February 2016

GatDoc Rules

We have updated the GatDoc rules. Doctors are reminded that should make themselves familiar with these rules.
The updated version can be found

Zika Virus

Public Health England, in conjunction with the BMA & RCGP, has today published guidance on dealing with the Zika virus. The guidance can be found here.

Managing Dental Infections

Following advice from the medical dental defence organisations, I have added advice about what actions a doctor should take if asked to see a patient with a potential dental infection. Although it could be argued that doctors are not trained as dentists and therefore advising the patient to seek dental advice may seem the correct thing to do, the defence organisations take a different view and feel the doctor could expose him/her self to liability bu doing so. The advice is in the Guidelines section