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Reducing the risk of a delayed or missed diagnosis

Reducing the risk of a delayed or missed diagnosis

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Practice

Time to Complete

0.5 hours

Published

July 31, 2017

Updated

July 31, 2017
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Programme Description

Dr Sissy Frank, medico-legal adviser at the MDU, explains how to reduce the risk of a delayed or missed diagnosis. Key learning points include the importance of good record-keeping and communication with patients.

Educational Objectives

After reading this activity, healthcare professionals should be better able to:
  • Document your history taking and physical examination in the patient's record
  • Discuss your management plan, timescales for treatment and plans for follow-up with the patient
  • Communicate effectively with your patient about their worries and concerns
  • Monitor and regularly review patients who are on repeat prescriptions
  • Author

    Activity and test author
    Dr Sissy Frank
    Medicolegal adviser
    MDU
    London
    UK

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    This article is provided by the MDU

    Instructions

    This is a learning activity provided by MIMS Learning, featuring learning material and a test. Completing the test enables you to claim 0.5 learning credits (0.5 hours learning). This credit award is recommended by MIMS Learning based on completing the activity and reflecting on what you have learned. If you spend less time on the activity we recommend claiming fewer credits.

    Please proceed with the activity until you have successfully answered all the test questions and completed your evaluation. You will then receive your MIMS Learning CPD certificate, which will be added to your CPD organiser for access at any time and may be exported to the Clarity & RCGP Appraisal Toolkit for GPs. This activity is offered at no cost.

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