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Equal under the law

BIG changes are looming in the world of equality legislation that will have an impact on employment practices.

  • 24 September 2010
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Delegate with care

Ensure your staff are not asked to take on tasks out with their competence or responsibility. Ensure that they are properly trained in any task they are asked to carry out. Keep good records of all staff training as proof of competence.

  • 30 August 2010
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Erasure by oversight

Don't lose your licence to practise because the GMC or GDC don't have your correct contact details.

  • 25 June 2010
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Don’t deal with GMC/GDC alone

Doctors and dentists should resist the temptation to respond to GMC or GDC correspondence on their own.

  • 24 May 2010
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'Bigging up' the CV

Competition for jobs can sometimes be fierce, but resist the temptation to 'big-up' a CV with lies or half-truths.

  • 19 April 2010
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Medico-legal risk in assisted suicide

The risks faced by doctors who assist in a suicide have been set out for the first time in the new policy from the Director of Public Prosecutions.

  • 19 March 2010
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Be clear on competency when providing ‘fit notes’

Keep within clinical competence in making workplace recommendations on medical ‘fit notes’

  • 15 February 2010
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Beware dangerous side-effects in chronic asthma treatment

Failure to adequately monitor long-term steroid treatment of patients with chronic asthma can lead to serious side-effects.

  • 15 January 2010
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Ensure adequate chaperoning to prevent sex assault claims

Complaints of sexual assault by patients are not uncommon. Doctors should always offer a chaperone wherever possible.

  • 14 December 2009
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Resource prioritisation in flu pandemic

How should doctors prioritise vaccinations among vulnerable patient groups should demand outstrip supply?

  • 12 November 2009
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