Guides

Frustrated doctor
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.

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.

Seatbelt sign on dashboard
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.

GP checking patient
Avoiding diagnostic delays in malignant melanoma

16 June 2021

Advice on avoiding missing a diagnosis of skin cancer.

Patient looking distant
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.

doctor with patient on home visit
Consulting without notes

4 June 2021

What to do in situations where it's not possible to enter data into records at the time they're made.

Doctor writing a report
Tips for foundation years: coroners' requests

2 June 2021

This guide will help foundation doctors respond to a request from the coroner for a statement.

Significant event analysis, discussing documents
Significant event analysis

28 May 2021

Significant event analysis is a way of formally analysing incidents that may have implications for patient care.