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The advice in this section is for general guidance only.

If you need more specific advice you can call one of our medico-legal advisers on 0800 716 646. They are available between 8am and 6pm Monday to Friday and provide an on-call service for medico-legal emergencies or urgent queries 24-hours a day, 365 days a year. Alternatively you can fill out our form and an adviser will respond.

Popular resources about Media

  • Dealing with the media
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    What to do if the press come knocking at the surgery door. Dawn Boyall, media relations manager, advises.

  • Guide to social media
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    Social media is part of life and here to stay. Ensuring you use social media with care is important for you and your patients.

  • Disclosure on social media
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    A photograph of an operating list posted on a social media networking site amounted to a breach of patient confidentiality.

  • Dealing with the media
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    The UK press has an insatiable appetite for healthcare stories. Dr Helen Burnell advises members who are caught in the media spotlight. Podcast.

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