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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Prescribing contraception to under-16s

27 May 2019

Ethical considerations in prescribing contraception to young people

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Tips for a quality improvement project

22 May 2019

Initiating and participating in a quality improvement (QI) project can help achieve changes that make a real difference to a patient's hospital experience.

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Redacting third party information from notes

15 May 2019

You might sometimes need to remove or redact information from medical records when sending them to patients or third parties. Here's what you need to know.

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Confidentiality and disclosing information after death

10 April 2019

Your duty of confidentiality to a patient continues after their death.

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Doctors' health and wellbeing: sources of support

12 February 2019

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.

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Fitness to practise procedures

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'.

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Parental responsibility

16 November 2018

Get to know the principles of parental responsibility with our quick guide.

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Using social media

16 November 2018

Advice for maintaining professional integrity and boundaries on social media.

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Assessing fitness to drive

6 November 2018

You have responsibilities to a patient if their condition or treatment affects their ability or fitness to drive.