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Dealing with the media

Your quick guide on what to do if you're approached by the media.

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News

New powers for the Scottish Public Services Ombudsman

The role of the Scottish Public Services Ombudsman (SPSO) has been expanded to include how whistleblowing complaints are handled

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Guide

Conscientious objection

A doctor's personal beliefs or conscientious objection to a treatment may prevent them from agreeing to carry out certain actions.

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Guide

Dealing with challenging patients

Patients become ‘challenging’ for a number of reasons. Here, we advise on managing the patient while protecting yourself, staff and other patients.

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Guide

Consulting without notes

What to do in situations where it's not possible to enter data into records at the time they're made.

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Avoiding email dangers

Security and protection of personal data is a key concern when emailing clinical information.

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Guide

Children whose parents are separated

If parents who have separated ask for medical information about their child, it's important to know how to handle the request sensitively and correctly.

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Cautionary Tales 2019

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Guide

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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Dealing with online criticism

What to do and how to respond when patients go online to criticise your practice.

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Podcast and video

Coroners' inquests and Fatal Accident Inquiries

Inquests and FAIs may be intimidating but they are just fact-finding inquiries

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