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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.
25 April 2017
Your legal obligations to report, and how to raise concerns if you believe a colleague poses a risk to themselves or others.
You have a legal and ethical duty to raise concerns if you suspect a vulnerable adult patient is being abused or neglected.
What to do and how to respond when patients criticise your practice online.
Your quick guide on what to do if you're approached by the media.
4 April 2017
If you are providing medical cover at amateur sporting or charity events, there a few things you will first need to consider.
Helping out in an emergency and the medico-legal issues involved.
31 March 2017
GP practices can register patients from outside their area without the obligation to provide home visits.
28 March 2017
What to do in situations where it's not possible to enter date into records at the time they're made.
23 March 2017
Diabetes diagnosis presents a medico-legal challenge for GPs, nurses and specialists.
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