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Confidential paper records

Take care with confidential paper records.

  • 23 December 2011
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Think before removing patients

Removing patients from your practice list without good reason could prompt a complaint to the GMC or GDC.

  • 30 November 2011
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Treat on need not eligibility

Make the care of the patient your first concern when dealing with asylum seekers and undocumented migrants.

  • 28 October 2011
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Have you read the small print?

Doctors and dentists signing an official report or document must always check it is accurate or risk a challenge from the GMC or GDC.

  • 30 September 2011
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Sneaking a peek at patient records

Clinicians should resist the temptation to access patient records without a sound clinical reason to do so.

  • 26 August 2011
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Can a patient be a ‘friend’?

Not best advised according to new BMA guidance for doctors using online social media

  • 26 July 2011
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Emailing confidential patient data

Take extra care when emailing confidential patient data to ensure the information is effectively protected. Use the minimum amount of detail necessary and encrypt data where practical.

  • 28 June 2011
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Tweet with care

Think carefully before making comments on social media sites like Twitter and Facebook.

  • 27 May 2011
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A dangerous misunderstanding

WHY do some patients fail to follow medical advice? The answer could be a simple communication failure.

  • 15 April 2011
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Bribery by any other name

The cherished - by some - freebie may soon pose more than just an ethical dilemma

  • 28 March 2011
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