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A GP member was due to have a remote consultation because of the coronavirus outbreak, and needed the MDU's advice with questions surrounding confidentiality and data protection.
If parents who have separated ask for medical information about their child, it's important to know how to handle the request sensitively and correctly.
GPs play a pivotal role in identifying children at risk and should be familiar with local child protection procedures.
The MDU was able to advise a GP about a parental responsibility issue involving the stepfather of a young epileptic patient.
Ethical considerations in prescribing contraception to young people
Get to know the principles of parental responsibility with our quick guide.
Obtain consent to disclose identifiable patient information, unless it is required by law or justified in the public interest.
Assessing the best interests of children who are too young to make decisions for themselves is complex.
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.