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Media Centre

Medical Protection operates a service for the media who are looking for information or commentary on key issues affecting doctors and other healthcare professionals.

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Podcasts

Medical Protection produces a range of podcasts on key medicolegal topics. 

Keep up-to-date when you're on-the-go by hearing key spokespeople give their opinions on the main issues of the day.

  
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Videos

Learn more about Medical Protection and the issues we deal with in our series of videos.   

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Blogs

We regularly blog on key medicolegal topics.

From patient safety to supporting doctors, we have it covered. Join the discussion today.

  
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  • Risk alert: the role of non-clinical staff
    The role of non-clinical staff in modern general practice is expanding. Julie Price, head of risk management and education consultancy at Medical Protection, looks at the risks of such staff managing correspondence
    By:
    Julie Price
    | 19 February 2018
  • Risk alert: nurse prescribing
    Prescribers are responsible for all prescriptions they sign, including repeat prescriptions. Here Julie Price, head of risk management and education consultancy at Medical Protection, identifies the risks associated with nurse prescribers.
    By:
    Julie Price
    | 19 February 2018
  • Managing staff sickness
    Dealing with staff absence can be a complex and time-consuming task for busy practices. Here employment law specialists Croner Consulting offer advice and guidance.
    By:
    Croner Consulting
    | 19 February 2018

Handling the Media

We have developed a comprehensive guide for doctors who receive attention from the media.

A Guide for Doctors on Handling the Media has been designed to reflect members’ needs and the current press environment.

The guide provides advice on the most effective way to respond to a journalist, from initial contact to providing a statement.

Significant additions to the guide are chapters on reporters at legal proceedingsundercover journalism, and social media and discussion sites to reflect the current investigative and online press environment, where doctors can get caught out.

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