver safe, ethical clinical care.

The Safe, ethical practice learning plan, created in association with the MDU, provides articles on key medicolegal and ethical aspects of GPs' clinical work. Articles cover preventing and managing problems that can lead to complaints and claims against GPs and other primary healthcare professionals.

Each article contains expert opinion on key topics relating to clinical care and communication with patients and is accompanied by a post-test of knowledge.

Completing articles enables you to claim a suggested 0.5 CPD credits per article, although if you spend more time auditing and improving your practice in this area, you can record more credits.1

Reference

1 Revalidation: guidance for GPs. RCGP, 2016.

CPD learning worth 3.5 CPD credits

Safe, ethical practice learning planExternal web site

This learning plan, created in association with the MDU, provides articles on key ...

0.50 Credits

Informed decision-makingExternal web site

In the first of a series on legal and ethical aspects of primary care, MDU medicolegal adviser Dr Beverley...

In association with the MDU
0.50 Credits

Writing to a complainantExternal web site

MDU medicolegal adviser Dr Sissy Frank explains how a well-crafted written response can help resolve...

In association with the MDU
0.50 Credits

Financial probity in general practiceExternal web site

MDU medicolegal adviser Dr Sally Old looks at the importance of financial probity in general practice...

In association with the MDU
0.50 Credits

Learning from significant eventsExternal web site

MDU medicolegal adviser Dr Sarah Jarvis explains why it is important to analyse and learn from significant...

In association with the MDU
0.50 Credits

Good record-keepingExternal web site

MDU medicolegal adviser Dr Sally Old looks at the essentials of good record-keeping in primary care...

In association with the MDU
0.50 Credits

Social media and online criticismExternal web site

The MDU’s Dr Ellie Mein looks at the impact of social media and how the rise of patient review websites...

In association with the MDU
0.50 Credits

Confidentiality and disclosing patient informationExternal web site

Dr Oliver Lord from the MDU explores how the GMC’s 2017 guidance on confidentiality applies to general...

In association with the MDU

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About the MDU

The MDU is the leading medical defence organisation in the UK. More doctors in the
UK choose the MDU for their indemnity
than any other medical defence organisation.

The MDU offers:

  • Professional medical indemnity for claims
  • Legal support at GMC, trust or disciplinary hearings
  • An expert advisory team available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year
  • Risk management advice and guidance

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