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GDPR - privacy notices

A step-by-step guide to writing privacy notices

GDPR - subject access requests

An overview of the rules around subject access requests under the GDPR

Access to deceased records

This advice addresses some of the most common queries, together with appropriate suggested responses.

Confidentiality – adults with incapacity

It is a presumption that every adult patient has the mental capacity to make choices and decisions concerning the disclosure of their personal information, unless proved otherwise.

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.

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.

  • 14 August 2019
  • News

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.

  • 14 August 2019
  • News