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Include child protection documents in records if necessary, important or relevant to the patient's clinical care.

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Revalidation - what you need to know

25 July 2017

Understanding the essentials of revalidation

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Patient confidentiality: disclosure to third parties

20 July 2017

Obtain consent to disclose identifiable patient information, unless it is required by law or justified in the public interest.

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Planning for your retirement

20 July 2017

Things to consider when winding up your practice for retirement.

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Responding to complaints in Northern Ireland

18 July 2017

Your quick guide on how to respond to complaints in Northern Ireland

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NHS complaints procedure in Northern Ireland

18 July 2017

Your introduction to the NHS complaints procedure in Northern Ireland.

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Consent and young patients

7 July 2017

Assessing the best interests of children who are too young to make decisions for themselves is complex.

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Assessing capacity

30 June 2017

Assessing a patient's capacity is an essential aspect of being a doctor. Here's what you need to know.

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CCTV in healthcare

23 June 2017

Surveillance in healthcare settings can be problematic, because of the need to protect patients' confidentiality.

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Patients in the public eye

23 June 2017

How to maintain patient confidentiality under the increased scrutiny of the media and public.

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