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Working without professional registration

Renewing registration with your professional healthcare regulator is no trivial matter – without it you may be unable legally to do your job.

  • 30 June 2021
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Vaccination passports add to demand for records access

An increasing number of contacts from patients regarding vaccination passports have led some practices to explore apps or other ways to reduce the potential burden – but this is not without risk.

  • 28 May 2021
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Making decisions about CPR

Doctors will be familiar with the difficult challenge of dealing with advance decisions on the resuscitation of patients (DNACPR decisions) - more particularly so during the pandemic. What key issues need to be considered?

  • 29 April 2021
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Clinicians refusing coronavirus vaccination

What needs to be considered when healthcare professionals decline the offer of a coronavirus vaccine?

  • 31 March 2021
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Treating colleagues

IT’S not uncommon to be asked by a colleague for healthcare advice or treatment but MDDUS advises leaving this to their own doctor or dentist.

  • 26 February 2021
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Members administering Covid-19 vaccinations

PRESSURE to roll-out vaccinations at speed should not blind prescribers to the risks attached to mass administration of a very new, prescription-only, injectable medication.

  • 19 January 2021
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Remote prescribing

PRESCRIBING medication is a common outcome in consultations but it is not without obvious risks - and these can be increased when consulting remotely.

  • 23 December 2020
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Covert recording in a time of Covid

The increase in remote telephone and video consultations due to the pandemic has made it easier for patients to record consultations. Is this something that should worry clinicians?

  • 25 November 2020
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Domestic abuse and remote consulting

HOUSEHOLD isolation measures during the pandemic have increased risks for those under threat from domestic abuse. A majority of clinical interactions now being undertaken remotely means reduced opportunities to recognise and act on cases. What can you do to help potential victims?

  • 30 October 2020
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Patient confidentiality after death

Patient confidentiality extends beyond death – and as COVID-19 continues to take its toll, access requests for the medical records of those who died in the pandemic will likely increase from those involved in their care.

  • 29 September 2020
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