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8 March 2021
Explaining the law surrounding assessing mental capacity in the Republic of Ireland.
Doctors have legal, ethical, and contractual obligations to obtain patients' consent for medical examination and treatment in most circumstances.
It's important to understand who can access medical records and what you can disclose. Our quick guide lays out the essential information.
26 February 2021
There are circumstances in which you may disclose confidential information without patient consent.
23 February 2021
If your fitness to practise is ever investigated by the GMC, understanding what to expect can make all the difference. Our detailed guide to the process tells you what you need to know.
Your quick guide on what to do if you're approached by the media.
10 February 2021
Healthcare organisations (other than health service bodies) registered with CQC in England are subject to a statutory duty of candour.
3 February 2021
If someone isn't satisfied with the response to their complaint after the first stage of the NHS complaints procedure, they can refer their complaint to the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman (PHSO) for investigation.
2 February 2021
Clear, accurate records support clinical decision-making and patient care.
29 January 2021
Since April 2010, NHS trusts have had a statutory duty to report all serious incidents (SIs) so that lessons can be learned across the health service.