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The care of transgender patients by GPs

GP practices must stay up-to-date with the relevant laws, professional guidance and contractual requirements relating to the care and treatment of transgender patients.

Parental responsibility

Parental responsibility refers to the rights and responsibilities that parents have in law for their child/young person, including the right to consent to medical treatment and access medical records.

Confidentiality - children and young people

The age of absolute consent is generally regarded as being 16 years, but even a child under age 12 may still be able to understand and make rudimentary decisions about how their personal information is used and shared.

Confidentiality - core principles

An overview of the core principles of patient confidentiality

GDPR - breach notifications

Explore the key points around breach notifications under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

GDPR - data protection impact assessments

Explore the key points around data protection impact assessments under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Complaints - core principles

It is a professional responsibility to listen, respond to and learn from comments, concerns and complaints from patients.

Prescribing for patients overseas

Patients who are overseas may contact their practice to request a prescription that can be obtained locally

Removal of patients from the practice list

There are a number of key steps to follow before removing a patient from your practice list

Consent - children

Once a young person reaches the age of 16 it is assumed they have the capacity to consent to their own treatment unless there is significant evidence to suggest otherwise.

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