Guides

Writing a report
Writing a report for the coroner in the Republic of Ireland

8 March 2021

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

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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.

duty of candour
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.

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Appearing in court or at a tribunal in the Republic of Ireland

8 March 2021

Providing a statement will often be the last you hear of a matter, but there are occasions when you will need to attend court.

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Deaths, inquests and the coroner: an introduction for doctors in the Republic of Ireland

8 March 2021

An overview of the coroner's role in the Republic of Ireland, plus notifying and reporting deaths.

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Mental capacity in the Republic of Ireland

8 March 2021

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

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Introduction to consent in the Republic of Ireland

8 March 2021

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

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Access to records in the Republic of Ireland

8 March 2021

It's important to understand who can access medical records and what you can disclose. Our quick guide lays out the essential information.

GDPR for independent practitioners
Responding to written complaints in the Republic of Ireland

2 March 2021

Getting a complaint response right first time is the best way to settle concerns and to reduce the risk of a complaint escalating.