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GPs need to be aware of local child protection procedures when identifying and safeguarding children at risk.
What you need to know about assessing testamentary capacity - the ability or understanding needed to make a valid will.
You have a legal and ethical duty to raise concerns if you suspect a vulnerable adult patient is being abused or neglected.
The use of surveillance in healthcare settings can be problematic because of the need to protect patients' confidentiality.
A surgeon needed to check that a patient's consent was still valid before performing an operation, and called the MDU for advice.
A patient's refusal to declare their health issues before a potentially risky flight gave a GP member some confidentiality considerations...
What you need to know about disclosing patient information to third parties.
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.