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Education, media and confidentiality

The rapid development of recording and communication technologies has had a profound impact on the confidentiality of patient information and patient identity. 

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Guide

Dictated notes and best practice

Dictated notes may pose problems if records aren't transcribed promptly, or if key information is left out.

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Journal

Confidentiality responsibilities to HIV positive patients

Dr Kathryn Leask explores medico-legal issues faced by medics when a patient’s condition is also a communicable disease such as HIV.

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Journal

What is it really like behind the mask?

Molly shares her experience working with patients as an interim foundation doctor (FiY1) and what it’s like communicating with empathy in a mask.

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Guide

Statutory duty of candour in secondary care

Secondary care providers registered with CQC in England are subject to a statutory duty of candour, introduced in November 2014.

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Guide

Duty of candour at a glance

Your quick guide to the duty of candour.

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Guide

Maintaining patient boundaries

How to manage inappropriate patient behaviour and avoid blurring the lines with patient relationships.

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Guide

Minimising risk in out-of-hours consultations

There are various ways for GPs to minimise the risk involved with out-of-hours consultations.

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FAQ

Is there any guidance on discussing advance care plans with patients and their relatives during the COVID-19 outbreak?

The GMC and NMC published a joint statement on 15 April 2020 to guide those undertaking discussions about advance care planning...

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