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2 October 2012
The latest edition of Good Practice discusses the challenges presented by CQC, and explains how the MDU Guide to CQC can help, and Dr Yvonne McCombie examines the GP’s pivotal role in identifying domestic abuse and the consequent complex medico-legal issues.
This issue of inpractice focuses on change and the impact it can have on staff in your practice, the MDU Guide to CQC, a helpful interactive online guide to assist you with your preparations and dealing with sickness absence.
3 May 2012
Our main feature in this edition of Good Practice explores the issue of doctor-patient communication and describes how GPs can try to ensure they and their patients are on the same wavelength.
17 April 2012
In this issue, we look at what makes a successful clinical handover and how FY doctors can play a central part.
29 March 2012
This issue's lead feature contains practical advice on the medico-legal aspects of 'putting things right' after an adverse incident.
1 February 2012
This issue of inpractice addresses the changes to RCN practice nurse indemnity and includes features on dealing with requests for disclosure of information about children to parents, and some advice from Peninsula Business Services to assist practices who find themselves on the receiving end of an Employment Tribunal.
30 November 2011
This issue's lead feature concerns consent. The articles discuss in-depth the issues of obtaining valid and informed consent from patients and doctors’ legal and ethical obligations.
20 October 2011
This issue of Good Practice covers a wide range of topics from an analysis of prostate cancer complaints and claims, to requests from the police to disclose patient information, as well as some reassuring advice about the position of the GP when a patient wishes to deliver her baby at home.
25 August 2011
This issue looks at common immunisation errors in children and suggests ways of avoiding them; provides advice on handling critical feedback on NHS Choices, or other public sites; and highlights the importance of having a reliable system for logging and tracking patients’ test results.
16 June 2011
This issue focuses on effective communication with patients and colleagues. We explain what happens when communication goes wrong and what makes a good communicator.