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.

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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Data breaches

9 November 2020

An unaddressed data breach is likely to have a significant effect on individuals, and can result in heavy fines for those responsible.

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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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GDPR: data subjects' rights

3 November 2020

GDPR makes data subjects' rights explicit. Your obligations to data subjects are summarised in the following eight rights.

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GDPR: five things GPs need to have in place

3 November 2020

Practices must be mindful of a number of fundamental requirements in order to comply with the legislation.

GDPR for independent practitioners
Introduction to data protection for independent practitioners

3 November 2020

Here are some things independent practitioners should consider regarding data protection.

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The General Data Protection Regulation and the Data Protection Act 2018

3 November 2020

Explaining the changes to data protection law introduced as a result of the GDPR and Data Protection Act.