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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.
Doctors and other healthcare professionals have a duty to be alert to signs of domestic abuse.
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A new online resource explores and supports the concept of second victims among healthcare professionals involved in adverse clinical incidents.
Your duty of confidentiality to a patient continues after their death.
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