Guides

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Managing risks with shared patient care in the Republic of Ireland

17 November 2023

Who is responsible for patient care when treatment is started in hospital?

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An introduction to testamentary capacity

9 October 2023

What you need to know about assessing testamentary capacity - the ability or understanding needed to make a valid will.

Man complaining to doctor
An introduction to testamentary capacity

9 October 2023

What you need to know about assessing testamentary capacity - the ability or understanding needed to make a valid will.

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Counter-terrorism and confidentiality

19 September 2023

Your legal obligations to report acts of terrorism, and how to raise concerns if you believe a patient or colleague poses a risk to themselves or others.

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Managing practice appointment systems

21 August 2023

Good communication and clear practice policies can help GP practices manage appointments more effectively without compromising safety.

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Social media in the Republic of Ireland: top tips for doctors

1 August 2023

What advice is available to doctors in the Republic of Ireland on how to avoid the medico-legal risks of social media?

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Claims in ophthalmology

31 July 2023

Dr Claire Wratten, claims team manager, and Pete Renwick, lead claims handler, analyse clinical negligence claims against MDU ophthalmologist members over a 10-year period and offer advice on managing common risks in the speciality.

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How to prepare for a complaint resolution meeting

24 May 2023

Local resolution meetings can be a helpful way to resolve complaints. Here's what you need to know.

The Caldicott principles: the proposed updates explained
The Caldicott principles and guardian roles explained

31 March 2023

What you need to know about the Caldicott principles and the National Data Guardian.

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GMC provisional enquiries

17 February 2023

Here's what you need to know about GMC provisional enquiries and what to do if your case is being dealt with as one.