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Caution urged over patient gifts

CHRISTMAS is fast approaching and your patients might take the opportunity to offer a gift - but could accepting it compromise your professional judgement?

  • 26 November 2010
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Student work placements

BUDDING doctors and dentists rely on work experience to get a foot on the career ladder - but these placements are not risk-free.

  • 29 October 2010
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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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