Latest updates and advice

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Looking after your health and wellbeing during the COVID-19 pandemic

16 April 2020

Sources of support for frontline healthcare professionals during the coronavirus outbreak

Lifting the medico-legal burden during COVID-19 pandemic

7 April 2020

Pauses to the NHS complaints and ombudsman’s procedures and fitness to practise investigations and hearings during the coronavirus outbreak.

Coronavirus: medico-legal update

6 April 2020

The medico-legal implications for doctors during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Coronavirus and student electives

12 March 2020

Advice for students planning or changing an elective

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Department of Health and Social Care lists coronavirus (COVID-19) as a notifiable disease

6 March 2020

As cases of COVID-19 continue to rise in the UK, all four jurisdictions have now taken legal measures to add coronavirus to the list of notifiable diseases.

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New powers for the Scottish Public Services Ombudsman

10 February 2020

The role of the Scottish Public Services Ombudsman (SPSO) has been expanded to include how whistleblowing complaints are handled

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Four festive dilemmas

10 December 2019

Test your knowledge of how you'd respond to these festive dilemmas...

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Organ donation law set to change to opt out system

11 October 2019

Organ donation will be moving to an 'opt out' system in 2020.

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Providing work-related vaccinations to practice staff

17 September 2019

The CNSGP scheme will not usually indemnify work-related vaccinations for practice staff - unlike the MDU.

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Patient safety and the importance of a just culture

12 September 2019

#patientsafety: the first annual World Patient Safety Day is on 17 September 2019