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  • 1Nov

    Under-pressure doctors need time for patients, says GMC

    Heavy workloads are undermining doctor-patient relationships by eroding the time they have together to discuss treatment and care, the General Medical Council (GMC) has warned. The warning comes as the regulator launches a consultation on the draft of its updated consent guidance. The updated guidance responds to feedback from the profession and aims to assist doctors…

  • 9Aug

    New system of consent for organ and tissue donation announced

    Hundreds of lives will be saved each year under plans to change the law to a new system of consent. The government has outlined plans to implement a new system of consent for organ and tissue donation in order to tackle a shortage of donors. This will mean everyone is considered an organ donor unless…

  • 5Dec

    Sharing data in line with patient’s reasonable expectations

    The National Data Guardian has been looking at the circumstances under which health and care data may be shared, and the role that patients’ reasonable expectations play in shaping these circumstances. Part of this work has been examining how implied consent is used within health and care settings to share patient data and support individual…

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