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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.
You have a legal and ethical duty to raise concerns if you suspect a vulnerable adult patient is being abused or neglected.
Confidentiality is an essential part of the bond of trust that exists between doctor and patient.
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.
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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.
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.