Guides

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Confidentiality and disclosing information after death

30 January 2024

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

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Confidentiality and adults without capacity

30 January 2024

Laws around incapacity vary across the UK – but ultimately, you must consider the best interests of a patient who lacks capacity to make their own decisions.

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Gillick competence

30 January 2024

What is Gillick competence? Here's what you need to know about capacity and consent in young people.

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Conducting remote consultations

30 January 2024

The GMC's core principles apply as much to remote consultations as to any other consultation. Here's what to consider.

GDPR for independent practitioners
Introduction to data protection for independent practitioners

30 January 2024

Here are some things independent practitioners should consider regarding data protection.

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How to respond to a subject access request for medical records

30 January 2024

Patients have a legal right to request access to their medical records. Here's what you need to know.

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Medical influencers: navigating social media as doctors

30 January 2024

Advice for doctors and medical students interested in acting as social media influencers.

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Effective record-keeping

30 January 2024

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

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GMC guidance on professional indemnity

30 January 2024

Doctors are legally obliged to have adequate and appropriate indemnity in place as soon as they start practising in the UK.

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Domestic abuse: your legal and ethical duty

30 January 2024

What is your legal and ethical responsibility when it comes to reporting or spotting signs of domestic abuse?