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Guide

Data breaches

An unaddressed data breach is likely to have a significant effect on individuals, and can result in heavy fines for those responsible.

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Guide

GDPR: data subjects' rights

GDPR makes data subjects' rights explicit. Your obligations to data subjects are summarised in the following eight rights.

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Guide

GDPR: five things GPs need to have in place

Practices must be mindful of a number of fundamental requirements in order to comply with the legislation.

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Guide

Introduction to data protection for independent practitioners

Here are some things independent practitioners should consider regarding data protection.

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Guide

The General Data Protection Regulation and the Data Protection Act 2018

Explaining the changes to data protection law introduced as a result of the GDPR and Data Protection Act.

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Case study

Complaint from patient's partner over allegations of abuse

A patient visited her GP, extremely anxious about a forthcoming family court appearance that she was unwilling to attend.

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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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Journal

Protecting the NHS from the medico-legal consequences of coronavirus

If we truly value its contribution, the NHS and its workforce must now be shielded from the additional burden of coronavirus civil claims, says Dr Christine Tomkins.

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Guide

Statutory duty of candour in secondary care

Secondary care providers registered with CQC in England are subject to a statutory duty of candour, introduced in November 2014.

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