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Medico-legal helpline

0800 716 646


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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Seatbelt exemption certificates

18 December 2017

When and how can you issue seatbelt exemption certificates?

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Raising concerns

15 December 2017

Our advice for raising concerns in your organisation.

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Effective record keeping

6 December 2017

Clear, accurate records support clinical decision-making and patient care

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Flu and flu vaccinations

6 December 2017

Consent, patient safety and delegation for GP practices during the annual winter flu vaccination programme.

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Online access to records

1 December 2017

What you need to know about online access to patient records.

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Maintaining patient boundaries

1 December 2017

How to manage inappropriate patient behaviour and avoid blurring the lines with patient relationships.

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Removing patients

20 November 2017

Removing patients is usually the last resort for doctors, but is not always the end of the story.

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Cosmetic procedures

20 November 2017

A quick guide to performing cosmetic procedures.

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13 November 2017

The who, when and what of having a chaperone present during intimate examinations.

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