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Practice Matters

Practice Matters Ireland is a magazine for the whole practice team.

Practice Matters Ireland aims to provide practical tips on risk management and medicolegal issues for your whole practice, as well as being an entertaining and informative read.

It is one of the many important benefits of your MPS membership. We believe the work we undertake, including developing publications like Practice Matters Ireland, are important in helping to reduce members’ exposure to complaints and claims.

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ISSN 2052-1642 (Print)

ISSN 2052-1650 (Online)

Practice Matters

Issue 2 2019

  • Infection prevention and control
  • Meet Dr Mary Favier President of The ICGP
  • From the advice line
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Issue 1 2019

  • Legal protection for apologies
  • Mitigating complaints in an out of hours general practice setting
  • Team communication within general practice
  • From the advice line


December 2018

  • Confidentiality: Case law update
  • Consent in general practice
  • Advice regarding consent for childhood immunisation
  • Tackling the rising cost of clinical negligence

June 2018 Edition

June 2018

  • Healthcare standards monitoring
  • From the advice line
  • GDPR - are we there yet?
  • Dilemmas: Treating children and young people
  • Taking control: managing complaints in general practice
  • Access to parental records

December 2017

  • How do you measure up?
  • From the advice line
  • Prescription from safety
  • Data protection is changing 
  • Facing the challenges of modern practice
  • Improving safety systems in general practice
  • Making the case for reform

May 2017

  • Learning form events
  • Managing conflict in general practice
  • The risks of test result management
  • Never Events in general practice 
  • Considerations when volunteering as a sports physician
  • Medication errors and safer prescribing 
  • From the case files 

June 2016

  • Day in the life
  • What can a CRSA do for your practice? 
  • Medicolegal update
  • Handling a Medical Council complaint
  • Challenges of rural pratcice
  • Physician, heal thyself
  • How to manage a disruptive patient
Practice Matters Ireland December 2015

December 2015

  • Update
  • Listening to complaints
  • ICGP Network of GP Trainees Conference 2015
  • No 'I' in team
  • Top general practice questions
  • Risk Alert: Nurses and delegation
  • General practice conference 2015: Spotlight on risk
  • From the case files
  • The 12 risks of Christmas