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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 medico-legal 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 6 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 free series on legal and ethical aspects of primary care, MDU medico-legal adviser...

In association with the MDU
0.50 Credits

Writing to a complainantExternal web site

In this article, the second in a free series on legal and ethical aspects of primary care, MDU medico-legal...

In association with the MDU
0.50 Credits

Financial probity in general practiceExternal web site

This free module by MDU medico-legal adviser Dr Sally Old looks at the importance of financial probity...

In association with the MDU
0.50 Credits

Learning from significant eventsExternal web site

MDU medico-legal 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

In this free article, MDU medico-legal adviser Dr Sally Old looks at the essentials of good record-keeping...

In association with the MDU
0.50 Credits

Social media and online criticismExternal web site

In this free article, The MDU’s Dr Ellie Mein looks at the impact of social media and how the rise of...

In association with the MDU
0.50 Credits

Confidentiality and disclosing patient informationExternal web site

In this free module, Dr Oliver Lord from the MDU explores how the GMC’s 2017 guidance on confidentiality...

In association with the MDU
0.50 Credits

The legal status of guidelinesExternal web site

In this free module, the MDU’s Dr Sally Old discusses the legal status of guidance from national and...

In association with the MDU
0.50 Credits

Dealing with the mediaExternal web site

In this free module, Dr Beverley Ward from the MDU provides pointers on how to respond when GPs are...

In association with the MDU
0.50 Credits

Reducing the risk of a delayed or missed diagnosisExternal web site

Dr Sissy Frank, medico-legal adviser at the MDU, offers this free module explaining how to reduce the...

In association with the MDU
0.50 Credits

Protecting patient confidentiality when using email, texts and voicemailExternal web site

This free article by Dr Ellie Mein, medico-legal adviser at the MDU, looks at the legislation governing...

In association with the MDU
0.50 Credits

Dealing with challenging patients in primary careExternal web site

In this free module, Mr Jerard Ross, medico-legal adviser at the MDU, explains how to defuse situations...

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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