Guides

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Avoiding skin cancer diagnosis delays

12 August 2019

Melanomas require accurate and timely diagnosis by GPs so that patients can be treated promptly.

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Quick guide to reflective practice

7 August 2019

What you need to know to be a reflective practitioner.

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Domestic abuse: your legal and ethical duty

30 July 2019

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

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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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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.

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Avoiding malaria pitfalls

10 September 2018

Patients travelling to malaria hotspots should be encouraged to seek early medical advice about preventative measures.

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Storing information using a data cloud

10 August 2018

With the increased convenience of cloud computing come significant security and confidentiality risks.

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Patients in the public eye

28 June 2018

How to maintain patient confidentiality under the increased scrutiny of the media and public.

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Protecting patient data

21 May 2018

Memory sticks are great for transporting your personal photos and documents. But they are not suitable for storing identifiable patient data. Here's why.

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Freedom of information

21 May 2018

What are your responsibilities for making information available to the public under the Freedom of Information Act?