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Telephone triage in primary care

MANY busy practices use non-clinical staff to triage calls from patients. But are your protocols and policies robust enough to protect patient safety?

  • 31 October 2013
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Healthcare assistants and the flu vaccination

Ensure HCAs are not tasked to provide flu vaccinations under a Patient Group Direction.

  • 26 September 2013
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Criminal record checks

New rules mean certain "spent" criminal convictions no longer have to be declared by clinicians in England and Wales.

  • 29 August 2013
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Reporting adverse drug reactions

Be sure to report any suspected adverse drug reaction to comply with GMC guidance

  • 31 July 2013
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Policing migrant patients

The recent Queen's Speech once again raised the issue of healthcare and immigration status. So what are the obligations in primary care?

  • 28 June 2013
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Inappropriate sexual behaviour in colleagues

New guidance from the GMC highlights a duty to report any concerns over the sexual conduct of a colleague towards a patient.

  • 31 May 2013
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Chaperone guidance revised

Doctors can help avoid complaints of inappropriate behaviour by following new GMC guidance on chaperones.

  • 30 April 2013
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Serial complainers

Think carefully before de-registering a patient - even those who make frequent and unreasonable complaints

  • 28 March 2013
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It goes without saying

MANY doctors rely on implied consent in their day-to-day practice, but be aware of its limitations.

  • 28 February 2013
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Prescribing addictive medicines

When prescribing addictive medicines be sure to discuss fully the risks and benefits with patients.

  • 30 January 2013
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