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Your duty of confidentiality to a patient continues after their death.
GPs must ensure they’re specifically trained and competent before carrying out this procedure.
Dictated notes may pose problems if records aren't transcribed promptly, or if key information is left out.
A GP practice manager needed the MDU's help dealing with a data breach involving patients with similar names.
Advice for maintaining professional integrity and boundaries on social media.
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.
Data security incidents in healthcare have increased, so it's important to know what action to take to address any loss of confidential information.
The new service will collect GP data on a daily basis to help support health and care planning and research.
Advice for doctors and medical students interested in acting as social media influencers.