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Act quickly on patient complaints

Responding swiftly and carefully to patient complaints can prevent them escalating to a more serious matter.

  • 27 April 2012
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Caution over self-prescribing

PRESCRIBING drugs for yourself or those close to you might be convenient but could land you in serious trouble with the GMC.

  • 30 March 2012
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A duty of openness

New published GMC guidance highlights again the responsibily that healthcare professionals in management positions have toward staff raising concerns over patient safety.

  • 28 February 2012
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Burnout warning for clinicians

Clinicians with health problems must not be afraid to seek help.

  • 30 January 2012
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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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