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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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Guide

Safeguarding children at risk of neglect or abuse

GPs play a pivotal role in identifying children at risk and should be familiar with local child protection procedures.

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Guide

Confidentiality and adults without capacity

Patients with mental disorders or learning disabilities do not necessarily lack capacity to consent to disclosure of confidential information.

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Guide

Text message communication in general practice

Text messages are a low-cost and low-effort way for GPs to keep patients updated, particularly for large-scale communications such as flu jab reminders.

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