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Health (Regulation of Termination of Pregnancy) Bill 2018
The Health (Regulation of Termination of Pregnancy) Bill 2018 will when enacted provide the legislative basis for termination of pregnancy in certain circumstances.
Medisec hosted their annual ‘Best Practice’ Conference on Saturday, 13 October 2018.
The conference was opened and chaired by Ruth Shipsey, Medisec CEO and Dr John O’Brien, President of the ICGP gave a warm welcome address.
Current guidelines for doctors completing sick certificates
GPs are often asked by patients to provide certificates for their employers and / or the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection (social welfare) in relation to their fitness to work.
A guide to writing factual medico-legal reports
GPs are often asked by patients or their solicitors to provide a medical report for the purpose of initiating a claim to Injuriesboard.ie (PIAB) or for personal injuries litigation.
GDPR and its implications
Our Summer 2018 newsletter contains the following article dealing with a number of frequently asked questions on GDPR, which is due to come into effect this Friday, 25 May 2018.
Scope of Professional Indemnity Cover for breaches of the GDPR Regulations
Allianz and Medisec are satisfied that, subject to the terms and conditions of the Medisec master professional indemnity policy, underwritten by Allianz plc, there is scope for cover under the definition of Malpractice for potential exposure for breaches of the GDPR Regulations in respect of “unauth
Giving Evidence in Court
Medisec members are often required to attend court proceedings to give evidence.  Eversheds Sutherland has published a useful guide with information for witnesses including tips and tools to help prepare for court.
Garda vetting in GP practices
Advice on Garda vetting for GP practice staff.