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Guide

Avoiding email dangers

Security and protection of personal data is a key concern when emailing clinical information.

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Guide

Conscientious objection

A doctor's personal beliefs or conscientious objection to a treatment may prevent them from agreeing to carry out certain actions.

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Journal

Older and wiser: caring for older patients

Dr Catriona James explores the principles which may be of enhanced importance when caring for an older adult.

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Journal

Should you respond to fake news stories on social media?

Should medical students respond to medical misinformation online?

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Journal

TV and film doctors: what they can teach us

Spoiler alert! We’re looking at the medico-legal lessons you can gain from watching the silver screen.

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Journal

A trustworthy source: dealing with the media

How GPs can provide trustworthy advice to the media during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Journal

Avoiding risks when consulting with patients remotely

With many more appointments now offered remotely by phone or video, we reflect on some of the medico-legal issues raised by this way of working.

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Guide

Responding to written complaints in the Republic of Ireland

Getting a complaint response right first time is the best way to settle concerns and to reduce the risk of a complaint escalating.

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Guide

Duty of candour in primary care and independent practice

Healthcare organisations (other than health service bodies) registered with CQC in England are subject to a statutory duty of candour.

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