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GDPR for independent practitioners
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Responding to written complaints

Getting a complaint response right first time is the best way to settle concerns and to reduce the risk of a complaint escalating.

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The principles of good record keeping

Good records support patient care - and can mean you're not vulnerable to criticism in the event of a complaint or claim.

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Dealing with the media

What to do if the press come knocking at the surgery door. Dawn Boyall, media relations manager, advises.

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The Caldicott Principles: the proposed updates explained

Medico-legal adviser Dr Kathryn Leask discusses the proposed changes to the Caldicott principals.

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Guide

Deaths, inquests and the coroner: an introduction

An overview of the coroner's role in Ireland, plus notifying and reporting deaths.

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Guide

Attending a coroner's inquest

Understanding your role and responsibilities when attending a coroner's inquest.

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Guide

Mental capacity

Explaining the law surrounding assessing mental capacity in the Republic of Ireland

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Cautionary Tales

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Introduction to consent

Doctors have legal, ethical, and contractual obligations to obtain patients' consent for medical examination and treatment in most circumstances.

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Guide

Writing a report for the coroner in Ireland

It's common for coroners to ask clinicians involved in the care of a deceased patient for a report. Here are some principles that will help you.

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News

Assessing best interests when patients can't consent to treatment

How to make a best interests assessment.

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