Guides

Doctors need to be aware of local child protection procedures when identifying and safeguarding children at risk.

Self prescribing
Self-prescribing

30 January 2024

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

Self prescribing
Self-prescribing

30 January 2024

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

GP speaking to patient
Montgomery and informed consent

30 January 2024

Explaining informed consent and the significance of Montgomery vs Lanarkshire Health Board.

Patient neglect hospital
Guarding against wilful neglect or ill-treatment

30 January 2024

Wilful neglect or ill-treatment of patients is a serious offence. Read our advice on what to do when the offence applies.

childrens sporting event
'Good neighbour acts' and volunteering at events

30 January 2024

Make sure you have everything you need when providing medical cover at amateur and charity sporting competitions.

duty of candour
Duty of candour at a glance

30 January 2024

Your quick guide to the duty of candour.

Pills on car keys
Drug-driving and prescription medication

30 January 2024

Some patients may have questions about licensed medications and driving.

doctor administering flu vaccine
Flu vaccinations: consent, patient safety and delegation

30 January 2024

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

Valentine
Dealing with Valentine's Day advances

30 January 2024

How to deal with inappropriate advances from patients and avoid misunderstandings.