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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.
Good records support patient care - and can mean you're not vulnerable to criticism in the event of a complaint or claim.
Providing a statement will often be the last you hear of a matter, but there are occasions when you will need to attend court.
An overview of the coroner's role in the Republic of Ireland, plus notifying and reporting deaths.
Explaining the law surrounding assessing mental capacity in the Republic of Ireland.
Doctors have legal, ethical, and contractual obligations to obtain patients' consent for medical examination and treatment in most circumstances.
It's important to understand who can access medical records and what you can disclose. Our quick guide lays out the essential information.
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.
26 February 2021
There are circumstances in which you may disclose confidential information without patient consent.
23 February 2021
If your fitness to practise is ever investigated by the GMC, understanding what to expect can make all the difference. Our detailed guide to the process tells you what you need to know.