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A professional witness can be compelled by a court witness summons to give evidence in court.
What should you do if a patient wants to record a consultation? And can you do the same?
Expert witnesses assist the court on matters that require particular expertise.
Being involved in a court case as a professional witness involves reporting the facts of your professional dealings with a patient.
Using autonotes to record information in a patient's records can lead to an inaccurate account of the appointment.
Asking patients if they drink or smoke often forms an important part of a consultation and treatment plan but may feel intrusive.
It's important to be up to date with best practice in data processing, information security and record retention.
Complaints and claims for clinical negligence can arise years after treatment. Without records, it may be difficult or impossible to defend them successfully.
Alison Large addresses questions on remote consultations, including record keeping while working remotely and remote prescribing.