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24 June 2021
The medical examiner system is now expanding out from acute trusts to include community settings, including GP practices.
12 March 2021
The GMC's new prescribing guidance, Good practice in prescribing and managing medicines and devices, is due to come into effect from early April '21.
8 March 2021
How to make a best interests assessment.
28 February 2021
Medico-legal adviser Dr Kathryn Leask discusses the proposed changes to the Caldicott principals.
25 January 2021
Warfarin is a commonly prescribed medication in primary and secondary care. In the majority of cases it is a safe and effective drug, however it does need careful monitoring and can interact with other commonly prescribed medications.
1 May 2020
Patient images can be helpful in remote consultations, but be aware of the medico-legal issues around receiving and storing them.
10 February 2020
The role of the Scottish Public Services Ombudsman (SPSO) has been expanded to include how whistleblowing complaints are handled
11 October 2019
Organ donation will be moving to an 'opt out' system in 2020.
17 September 2019
The CNSGP scheme will not usually indemnify work-related vaccinations for practice staff - unlike the MDU.
30 July 2019
Dr Ellie Mein talks about what to expect during the transition from medical student to foundation doctor and offers some wellbeing advice for this busy period.