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Research by the British Dental Association found that 600,000 patients go to their GPs with dental problems, rather than see a dental professional.

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Good Samaritan acts

11 April 2018

Helping out in an emergency and the medico-legal issues involved.

Attending a coroner's inquest

6 April 2018

The coroner holds an inquest if a death has been sudden and unexplained, when the cause is unknown, or the death is unnatural.

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Disclosing confidential information after death

6 April 2018

After a patient has died, GP practices are often approached by relatives, carers or officials asking for confidential information about the patient.

Domestic abuse
Domestic abuse: your legal and ethical duty

5 April 2018

Doctors and other healthcare professionals have a duty to be alert to signs of domestic abuse.

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'Good neighbour acts' and volunteering at events

4 April 2018

If you are providing medical cover at amateur sporting or charity events, there a few things you will first need to consider.

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Counter-terrorism and confidentiality

30 March 2018

Your legal obligations to report, and how to raise concerns if you believe a colleague poses a risk to themselves or others.

duty of candour
Duty of candour: Scotland

29 March 2018

Healthcare organisations in Scotland are subject to a statutory duty of candour, introduced on 1 April 2018.

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Consulting without notes

28 March 2018

What to do in situations where it's not possible to enter date into records at the time they're made.

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Looking after your health

26 March 2018

Doctors are often silent patients, reluctant to come forward and seek help.

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