Medeconomics provides a summary of recent guidance, with links to useful resources.
In the third of our series on understanding the GDPR, Dr Rachel Birch from Medical Protection outlines the principle of accountability and the action practices should take in the event of a data breach.
Advice on providing patients with online access to their records, by MDU medico-legal adviser Dr Carol Chu.
From 25 May 2018 practices will be subject to new data protection regulations. Medeconomics provides an overview of the legislation.
As part of the 2018/19 GP contract it will be a contractual requirement for practices to use the NHS e-Referral Service (e-RS) for all referrals to first consultant-led outpatient appointments from October 2018.
Every GP practice in England will be contractually required to meet new data security standards by April 2018.
NHS England has launched a series of practical guides to support people with sight loss, hearing loss, autism or learning disabilities to use online GP services.
A guide to what practices need to include when completing the Information Governance Toolkit each year.
ICO senior policy officer Andrew Rose shared advice on how practices can meet data protection challenges at this year's Practice Managers Association conference.
The RCGP and NHS Digital have issued guidance to help practices affected by the cyber attack that shut down NHS services across the country.
In a report on data security in the NHS, the CQC has identified good practice across a number of key areas. Medeconomics summarises the regulator's findings.
Two major reports suggest changes to the way that NHS organisations handle patient data. Medeconomics explains what this means for practices.
Marc Schmid explains what is involved with setting up video consultations in GP practices. The article includes a downloadable practice protocol and patient information leaflet.
Three case studies highlight how practices are using video consultations to improve patient care and deliver cost savings.
This practice protocol can be downloaded and adapted for use in your practice. It covers organisation and set-up, patient inclusion and exclusion criteria, advice on conducting online consultations and a consultation checklist
This patient information leaflet and consent form can be downloaded and adapted for use in your practice. It addresses concerns about security plus the benefits and risks of video consultations.
While online and video consultations may save time, it is important to be aware of the medico-legal risks, writes the MDU's Dr Sharmala Moodley.