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The rapid development of recording and communication technologies has had a profound impact on the confidentiality of patient information and patient identity.
Dictated notes may pose problems if records aren't transcribed promptly, or if key information is left out.
Your duty of confidentiality to a patient continues after their death.
Advice for maintaining professional integrity and boundaries on social media.
Dr Ellie Mein shares top tips on phone etiquette and staying safe when using your own device at work.
A GP received a complaint from a patient who'd instructed a solicitor to investigate a possible claim against their employer, following a work related injury.
Social media is becoming more prevalent in the lives of medical professionals. Dr Sally Old shares tips on communicating online without failing foul of the rules.
Dr Kathryn Leask explores medico-legal issues faced by medics when a patient’s condition is also a communicable disease such as HIV.
When analysing members' cases involving patients with HIV, a number of key themes emerged - with confidentiality being top of the list.