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Laws around incapacity vary across the UK – but ultimately, you must consider the best interests of a patient who lacks capacity to make their own decisions.
In the right circumstances, a DNACPR order helps ensure that a patient's death is dignified and peaceful.
Patients have a right to refuse a chaperone. If you are unwilling to conduct an intimate examination without one, explain why...
What you need to know about advance decisions and GPs’ obligations.
Sexual assault allegations can be distressing for everyone, so it's useful to know how to protect yourself from a misunderstanding.
GPs need to be aware of local child protection procedures when identifying and safeguarding children at risk.
Patients have a statutory right of access to medical reports for insurance purposes...
If a patient has fluctuating capacity, or assessment of their capacity is complex, it may be helpful to seek medico-legal advice.
The who, when and what of having a chaperone present during intimate examinations.