Latest updates and advice

Vaccine
COVID-19 vaccination: your questions answered

8 January 2021

We answer your questions about the COVID-19 vaccination programme.

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New guidance for doctors planning to join GMC register from other European countries

7 January 2021

Guidance advises how doctors who qualified in other European Economic Area (EEA) countries can apply to join the General Medical Council (GMC) register after the end of the Brexit transition period.

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Avoiding diagnosis delays in endometriosis

29 October 2020

Diagnostic delays for endometriosis can occur as many of the symptoms are very similar to other common medical conditions.

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How GPs can deal with referral delays caused by COVID-19

13 October 2020

Steps that could avoid patient harm if there is a delay in onward care.

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Ombudsman complaints during pandemic

17 September 2020

Complaints to the ombudsman may increase as services resume.

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Responding to local resolution complaints during pandemic

17 September 2020

The pandemic continues to impact the ability to respond to complaints.

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Patient safety prospers when healthcare workers are well

15 September 2020

This World Patient Safety Day we look at the importance of healthcare workers' physical and psychological wellbeing.

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Certifying deaths during COVID-19 outbreak

11 May 2020

The process for certifying deaths has changed during the coronavirus outbreak.

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Receiving and storing patient images from online consultations

1 May 2020

Patient images can be helpful in remote consultations, but be aware of the medico-legal issues around receiving and storing them.

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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