Guides

medical records
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.

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Disclosure without consent

26 February 2021

There are circumstances in which you may disclose confidential information without patient consent.

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Fitness to practise (FTP) procedures

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.

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Dealing with the media

23 February 2021

Your quick guide on what to do if you're approached by the media.

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Duty of candour in primary care and independent practice

10 February 2021

Healthcare organisations (other than health service bodies) registered with CQC in England are subject to a statutory duty of candour.