Latest updates and advice

assessing mental capacity
How to assess mental capacity in the Republic of Ireland

12 September 2022

Assessing a patient’s capacity is essential if their ability to make a decision is in question.

sickle cell disorder
Sickle cell disorder - what you need to know

28 July 2022

Dr Kathryn Leask discusses medico-legal considerations with sickle cell disorder and how these can be avoided.

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Taking care of your wellbeing after medical school

15 July 2022

What to expect during your transition from medical student to foundation doctor – with advice on taking care of yourself during this busy period.

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How to deal with a request for a private referral

13 July 2022

Make sure patients are referred down the right pathway for efficient access to the right specialist and to avoid complaints.

nurse complaint
Review of MDU files shows nurses face similar medico-legal concerns as doctors

6 July 2022

We’re helping nurse practitioner members with support and advice across a wide range of investigations.

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Cultivating compassion

20 June 2022

The Medical Mediation Foundation team offer some tips on how to build your capacity for compassion.

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Advising patients on fitness to drive in the Republic of Ireland

16 June 2022

What to do if a patient continues driving against medical advice.

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Fit note certification extended to more healthcare professionals

16 June 2022

A wider range of healthcare professionals will be able to certify patients fit to work.

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Dealing with patients who decline to wear a face covering

10 June 2022

What to do if patients refuse to wear a face covering or mask when deemed necessary.

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Getting back into the room

9 June 2022

Oscar Mathew, director of the Medical Mediation Foundation, shares some insights from conversations with medics about reinstating face-to-face connections.