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Raising the profile of the profession through social media

Case study: Dipak is a podiatrist who has recently started co-ordinating a campaign with his employer to promote the profession to the public

When social media use breaches service user confidentiality

Case study: Desmond is a radiographer who posted on social media about particular patient injuries and occasionally shared photos of their x-rays

Group reflection within a team

Case study: Munira is a physiotherapist working in private practice. She has treated her service user Russel for the last three months after he was involved in a fall at home.

Reflecting by yourself

Case study: Emily is a dietitian working in an NHS Trust hospital. She also volunteers at a local charity that raises awareness about diabetes at events and conferences

Confidentiality and accountability

You need to make informed and reasonable decisions about your own practice to make sure that you always respect and protect the confidentiality of service users

Disclosing information without consent

There are a small number of circumstances where you might need to pass on information without consent, or when you have asked for consent but the service user has refused it

Education Quality Assurance Model

The new model aims to deliver proportionate and flexible regulatory action through a more intelligent use of data and a risked based approach to education programme assurance

Sale, supply and administration

Local arrangements can be made to allow health and care professionals who are not prescribers to supply or administer medicines

Prescribing

To be a prescriber means to have the legal authority to issue prescriptions

FAQs and resources

Further information and guidance to help you determine what is and is not in your scope of practice

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