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GDPR – general – core principles
Explore the core principles of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
Apologising when things go wrong is an essential part of practice and can assist in maintaining good patient relationships.
Confidentiality - disclosures in the public interest
In some circumstances, disclosing confidential patient information is permissible in the public interest.
Doctors dealing with dental emergencies
At certain times of the year, such as school holidays, MDDUS sees an increase in the number of calls from doctors requesting advice on how to deal with patients attending for dental problems.
GDPR - lawful basis for processing
An overview of the lawful bases for processing personal data under the GDPR
Majority of Brits think A&E overused
OVER 85 per cent of the UK population believe that A&E services are overused, while just over half agree that it is hard to get an appointment with a GP, according research carried out by The National Centre for Social Research.
New GMC assessment centre for overseas doctors
OVERSEAS doctors wanting to practice in the UK will now undergo a "rigorous half-day assessment" of practical skills at a new £2.5m GMC test centre in Manchester.
Wider use of cannabis-based medicinal products not justified
WIDER use of cannabis-based medicinal products cannot currently be justified due to a lack of robust evidence for clinical effectiveness, says NICE in new draft guidance.
Asthma deaths soar
DEATHS from asthma attacks in England and Wales have increased by a third in the last decade, according to data from The Office for National Statistics (ONS).
Dental care for diabetics
A NEW commissioning standard on dental care for patients with diabetes has been published by NHS England and the office of the chief dental officer (CDO).