Guides

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Duty of candour: Scotland

30 January 2024

Healthcare organisations in Scotland are subject to a statutory duty of candour.

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Duty of candour in primary care and independent practice

30 January 2024

Healthcare organisations (other than health service bodies) registered with CQC in England are subject to a statutory duty of candour.

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Removing patients from a GP practice list

30 January 2024

Removing patients is usually the last resort for doctors – and brings with it certain risks. Here's how to avoid them.

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Acting as an expert witness

30 January 2024

An expert witness provides an impartial medical opinion to a court, tribunal or committee.

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GDPR: reporting data breaches

30 January 2024

An unaddressed data breach can have a significant effect on individuals and result in heavy fines for those responsible.

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Dealing with the media

30 January 2024

Your quick guide on what to do if you're approached by the media.

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The General Data Protection Regulation and the Data Protection Act 2018

22 January 2024

An introduction to the requirements around data protection as a result of the UK GDPR and Data Protection Act.

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Mental capacity in the Republic of Ireland

12 January 2024

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

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Doctors' health and wellbeing: sources of support

12 January 2024

Medico-legal concerns can be extremely stressful for healthcare professionals at every level, but there are lots of places you can turn to for help if you need it.

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Writing a report for the coroner in the Republic of Ireland

8 January 2024

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