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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.
The MDU helped out an emergency department consultant after the police asked for details of a patient they had just arrested.
A patient's refusal to declare their health issues before a potentially risky flight gave a GP member some confidentiality considerations...
What you need to know about disclosing patient information to third parties.
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.
Doctors have a statutory duty to notify the local authority of suspected cases of certain infectious diseases.
Your duty of confidentiality to a patient continues after their death.
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To ensure proper patient care and treatment, clinical information may need to be shared with other healthcare workers in the team – but only on a need-to-know basis.
Yes, your duty of confidentiality continues even after the patient has died...
If a patient continues to drive despite your advice you would be justified in informing the DVLA/DVA...