Useful Links

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  • 1. DVLA Fitness to Drive
     

    Latest information from the DVLA on fitness to drive

  • 2. GMC Good Medical Practice (2013)
     

    All medical practitioners who provide medical services for Dr David Lubel FRCP Ltd follow the principles laid out in the recent GMC Good Medical Practice (2013). These set the standard for annual consultant appraisals and five-yearly revalidation.  A PDF version is available here.

  • 3. Lasting Power of Attorney
     

    A lasting power of attorney (LPA) is a legal document that lets you (the ‘donor’) appoint one or more people (known as ‘attorneys’) to help you make decisions or to make decisions on your behalf. This gives you more control over what happens to you if, for example, you have an accident or an illness and can’t make decisions at the time they need to be made (you ‘lack mental capacity’).

    There are 2 types of LPA and you can choose to make one type or both.:

    • health and welfare
    • property and financial affairs

    Full details on creating a LPOA are available via gov.uk

    Dr Lubel can act as Certificate Provider - an important safeguard of the sytem which ensures that the donor fully understands the LPOA and is not being put under pressure to complete it.

  • 4. Montreal Cognitive Assessment
     

    The Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA©) is a well validated alternative to the MMSE and is Dr Lubel's preferred initial cognitive screening tool.  

    Creator and Copyright Owner: Dr Ziad S. Nasreddine MD FRCP (C). McGill University, and Sherbrooke University Canada

  • 5. NHS Continuing Care
     

    For those thinking of applying or appealing here is some useful information:

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    NHS-continuing-healthcare.pdf

  • 6. The Mental Capacity Act 2005
     

    The Medical Protection Society have produced a series of factsheets.

  • 7. Safeguarding Adults
     

    Here is a link to an article concerning medical patients.

    E-Learning resource on adult safeguarding.

    CQCs Safeguarding Protocol

    Safeguarding kit for general practitioners.

  • 8. Post Operative Confusion
     

    Please download some very useful "patient" information from here.

  • 9. NICE Falls Guidance
     

    NICE clinical guideline 161

    Falls: assessment and prevention of falls in older people

    Issued: June 2013

    Fracture Risk Assessment Tool
  • 10. Otago Excercise Program
     

    Professor John Campbell and colleagues have done extensive research into the use of exercise in preventing falls and have produced a useful guide.

  • 11. Care Act 2014
     

    The Care Act has finally been enacted and at long last sees the abolition of section 47 of the 1948 National Assistance Act which allowed the removal from their homes of people living in insanitary conditions, despite them having mental capacity. It was originally used to help clear the Victorian slums and hasn't been used very much in recent years.

    Educational Psychology
    ONS Mortality
    Age Concern Fact Sheets
  • 12. ONS Mortality Data
     
  • 13. Age Concern Fact Sheets
     

    Age Concern UK publish a wide range of excellent guides and fact sheets.

    To follow link click here.

  • 14. Doctors & Competition Law
     

    Please follow this link.

  • 15. Testamentary Capacity
     

    Here is a good article that I have found on the issue of capacity to make a will.

  • 16. Property Management
     

    SmartPropertyManagment.com have excellent online software to help manage a property portfolio.  It is free for up to 10 properties.

  • 17. Latest GMC guidance for doctors on patient confidentiality
     

    here is a link to the GMC website