Latest updates and advice

Doctors must have seen the patient during last illness or attended the body to certify death.

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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.

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Monkeypox designated a notifiable disease

8 June 2022

Advice on notifying authorities of monkeypox cases

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Prescribing cannabis-based products

6 May 2022

What you need to know about who can prescribe cannabis-based products.

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Treating overseas visitors in primary care

28 April 2022

Civilians displaced by war will need help in accessing NHS treatment following their arrival in the UK.

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How GPs can deal with referral delays caused by COVID-19

4 April 2022

Steps that could avoid patient harm if there is a delay in onward care.