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GDPR - breach notifications

Explore the key points around breach notifications 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

Recordings

There can be various reasons why a doctor or dentist would want to make a visual or audio recording of a patient consultation or procedure, such as for research or training purposes. However, it is important to respect ethical principles of consent and confidentiality in doing so.

Provision of medical reports

An overview of the rules around the provision of medical reports for employment, insurance or similar purposes.

GDPR - subject access requests

An overview of the rules around subject access requests under the GDPR

GDPR - privacy notices

A step-by-step guide to writing privacy notices

Confidentiality – adults with incapacity

It is a presumption that every adult patient has the mental capacity to make choices and decisions concerning the disclosure of their personal information, unless proved otherwise.

Doctors dealing with dental emergencies

At certain times of the year, such as school holidays, MDDUS sees an increase in the number of calls from doctors requesting advice on how to deal with patients attending for dental problems.

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