Guides

What you need to know to be a reflective practitioner.

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Patients in the public eye

3 November 2022

Patient confidentiality applies to all patients – no matter how famous or high-profile they might be.

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Storing information using a data cloud

1 November 2022

Storing patient information in a cloud can be useful – but it's worth making sure you've considered data security and confidentiality issues.

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The NHS complaints procedure in Scotland

1 November 2022

A concise but comprehensive guide to the Scottish NHS complaints procedure.

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Disclosing confidential information to the Gardaí in the Republic of Ireland

31 October 2022

When might doctors be required to share information with the Gardaí?

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Freedom of information

31 October 2022

What are the responsibilities for making information available to the public under the Freedom of Information Act?

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Protecting patient data

28 October 2022

Be mindful of how and where you store identifiable patient information.

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How to assess best interests

21 October 2022

Advice on assessing best interests when patients can't consent to treatment.

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Assessing mental capacity

20 October 2022

Assessing a patient's capacity to consent is essential, and it’s important to take all practicable steps to help patients make decisions.

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Conducting remote consultations

17 October 2022

The GMC's core principles apply as much to remote consultations as to any other consultation. Here's what to consider.