Guides

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Guidance and advice for occupational health doctors

13 January 2021

Protocols on disclosing medical reports, clearly communicated to both patients and employers, can help manage patients' expectations.

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Drug-driving and prescription medication

12 January 2021

Some patients may have questions about licensed medications and driving.

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Storing and disposing of human skeletons and material

7 January 2021

How to appropriately dispose of real human skeletons.

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Montgomery and informed consent

20 November 2020

Explaining informed consent and the significance of Montgomery vs Lanarkshire Health Board.

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New guidance on decision making and consent

3 November 2020

Doctors need to be aware of updated consent guidance which focuses on dialogue with patients.

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Pupils in the practice

9 October 2020

Before welcoming a work experience pupil into your GP surgery, take into account these key considerations.

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Statutory duty of candour in secondary care

4 August 2020

Secondary care providers registered with CQC in England are subject to a statutory duty of candour, introduced in November 2014.

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Duty of candour at a glance

4 August 2020

Your quick guide to the duty of candour.

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Patients wanting to record consultations

3 April 2020

What should you do if a patient wants to record a consultation, overtly or covertly?

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Conducting remote consultations

27 March 2020

Some doctors have expressed concerns about the medico-legal risks and limitations of interacting with patients online, rather than during a traditional face-to-face consultation.