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Feature 30/06/2017

Support With CQC: Introduction

Support With CQC: Introduction

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The CQC is the regulator for health and social care in England. It monitors, inspects and regulates general practices to make sure they meet fundamental standards of quality and safety.

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Factsheet 07/12/2018

Chaperones

Chaperones

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The medical consultation is a challenge to both doctor and patient, whether in the community or in hospital. The need for more detailed discussions with patients, along with their increasing autonomy and right to make choices in relation to their clinical care and treatment, has affected the traditional role of the doctor-patient relationship. This has made maintaining appropriate professional boundaries in the doctor-patient consultation more challenging, however, the guidance from national and regulatory bodies is clear that it is always the health professional's responsibility to do so.

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Case report 27/11/2018

Video: Anatomy of a claim

Video: Anatomy of a claim

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This video looks at a scenario where a patient brought a claim against three GPs in the same surgery, and how understanding the varied claims enabled us to support the doctors throughout the whole process.

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Publication content 09/10/2018

Ask the expert: Is a patient’s son entitled to access his mother’s co...

Ask the expert: Is a patient’s son entitled to access his mother’s confidential information?

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Is the patient’s son entitled to access his mother’s confidential information? Where a patient lacks capacity clinicians should consider what action is in the patient’s best interests.

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Ask the expert: Are we obliged to facilitate a request for CCTV foota...

Ask the expert: Are we obliged to facilitate a request for CCTV footage of the practice car park?

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Are we obliged to facilitate a request for CCTV footage of the practice car park? You need to consider the confidentiality of other patients. Dr Rachel Birch, medicolegal consultant, answers a member’s query.

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Workshop

Safer management of test results

Location: This workshop is delivered in house. (Read more for further details)
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Safer management of test results

This workshop has been developed to assist general practices to understand the potential for error in their own test result management process.

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Infection Control in Primary Care - in-practice

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Infection Control in Primary Care - in-practice

This workshop will give you a clear understanding of the importance of infection control. It will provide you with the skills to manage and reduce infection in your practice and comply with national standards.

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Factsheet 08/08/2018

Inquests - Northern Ireland

Inquests - Northern Ireland

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An inquest is a fact-finding exercise that is conducted by the Coroner and, in some cases, in front of a jury. The purpose of an inquest is to find out who the person was and, how, when and where they died. This factsheet gives further information about what happens at an inquest.

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08/08/2018

Inquests - Wales

Inquests - Wales

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An inquest is a fact-finding exercise that is conducted by the coroner and, in some cases, in front of a jury. The purpose of an inquest is to find out who died – when, where, how and in what circumstances. This factsheet gives further information about what happens at an inquest.

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Webinar

GP medical records and GDPR - recording available

Date: 21/03/2018 16:00 -21/03/2018 17:00 (Read more for further details) Location: Online (Read more for further details)
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GP medical records and GDPR - recording available

Presented by medicolegal advisers Dr Rachel Birch and Dr Ewen Ross, this webinar will outline changes in legislation and the obligations that these will place on general practices as data controllers.

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17/01/2018

Solutions for providers working at scale

Solutions for providers working at scale

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Because complete protection is central to our ethos of supporting members throughout their career and helping them avoid unnecessary worry and disruption whenever possible, we place this at the heart of our bespoke indemnity solutions for GP provider organisations.

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