Guides

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DNACPR orders

3 May 2022

In the right circumstances, a DNACPR order helps ensure that a patient's death is dignified and peaceful.

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Notifiable infectious diseases

28 April 2022

Doctors have a statutory duty to notify the local authority of suspected cases of certain infectious diseases.

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Responding to complaints in Northern Ireland

27 April 2022

How to respond to complaints in Northern Ireland, including monitoring and learning.

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Revalidation: what you need to know

27 April 2022

Understanding the essentials of revalidation.

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Missed appointments

25 April 2022

Who takes responsibility when a patient fails to attend an appointment - the doctor or the patient?

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NHS complaints procedure in Northern Ireland

25 April 2022

Your introduction to the NHS complaints procedure in Northern Ireland.

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Confidentiality and disclosing information after death

22 April 2022

Your duty of confidentiality to a patient continues after their death.

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Maternity investigations with HSIB

21 April 2022

What you need to know about taking part in maternity investigations with the Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch (HSIB).

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Confidentiality and the healthcare team

20 April 2022

To ensure proper patient care and treatment, clinical information may need to be shared with other healthcare workers in the team – but only on a need-to-know basis.

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Fatal accident inquiries in Scotland

20 April 2022

A fatal accident inquiry (FAI) is not about proportioning blame – but it’s important to seek advice early. Here’s what you need to know.