Guides

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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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Pupils in the practice

9 October 2020

Before welcoming a work experience pupil into your GP surgery, take into account these key considerations.

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Statutory duty of candour in secondary care

4 August 2020

Secondary care providers registered with CQC in England are subject to a statutory duty of candour, introduced in November 2014.

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Duty of candour at a glance

4 August 2020

Your quick guide to the duty of candour.

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Patients wanting to record consultations

3 April 2020

What should you do if a patient wants to record a consultation, overtly or covertly?

Remote consultations
Conducting remote consultations

27 March 2020

Some doctors have expressed concerns about the medico-legal risks and limitations of interacting with patients online, rather than during a traditional face-to-face consultation.

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Dealing with online criticism

24 January 2020

What to do and how to respond when patients go online to criticise your practice.

Law books
Aspects of the clinical negligence legal process explained

15 January 2020

Your guide to understanding the processes and procedures of a claim once it is underway.

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Background to litigation

15 January 2020

Receiving a claim can be confusing, especially if you're unfamiliar with the procedures and terminology. Our guide will help you understand the litigation process.

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Notification of a claim: what to send us

14 January 2020

If you approach us for assistance with a claim, we'll ask you for specific documents and information.