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Financial probity in general practice

Financial probity in general practice



Time to Complete

0.5 hours


February 10, 2017


July 3, 2018

Programme Description

This free module by MDU medico-legal adviser Dr Sally Old looks at the importance of financial probity in general practice, the third of a series on legal and ethical aspects of primary care. Key learning points for GPs include disclosing conflicts of interest and keeping records of gifts from patients. This article is provided by the MDU.

This article forms part of the MDU's Safe, ethical practice learning plan worth 9 CPD credits.

Educational Objectives

After reading this activity, healthcare professionals should be better able to:
  • Take proactive steps to avoid conflicts of interest related to CCG work
  • Be open about commercial interests in local organisations
  • Be clear with patients about fees that may be charged for non-NHS work
  • Consider carefully the ethical implications of accepting gifts from patients
  • Author

    Activity and test author
    Dr Sally Old
    Medico-legal adviser


    This article is provided by the MDU


    This is a learning activity provided by MIMS Learning, featuring learning material and a test. Completing the test enables you to claim 0.5 learning credits (0.5 hours learning). This credit award is recommended by MIMS Learning based on completing the activity and reflecting on what you have learned. If you spend less time on the activity we recommend claiming fewer credits.

    Please proceed with the activity until you have successfully answered all the test questions and completed your evaluation. You will then receive your MIMS Learning CPD certificate, which will be added to your CPD organiser for access at any time and may be exported to the Clarity & RCGP Appraisal Toolkit for GPs. This activity is offered at no cost.


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