Guides

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How to respond to a subject access request for medical records

10 May 2021

Patients have a legal right to request access to their medical records.

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Avoiding email dangers

4 May 2021

Security and protection of personal data is a key concern when emailing clinical information.

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Children whose parents are separated

12 April 2021

If parents who have separated ask for medical information about their child, it's important to know how to handle the request sensitively and correctly.

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Conscientious objection

6 April 2021

A doctor's personal beliefs or conscientious objection to a treatment may prevent them from agreeing to carry out certain actions.

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Testamentary capacity in the Republic of Ireland

15 March 2021

Assessing a patient's capacity is essential for all doctors and there are medico-legal considerations. Here’s what you need to know.

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Responding to a complaint in the Republic of Ireland

15 March 2021

Complaints are inevitable in medicine, and few doctors will get through their career without being involved in at least one, so it's vital to know how to respond.

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Raising concerns: Republic of Ireland

12 March 2021

What doctors in the Republic of Ireland need to know about raising a concern effectively and appropriately.

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Writing a report and being a witness in the Republic of Ireland

8 March 2021

Your quick guide on how write a report as a professional witness.

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Confidentiality and disclosure in the Republic of Ireland

8 March 2021

Our introduction for doctors in the Republic of Ireland on the topic of confidentiality - one of the core principles of medical ethics.

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The principles of good record keeping in the Republic of Ireland

8 March 2021

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