Discharge from day procedures

A patient arrives for a scheduled eye procedure, to be performed under sedation. They plan to take the train home with no support person. RUANNE BRELL and DR PATRICK CLANCY discuss your options. Read more

Clinical images and patient care

Sharing an image of an unusual presentation with a colleague may be valuable in the diagnostic process. But Avant’s RUANNE BRELL says it’s vital to treat clinical images like any other health information. Read more

Keeping it professional on social media

During lockdowns, social media has become a useful way for healthcare professionals to keep in touch with patients. Avant’s RUANNE BRELL examines how to be both effective and professional online. Read more

Preventing sexual harassment

In our June issue, Avant’s SONYA BLACK explored employers’ legal obligations when faced with a sexual harassment allegation. This month she has 10 tips on how to prevent it from occurring in the practice. Read more

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Call to action: Patient reminders

How a practice approaches patient recalls can determine their success from both a clinical and business perspective. It is also a field that’s ripe for innovation, writes RHIANNON BOWMAN. Read more

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Protecting your future

Health professionals devote their careers to improving their patients’ lives, so why don’t they afford as much attention to their own futures? KAREN CROUCH explains the benefits of planning ahead. Read more

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Sexual harassment: could you be liable?

Sexual harassment has received a lot of media attention in recent months. Managing cases in the workplace can be challenging. Avant’s SONYA BLACK explains what it is and employers’ legal obligations. Read more

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