New free advice app for doctors to help curb the rise in claims and complaints

Medical students can now access free expert advice on the medicolegal and ethical issues that can arise from everyday practice. MPS, our sponsors, have released a new app. The MPS Advice app has been designed in a simple and easy format to give busy healthcare professionals fast access to topical issues such as confidentiality and […]

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Students re-sit exam over claimed use of App

Over 400 medical students at Kings College London have had to re-sit an exam paper over claims of cheating with an app. Complaints arose over claims that the lecturer who wrote the paper had based a lot of the questions on information in an app that they had also designed. The BBC news website quoted […]

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Book review: Research Skills for Medical Students

Guest poster Thomas Lemon from the School of Medicine at Cardiff University gives his review of a popular student text. Here is his review of Research Skills for Medical Students 1st Edition (Allen, AK – 2012 Sage: London ISBN 9780857256010). Themes – Research Skills, Critical Analysis Medical Students Thesis – Research and critical analysis are […]

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No strings attached?

With Christmas just around the corner, doctors may find themselves being handed boxes of chocolates, fruit baskets and wine from appreciative patients. Charlotte Hudson examines the ethical issues surrounding accepting gifts from patients. Photo by Jonathan Ah KitIt is December and over the last year you have provided good care to your patients, so how […]

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Answer to question of the day: Skin Rash

We asked you about the treatment to this skin rash… and the answer is…. a. Coal Tar This is the classic salmon pink rash of psoriasis. You can see the surface has a scaly appearance. As the rash in psoriasis is palpable and spread over an area of >0.5cm it is called a plaque not […]

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