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Safeguarding children at risk of neglect or abuse

GPs play a pivotal role in identifying children at risk and should be familiar with local child protection procedures.

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Case study

Parental responsibility and consent dilemma

The MDU was able to advise a GP about a parental responsibility issue involving the stepfather of a young epileptic patient.

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Guide

Prescribing contraception to under-16s

Ethical considerations in prescribing contraception to young people

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Guide

Parental responsibility

Get to know the principles of parental responsibility with our quick guide.

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Guide

Disclosure to third parties

Obtain consent to disclose identifiable patient information, unless it is required by law or justified in the public interest.

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Guide

Consent and young patients

Assessing the best interests of children who are too young to make decisions for themselves is complex.

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News

Government updates national child protection guidance

GPs already play a vital role in identifying children at risk and should know how to respond if they suspect abuse is taking place, in accordance with local and national guidelines.

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Guide

Protecting yourself from a sexual assault allegation

Sexual assault allegations are thankfully rare, but it's useful to know how to protect yourself from a misunderstanding.

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Journal

It's about who you know...

A medical student discovers someone she knows is set to be a patient at her clinical placement – raising ethical questions about conflict of interest and impartiality.

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