WardWiki - Foundation Doctor Helper:General disclaimer
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1. Wardwiki exists, in assisting UK based junior doctors in their day to day ward work, free at the point of use.
2. Wardwiki aims to incorporate clinical experience with national clinical guidelines and approved procedural guidelines.
3. Any user should state in their profile their full name as exists on the GMC (General Medical Council) register with their GMC number. See here for UK registered doctors.
Doctors who are registered medical practitioners in Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Republic of Ireland may contribute to articles but must accept the main focus on such articles is on UK practice.
4. The author accepts fully responsibility for any article submitted under their name.
5. Neither Wardwiki nor any contributing author accept any liability resulting from the use of site contents but both endeavour to maintain accuracy and safety of advice at all times.
6. Where clinical opinion and practice differs, Wardwiki and any contributing author will endeavor to state these differences when reasonable and to maintain impartiality at all times.
7. No personal references to clinicians nor patients will be deemed acceptable unless with their full permission and where doing so is absolutely relevant to the article. This is does not include stating a known clinical appointment when already in the public domain.
8. Any article that contains clincial or procedural guidelines should be clearly referenced and Wardwiki discourages the use of those that are not. Procedural guidelines must not be altered in any material way without stating so.
9. Wardwiki is independent of the NHS (any National Health Service division or equivalent within the UK) and GMC but endeavors to cooperate fully with them at all times. Wardwiki has no duty to report breaches in GMC or NHS guidelines as an entity itself but individual doctors may have such a duty and this is respected. Wardwiki was founded by two NHS doctors who continue to contribute to and monitor the site.
10. Wardwiki strongly discourages any article that may be taken to be patient directed advice. Wardwiki strictly focuses on health care professional centered advice. Such advice may be interpreted otherwise by patients but the aim must be to avoid this.
11. Wardwiki itself reserves the right to fund operating costs by inviting third parties to advertise on the website but gives no endorsement of any product or service other than this permission to advertise. No other endorsements will be permitted.
12. Wardwiki strongly discourages detailed reporting of clinical findings that may assist patients to malinger or falsely represent themselves otherwise.
14. Wardwiki, in reference to Article 12, strongly discourages the discussion of the symptomatology of psychiatric illness or substance addiction. Articles relating to confusion, controlling aggression and analgesia must be authored with this in mind.
15. Wardwiki strongly discourages articles that give details of how to detect patterns of neglect and physical, psychological or sexual abuse as these may aid abusers to evade detection. Such training is available in NHS trusts to suitable members of staff.
16. Wardwiki accepts that, while vascular access is subject to misuse by substance abusers, it is of such core importance that contributions relating to obtaining difficult access cannot be discouraged.
17. No references that may be deemed offensive to patient groups or the wider public are acceptable. Wardwiki aims not only to be free to access but also to be freely accessed. Any article published is deemed in the public domain and may, in theory, be read by the general public.