Guides

Initiating and participating in a quality improvement (QI) project can help achieve changes that make a real difference to a patient's hospital experience.

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Coping with complaints stress

26 September 2022

Facing a complaint or a claim can be difficult but there are steps you can take to help manage the stress involved.

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Upskilling practice staff

13 September 2022

If your practice plans to delegate more tasks to non-clinical staff, consider these medico-legal aspects.

Confidentiality and children - The MDU
Confidentiality: children and young people

9 September 2022

The overriding consideration for healthcare professionals must always be the child or young person's best interests.

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An introduction to testamentary capacity

31 August 2022

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

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Tracking test results

31 August 2022

How to minimise risk and avoid complaints when tracking results in GP practices and hospitals.

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Breaking bad news

26 August 2022

Breaking bad news is a complex and sensitive task that needs practice and a considered, tactful approach.

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How to respond to a subject access request for medical records

23 August 2022

Patients have a legal right to request access to their medical records.

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Gillick competence

15 August 2022

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

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Consent and young patients

15 August 2022

Consent in children and young people can be complex – and the law varies across the UK.