DLM Sample Questions

Format

 

The format for the DLM Examination is Single Best Answer. Each question contains five possible answers, of which there is only one single best answer.

 

When a patient arrives at a hospital with a wound from a knife, blade or other sharp instrument:

 

  1. The police should be informed if this was an accidental wound
  2. The police should be informed if this was as a result of self-harm
  3. The police should be informed if this was as the result of an attack
  4. The police should be provided with details of the patient’s name and address at the initial contact
  5. The doctor may not delegate the task of informing the police to another member of staff

 

In England and Wales, in relation to an advance directive or statement, which of the following is correct?

 

  1. To be valid it must be written, dated and signed by the maker of the directive
  2. Can be valid if made by a 17-year-old
  3. Would cease to be valid if the patient’s circumstances had changed since the directive was made
  4. Is not binding on a doctor where complying with the directive would result in the patient’s death
  5. To be valid, must be made and/or reviewed when the patient had capacity to do so

 

In respect of the Council for Healthcare Regulatory Excellence, which is true?

 

  1. It is to be the appeal body from decisions of some health professions regulators
  2. It only operates in England and Wales
  3. It has powers to refer decisions of the health professions regulators to the High Court if they are considered too harsh
  4. It has powers to refer decisions of the health professions’ regulators to the High Court if they are considered too lenient
  5. It is governed by a Council of 24 members

 

To which of the following is the GMC formally accountable?

 

  1. Parliament
  2. The Minister of Health
  3. The Privy Council
  4. The Supreme Court
  5. The European Court