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Doctors have the statutory duty to notify a proper officer of the local authority of suspected cases of certain infectious diseases.
Your quick guide on what to do if you're approached by the media.
Security and protection of personal data is a key concern when emailing clinical information.
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.
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.
Dr Ellie Mein looks at how mobile technology is changing the way we learn, deliver healthcare, manage time and monitor patients.
GPs play a pivotal role in identifying children at risk and should be familiar with local child protection procedures.
Patients with mental disorders or learning disabilities do not necessarily lack capacity to consent to disclosure of confidential information.
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.