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Search through expert guidance and practical advice to help you practise with confidence. You'll find everything from responding to local resolution complaints to working outside your usual field of practice during a pandemic.
GPs need to be aware of local child protection procedures when identifying and safeguarding children at risk.
What you need to know about assessing testamentary capacity - the ability or understanding needed to make a valid will.
You have a legal and ethical duty to raise concerns if you suspect a vulnerable adult patient is being abused or neglected.
The use of surveillance in healthcare settings can be problematic because of the need to protect patients' confidentiality.
A surgeon needed to check that a patient's consent was still valid before performing an operation, and called the MDU for advice.
A patient's refusal to declare their health issues before a potentially risky flight gave a GP member some confidentiality considerations...
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What you need to know about disclosing patient information to third parties.
Assessing a patient's capacity to consent is essential, and it’s important to take all practicable steps to help patients make decisions.
Laws around incapacity vary across the UK – but ultimately, you must consider the best interests of a patient who lacks capacity to make their own decisions.