Guides

Self prescribing
Self-prescribing

30 July 2021

Self-prescribing can lead to serious consequences. Read our guidance on prescribing for yourself or for anyone you have a close personal relationship with.

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Maintaining patient boundaries

16 July 2021

How to manage inappropriate patient behaviour and avoid blurring the lines with patient relationships.

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Dealing with racism from patients

14 July 2021

We live in a multicultural society but racist attitudes persist - and even now, some patients are not inhibited about expressing them.

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Medical influencers: navigating social media as doctors

9 July 2021

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

Medical social media influencer
Medical influencers: navigating social media as doctors

9 July 2021

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

Guide to clinical negligence
Responding to litigation

30 June 2021

Many doctors who have gone through clinical litigation tell us that coping with personal feelings is perhaps the most difficult aspect of this stressful time.

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Seatbelt exemption certificates

30 June 2021

When and how can you issue seatbelt exemption certificates?

Writing documents
Confidentiality issues in insurance and other reports

18 June 2021

A wide range of doctors provide reports about patients to third parties in the course of their work.

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Avoiding diagnostic delays in malignant melanoma

16 June 2021

Advice on avoiding missing a diagnosis of skin cancer.

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Dealing with challenging patients

14 June 2021

Patients become ‘challenging’ for a number of reasons. Here, we advise on managing the patient while protecting yourself, staff and other patients.