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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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Case study

Disclosure to the DVLA

The MDU helped an ST doctor with questions about the potential fitness to drive of a patient who offered conflicting histories.

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Case study

Accidental disclosure of patient information

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.

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Guide

Notifiable infectious disease

Doctors have the statutory duty to notify a proper officer of the local authority of suspected cases of certain infectious diseases.

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Guide

Dealing with the media

Your quick guide on what to do if you're approached by the media.

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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

Children whose parents are separated

If parents who have separated ask for medical information about their child, it's important to know how to handle the request sensitively and correctly.

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News

Guidance and advice for occupational health doctors

Occupational health doctors face situations unique to their specialty due to the need to balance their ethical duty to patients against the expectations of employers.

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Journal

How our love of smartphones may transform communication in hospitals

Dr Ellie Mein looks at how mobile technology is changing the way we learn, deliver healthcare, manage time and monitor patients.

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