Guides

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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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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.

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Raising concerns: Republic of Ireland

8 January 2024

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

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Probity and professionalism: Republic of Ireland

8 January 2024

The dos and don'ts of professionalism for doctors in the Republic of Ireland.

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Medical Council investigations

8 January 2024

For doctors in the Republic of Ireland, finding yourself subject to a Medical Council investigation can be an upsetting and stressful experience. Here's what you need to know.

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Introduction to consent in the Republic of Ireland

8 January 2024

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

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How to assess mental capacity in the Republic of Ireland

8 January 2024

Assessing a patient’s capacity is essential if their ability to make a decision is in question.