Guides

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Education, media and confidentiality

14 October 2021

The rapid development of recording and communication technologies has had a profound impact on the confidentiality of patient information and patient identity. 

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Minimising risk in out-of-hours consultations

8 October 2021

There are various ways for GPs to minimise the risk involved with out-of-hours consultations.

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Fit notes

7 October 2021

A quick guide on issuing fit notes to patients who have been off sick and your ethical obligations.

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Using social media

6 October 2021

Advice for maintaining professional integrity and boundaries on social media.

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Using social media

6 October 2021

Advice for maintaining professional integrity and boundaries on social media.

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Text message communication in general practice

4 October 2021

Text messages are a low-cost and low-effort way for GPs to keep patients updated, particularly for large-scale communications such as flu jab reminders.

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An introduction to testamentary capacity

21 September 2021

What you need to know about assessing testamentary capacity - the ability or understanding needed to make a valid will.

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An introduction to testamentary capacity

21 September 2021

What you need to know about assessing testamentary capacity - the ability or understanding needed to make a valid will.

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Coroners' inquiries

17 September 2021

An introduction to coroners' inquiries in England and Wales and your duties as a doctor.

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Diabetes diagnosis

20 August 2021

A delay in the diagnosis of diabetes can mean a patient misses out on the opportunity for appropriate screening and monitoring or preventive treatments.