Guides

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Fit notes

15 June 2022

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

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Disclosure to third parties

9 June 2022

What you need to know about disclosing patient information to third parties.

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Good Samaritan acts

6 June 2022

You have an ethical duty to offer help in an emergency if you can. Make sure you have adequate indemnity in place.

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How to respond to a complaint

25 May 2022

Writing a good response is a crucial part of successfully resolving a complaint.

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Tips for foundation years: coroners' inquests and fatal accident inquiries

9 May 2022

Advice for foundation doctors responding to a request from the coroner or procurator fiscal for a statement.

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Prescribing cannabis-based products

6 May 2022

What you need to know about who can prescribe cannabis-based products.

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DNACPR orders

3 May 2022

In the right circumstances, a DNACPR order helps ensure that a patient's death is dignified and peaceful.

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Notifiable infectious diseases

28 April 2022

Doctors have a statutory duty to notify the local authority of suspected cases of certain infectious diseases.

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Responding to complaints in Northern Ireland

27 April 2022

How to respond to complaints in Northern Ireland, including monitoring and learning.

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Revalidation: what you need to know

27 April 2022

Understanding the essentials of revalidation.