Throughout December and January we ran a medico-legal quiz based on popular guidance and advice from our website.
Nearly 2,000 people had a go at answering the five question quiz. Find out the answers below and take a look at the guidance on which each question was based on:
How long do you have to provide information for a subject access request?
- Within one month (correct answer)
- Within 20 working days
- Within 40 days
For guidance, see our advice on GDPR for GPs
Does an oral complaint that is resolved in one working day need to be acknowledged in writing?
- Yes – within 2 working days
- Yes – within 3 working days
- No, it is not necessary (correct answer)
For guidance, see our video on handling complaints
A patient is undergoing an intimate examination, and has a chaperone present. As per GMC guidance, a doctor must be satisfied that their chaperone will:
- Be sensitive and respect the patient’s dignity and confidentiality (correct answer)
- Have previous experience as a chaperone
- Stay throughout the examination and be able to see what the doctor is doing (correct answer)
- Be prepared to raise concerns about a doctor’s behaviour or actions (correct answer)
- Reassure the patient if necessary (correct answer)
For guidance, see our journal article on consent and intimate examinations
In England, for how long must you be fully registered with a licence to practise to be eligible to complete form Cremation 5?
- For at least 1 year
- For at least 3 years
- For at least 5 years (correct answer)
For guidance, see our guide on signing death certificates and cremation forms
During a consultation a patient hands you an envelope containing multiple £50 notes. They say it is a Christmas gift, but you are concerned they are trying to influence the treatment you provide. Do you:
- Accept the gift anyway, but make a note of your concerns
- Decline the gift, as it could be perceived as an abuse of trust (correct answer)
- Direct the patient to a receptionist who can accept the gift on behalf of your organisation
For guidance, see our tips on accepting gifts from patients
This guidance was correct at publication 30/01/2019. It is intended as general guidance for members only. If you are a member and need specific advice relating to your own circumstances, please contact one of our advisers.