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During their life, a patient or their solicitor might ask you to witness the signing of a will or to produce a letter to confirm that the patient has capacity to make a will. After a patient has died, you might be asked to comment on whether the patient had testamentary capacity at the time they made a will.
19 May 2017
Ethical considerations and patient consent must be kept in mind when using before and after images to promote your work.
12 May 2017
A doctor's responsibility is to certify a deceased patient's cause of death by issuing a medical certificate of cause of death (MCCD).
9 May 2017
Security and protection of personal data is a key concern when emailing clinical information.
Effective systems for tracking test results will minimise risk of delayed diagnosis.
5 May 2017
Writing a good response is a crucial part of successfully resolving a complaint.
4 May 2017
Local resolution is the first stage in the NHS complaints procedure. Here's what you need to know.
Your need-to-know quick guide to the NHS complaints procedure.
25 April 2017
Confidentiality is essential to the bond of trust between doctor and patient, and may only be broken in exceptional circumstances. This guide explains the ethical and legal principles of confidentiality.
Your legal obligations to report, and how to raise concerns if you believe a colleague poses a risk to themselves or others.
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