I submit that the courts will not dwell on whether audio-only mechanisms fall under the definition of telemedicine or not, but will consider what ought to be regarded as good medical practice
for treatment instructions given over the telephone to nurses.
Dr Odedun's misconduct was a serious breach of good medical practice
"However, the panel considers that you should have appreciated your conduct involved serious breaches of good medical practice
, and was unacceptable.
Wise husbandry of resources is a key tenet of the NHS - indeed, the GMC Good Medical Practice
guidance states: "You must make good use of the resources available to you".
"In good medical practice
you want to make the right diagnosis, prescribe the right treatment, communicate and follow up, and project the appearance of empathy.
On the insurance matter, chair of the panel Sandra Sturdy said: "The panel was of the view that you clearly breached this important principle of good medical practice
, furthermore, you persisted in breaching this principle for a period of nearly five years.
The book is a revision of Good Medical Practice
in the Psychiatric Care of Potentially Violent Patients in the Community (2000) and integrates aspects of other Royal College of Psychiatrists documents: Strategies for the Management of Disturbed and Violent Patients in Psychiatric Units (1995) and Management of Imminent Violence: Clinical Practice Guidelines to Support Mental Health Services (1998).
Doctors will undergo annual appraisals based on the requirements of the GMC's core guidance Good Medical Practice
For good medical practice
, attitude and behavior has priority followed by knowledge and skills.
(2.) See generally ibid, AMA Position Statement; KJ Breen et al, Good Medical Practice
: Professionalism, Ethics and Law (Melbourne: Cambridge University Press, 2010) at 169-184.
The simultaneous review of all original reports from the community hospital is necessary for good medical practice
. Radiology clerks assist us in finding original reports when they exist.
However, the position for every doctor in this situation is very clear, and expressed best by the institution in the UK that sets and upholds the principles and values that constitute good medical practice