Guides

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Avoiding skin cancer diagnosis delays

12 August 2019

Melanomas require accurate and timely diagnosis by GPs so that patients can be treated promptly.

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Quick guide to reflective practice

7 August 2019

What you need to know to be a reflective practitioner.

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Coping with complaints stress

1 August 2019

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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Domestic abuse: your legal and ethical duty

30 July 2019

Doctors and other healthcare professionals have a duty to be alert to signs of domestic abuse.

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Breaking bad news

23 July 2019

Breaking bad news is a complex and sensitive task which requires practice and a considered, tactful approach.

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Assessing capacity

27 June 2019

Assessing a patient's capacity is essential for doctors and it’s important to take all practicable steps to help patients make decisions. Here's what you need to know.

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Tips for a quality improvement project

22 May 2019

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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Redacting third party information from notes

15 May 2019

You might sometimes need to remove or redact information from medical records when sending them to patients or third parties. Here's what you need to know.

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Parental responsibility

16 November 2018

Get to know the principles of parental responsibility with our quick guide.

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Assessing fitness to drive

6 November 2018

You have responsibilities to a patient if their condition or treatment affects their ability or fitness to drive.