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28 February 2021
Medico-legal adviser Dr Kathryn Leask discusses the proposed changes to the Caldicott principals.
26 January 2021
Watch out for the signs and symptoms of Lyme disease.
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.
19 January 2021
Guidance on making the difficult and emotive decision to withdraw life sustaining treatment from patients in a vegetative or minimally conscious state.
Delays in diagnosis can be due to the vague and non-specific signs and symptoms that patients may present with to their GP.
13 January 2021
Protocols on disclosing medical reports, clearly communicated to both patients and employers, can help manage patients' expectations.
12 January 2021
Some patients may have questions about licensed medications and driving.
7 January 2021
How to appropriately dispose of real human skeletons.
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