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Warfarin: learning lessons from complaints and claims

Warfarin is a commonly prescribed medication in primary and secondary care. In the majority of cases it is a safe and effective drug, however it does need careful monitoring and can interact with other commonly prescribed medications.

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Decision making and consent: new guidance from the GMC webinar

The GMC's new guidance, Decision making and consent came into effect on 9 November 2020. It takes into account changes to recent case law and emphasises the importance of knowing your individual patient.

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Withdrawing clinically assisted nutrition and hydration (CANH)

Guidance on making the difficult and emotive decision to withdraw life sustaining treatment from patients in a vegetative or minimally conscious state.

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Avoiding diagnostic delays in heart failure

Delays in diagnosis can be due to the vague and non-specific signs and symptoms that patients may present with to their GP.

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Guidance and advice for occupational health doctors

Protocols on disclosing medical reports, clearly communicated to both patients and employers, can help manage patients expectations.

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Drug-driving and prescription medication

Some patients may have questions about licensed medications and driving.

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COVID-19 vaccination: your questions answered

We answer your questions about the COVID-19 vaccination programme.

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New guidance for doctors planning to join GMC register from other European countries

Guidance advises how doctors who qualified in other European Economic Area (EEA) countries can apply to join the General Medical Council (GMC) register after the end of the Brexit transition period.

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Storing and disposing of human skeletons and material

How to appropriately dispose of real human skeletons.

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Speaking from experience: the value of peer-to-peer support

After a gruelling GMC investigation, a retired hospital consultant MDU member wanted to help others in the same situation.

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