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Medico-legal concerns can be extremely stressful for healthcare professionals at every level, but there are lots of places you can turn to for help if you need it.
20 December 2018
The GMC's statutory purpose is to protect, promote and maintain the health and safety of the public by ensuring proper standards in the practice of medicine. It has 'strong and effective legal powers designed to maintain the standards the public have a right to expect from doctors'.
16 November 2018
Get to know the principles of parental responsibility with our quick guide.
Advice for maintaining professional integrity and boundaries on social media.
6 November 2018
You have responsibilities to a patient if their condition or treatment affects their ability or fitness to drive.
31 October 2018
If your practice plans to delegate more tasks to non-clinical staff, consider these medico-legal aspects.
15 October 2018
What you need to know to be a reflective practitioner.
9 October 2018
Patients travelling to malaria hotspots should be encouraged to seek early medical advice about preventative measures.
A doctor's religious beliefs or conscientious objection to a treatment may prevent them from agreeing to carry out certain actions.
31 August 2018
If someone isn't satisfied with the response to their complaint after the first stage of the NHS complaints procedure, they can refer their complaint to the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman (PHSO) for investigation.
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