Guides

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Online access to records

29 October 2021

What you need to know about patients accessing their records online.

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Flu vaccinations: consent, patient safety and delegation

22 October 2021

Advice for GP practices during the annual winter flu vaccination programme.

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Education, media and confidentiality

14 October 2021

The rapid development of recording and communication technologies has had a profound impact on the confidentiality of patient information and patient identity. 

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Minimising risk in out-of-hours consultations

8 October 2021

There are various ways for GPs to minimise the risk involved with out-of-hours consultations.

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Text message communication in general practice

4 October 2021

Text messages are a low-cost and low-effort way for GPs to keep patients updated, particularly for large-scale communications such as flu jab reminders.

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Diabetes diagnosis

20 August 2021

A delay in the diagnosis of diabetes can mean a patient misses out on the opportunity for appropriate screening and monitoring or preventive treatments.

Retirement
Planning for your retirement

10 August 2021

Things to consider when retiring from practice.

Self prescribing
Self-prescribing

30 July 2021

Self-prescribing can lead to serious consequences. Read our guidance on prescribing for yourself or for anyone you have a close personal relationship with.

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Maintaining patient boundaries

16 July 2021

How to manage inappropriate patient behaviour and avoid blurring the lines with patient relationships.

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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.