Guides

Walking in woods
Be alert to Lyme disease in patients

26 January 2021

Watch out for the signs and symptoms of Lyme disease.

Tube feeding
Withdrawing clinically assisted nutrition and hydration (CANH)

19 January 2021

Guidance on making the difficult and emotive decision to withdraw life sustaining treatment from patients in a vegetative or minimally conscious state.

Heart failure
Avoiding diagnostic delays in heart failure

19 January 2021

Delays in diagnosis can be due to the vague and non-specific signs and symptoms that patients may present with to their GP.

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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.

Pills on car keys
Drug-driving and prescription medication

12 January 2021

Some patients may have questions about licensed medications and driving.

Skeleton
Storing and disposing of human skeletons and material

7 January 2021

How to appropriately dispose of real human skeletons.

GP speaking to patient
Montgomery and informed consent

20 November 2020

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

Consultation with doctor
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.

student speaking to GP
Pupils in the practice

9 October 2020

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

importance of raising concerns
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.