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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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Podcast and video

Practical advice on consulting with patients remotely

In this webinar, Dr Sharmala Pranklin considers the medico-legal and practical issues raised by remote consultations.

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Guide

Patients wanting to record consultations

What should you do if a patient wants to record a consultation, overtly or covertly?

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Journal

How our love of smartphones may transform communication in hospitals

Dr Ellie Mein looks at how mobile technology is changing the way we learn, deliver healthcare, manage time and monitor patients.

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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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Guide

Dealing with challenging patients

Patients become ‘challenging’ for a number of reasons. Here, we advise on managing the patient while protecting yourself, staff and other patients.

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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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