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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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News

Healthcare assistants and flu vaccinations

Healthcare assistants can administer flu vaccines, provided robust protocols are in place that follow the legal framework.

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Guide

Flu and flu vaccinations

Consent, patient safety and delegation for GP practices during the annual winter flu vaccination programme.

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Journal

Smartphone safety

Dr Ellie Mein shares top tips on phone etiquette and staying safe when using your own device at work.

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Guide

Pupils in the practice

Before welcoming a work experience pupil into your GP surgery, take into account these key considerations.

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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

Withdrawing clinically assisted nutrition and hydration (CANH)

Guidance on making the difficult and emotive decision to withdraw life sustaining treatment from patients in a vegetative or minimally conscious state.

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Case study

Complaint from the family of a deceased patient

The MDU helped a GP respond to a patient's family, who made a complaint after complications meant the patient's body couldn't be donated to a medical school after his death as he had wanted.

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News

Organ donation law set to change to opt out system

Organ donation will be moving to an 'opt out' system in 2020.

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