Guides

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Raising concerns

10 May 2022

Our advice for raising concerns about patient safety, dignity or comfort.

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Tips for foundation years: coroners' inquests and fatal accident inquiries

9 May 2022

Advice for foundation doctors responding to a request from the coroner or procurator fiscal for a statement.

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Prescribing cannabis-based products

6 May 2022

What you need to know about who can prescribe cannabis-based products.

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Confidentiality and adults without capacity

3 May 2022

Laws around incapacity vary across the UK – but ultimately, you must consider the best interests of a patient who lacks capacity to make their own decisions.

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DNACPR orders

3 May 2022

In the right circumstances, a DNACPR order helps ensure that a patient's death is dignified and peaceful.

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Notifiable infectious diseases

28 April 2022

Doctors have a statutory duty to notify the local authority of suspected cases of certain infectious diseases.

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Responding to complaints in Northern Ireland

27 April 2022

How to respond to complaints in Northern Ireland, including monitoring and learning.

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Revalidation: what you need to know

27 April 2022

Understanding the essentials of revalidation.

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Missed appointments

25 April 2022

Who takes responsibility when a patient fails to attend an appointment - the doctor or the patient?

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NHS complaints procedure in Northern Ireland

25 April 2022

Your introduction to the NHS complaints procedure in Northern Ireland.