Disclosure of patient records
Knowing how to respond appropriately to different types of access requests poses an ongoing challenge for busy practices.
Need a dentist, then why ask a doctor?
A common dilemma faced by GP practices in the busy holiday season is whether to treat patients who present with dental problems. Here are some points to consider.
Ensuring safe handovers between primary and secondary care
Handover of patient care is a common area of risk which is magnified when transferring between primary and secondary care services.
Providing incident statements and reports
Engaging in incident investigations can seem daunting but it is important to provide any required statement or report in a clear, detailed and objective manner
Preparing for Covid inquiries
The Scottish government recently announced it will establish a public inquiry into its handling of the Covid-19 pandemic. Governments across the UK are expected to follow suit. What should you do to prepare?
Proactive response to patient complaints
Should practices consider monitoring social media forums to counter misinformation with factual evidence and advice?
How can you ensure a robust system where nothing important is missed?
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.
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.
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?