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Repeat Prescribing
Best practice in Repeat Prescribing – a Brief Guide for Medisec Members. Repeat prescribing is a common activity in general practice and typically involves all members of the practice team at various stages.
Confidentiality
Deirdre McCarthy gives advice to GPS on patient right to confidentiality in their medical records. This article was first published in Forum, ICGP journal in June 2016.
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Medisec factsheet on a chaperone policy, a precedent policy for GP practice and two options for chaperones posters.
Medical Fitness to Drive Guidelines
Dr Mary Gray outlines a GPs role in assessing a patient’s fitness to drive and ‘Sláinte & Tiomáint - Medical Fitness to Drive Guidelines’.
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In this article Kate McMahon, solicitor outlines advice on the role of the GP in involuntary admissions of patients and balancing the patient’s best interests with their right to liberty.
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In this article Dr Jim McShane gives advice on the role of the pitch side doctor and how to prepare and train for that role.
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In the factsheet that follows we have highlighted some of the key provisions that impact on general practice and hope this non-exhaustive summary shall help you to consider changes in your practice that may be necessary, to protect you from a complaint.