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Professional duty of candour (dental)
At look at the key points from the General Dental Council’s professional duty of candour statement.
Remote consulting in the coronavirus outbreak - dental
MDDUS advice article on the challenges of remote consulting for dentists.
Some adults may be unclear, unrealistic or ambivalent about their personal circumstances and it is incumbent upon healthcare professionals to work with those adults to understand what “being safe” means to them, and how that can be best achieved.
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.
The COVID-19 pandemic and staff wearing beards
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, there have been reports that some primary care staff are being asked by employers to remove their beards; indeed, this has formed the subject of numerous calls to the MDDUS advice line in recent days and weeks.
Safe working and delegation in difficult times
MDDUS advice on working within competence and safe delegation during the coronavirus outbreak
Engaging with the media
Read our advice on what to do if you are contacted by the media.
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.
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.
GDPR - data protection impact assessments
Explore the key points around data protection impact assessments under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).