Guides

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Be alert to Lyme disease in patients

26 January 2021

Watch out for the signs and symptoms of Lyme disease.

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Withdrawing clinically assisted nutrition and hydration (CANH)

19 January 2021

Guidance on making the difficult and emotive decision to withdraw life sustaining treatment from patients in a vegetative or minimally conscious state.

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Avoiding diagnostic delays in heart failure

19 January 2021

Delays in diagnosis can be due to the vague and non-specific signs and symptoms that patients may present with to their GP.

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Medical Council investigations

15 January 2021

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

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Guidance and advice for occupational health doctors

13 January 2021

Protocols on disclosing medical reports, clearly communicated to both patients and employers, can help manage patients expectations.

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Drug-driving and prescription medication

12 January 2021

Some patients may have questions about licensed medications and driving.

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Storing and disposing of human skeletons and material

7 January 2021

How to appropriately dispose of real human skeletons.

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Montgomery and informed consent

20 November 2020

Explaining informed consent and the significance of Montgomery vs Lanarkshire Health Board.

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Data breaches

9 November 2020

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

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New guidance on decision making and consent

3 November 2020

Doctors need to be aware of updated consent guidance which focuses on dialogue with patients.