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What to do and how to respond when patients criticise your practice online.
Your quick guide on what to do if you're approached by the media.
Social media is part of life and here to stay. Ensuring you use social media with care is important for you and your patients.
The UK press has an insatiable appetite for healthcare stories. Dr Helen Burnell advises members who are caught in the media spotlight. Podcast.
Can I speak to a journalist off the record?
Can I sue if I have been defamed online?
Should I make a statement if there is media interest in my GMC case?
Should I complain about an inaccurate press story about treatment I carried out?
Should I accept a patient's friend request on social media?
Will my GMC case be reported in the press?
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