Latest updates and advice

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Advising patients on fitness to drive in the Republic of Ireland

16 June 2022

What to do if a patient continues driving against medical advice.

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Fit note certification extended to more healthcare professionals

16 June 2022

A wider range of healthcare professionals will be able to certify patients fit to work.

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Dealing with patients who decline to wear a face covering

10 June 2022

What to do if patients refuse to wear a face covering or mask when deemed necessary.

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Getting back into the room

9 June 2022

Oscar Mathew, director of the Medical Mediation Foundation, shares some insights from conversations with medics about reinstating face-to-face connections.

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Monkeypox designated a notifiable disease

8 June 2022

Advice on notifying authorities of monkeypox cases

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Treating overseas visitors in primary care

28 April 2022

Civilians displaced by war will need help in accessing NHS treatment following their arrival in the UK.

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

4 April 2022

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

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Delayed diagnosis of ovarian cancer

10 March 2022

Ovarian cancer is often diagnosed in its late stages with more women dying from this type of cancer than any other gynaecological malignancy.

Avoiding diagnosis delays in endometriosis
Avoiding diagnosis delays in endometriosis

7 March 2022

Diagnostic delays for endometriosis can occur, with many of the symptoms similar to other common medical conditions.

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Dealing with Valentine's Day advances

8 February 2022

How to deal with inappropriate advances from patients and avoid misunderstandings.