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Test your knowledge

Try these sample AKT questions provided by Dr Mahibur Rahman from Emedica

  1. One of your patients asks if her daughter has been prescribed the oral contraceptive pill. Her daughter is 14, and was seen on her own a week earlier, and prescribed the combined oral contraceptive pill by one of the other doctors in the practice. Which of the following is the most suitable action?
  2. A – Provide information if the mother has parental responsibility. 
    B – Explain that you are unable to disclose information without the daughter’s permission. 
    C – Explain that her daughter is taking contraception but that you cannot divulge details of the exact prescription. 
    D – Advise the mother to put in a request to access the notes in writing. 
    E – Provide full details as the mother has a right to know.

  3. Where a patient has a notifiable disease, doctors have a duty to inform the Proper Officer of the details of the disease even if the patient does not consent to the disclosure. Which ONE of the following is not a notifiable disease?
  4. A – Cholera 
    B – Tetanus 
    C – HIV 
    D – Malaria 
    E – Legionnaire’s disease

  5. You receive a request for a medical report based on a patient’s notes from an insurance company. The request includes signed consent from the patient to allow you to provide this information. The patient contacts you asking to see a copy of the report before it is sent to the insurance company. The patient does not have any significant medical problems. What is the most appropriate way to deal with this request?
  6. A – Contact the insurance company and request their permission to give the patient a copy of the report. 
    B – Tell the patient that he should request a copy from the insurance company. 
    C – Tell the patient that it is not possible for him to see the report, but that he can request access to his own records. 
    D – Provide a copy of the report to the patient before sending the original to the insurance company. 
    E – Provide a copy of the report to the patient after sending the original to the insurance company.

Dr Mahibur Rahman is the medical director of Emedica, and works as a portfolio GP in the West Midlands. He is the course director for the Emedica AKT and CSA Preparation courses, and has helped hundreds of GP trainees achieve success in their MRCGP, AKT and CSA examinations each year.

MPS members can get a £20 discount off the Emedica MRCGP courses. Details of the courses are available at