Guides

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NHS complaints procedure in Northern Ireland

25 April 2022

Your introduction to the NHS complaints procedure in Northern Ireland.

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Good Samaritan acts

25 April 2022

You have an ethical duty to help out in an emergency if you can. Make sure you have adequate indemnity in place.

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Confidentiality and disclosing information after death

22 April 2022

Your duty of confidentiality to a patient continues after their death.

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Maternity investigations with HSIB

21 April 2022

What you need to know about taking part in maternity investigations with the Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch (HSIB).

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Confidentiality and the healthcare team

20 April 2022

To ensure proper patient care and treatment, clinical information may need to be shared with other healthcare workers in the team – but only on a need-to-know basis.

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Fatal accident inquiries in Scotland

20 April 2022

A fatal accident inquiry (FAI) is not about proportioning blame – but it’s important to seek advice early. Here’s what you need to know.

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Removing patients

11 April 2022

Removing patients is usually the last resort for doctors – and brings certain risks. Here's how to avoid them.

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NHS complaints: local investigation and resolution

8 April 2022

Local resolution is the first stage in the NHS complaints procedure. Here's what you need to know.

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Acting as an expert witness

8 April 2022

An expert witness provides an impartial medical opinion to a court, tribunal or committee.

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Acting as a professional witness

8 April 2022

A professional witness (also known as a witness of fact) helps the court establish the facts of a case. Here’s what you need to know.