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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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  • Robust regulation – not penny pinching
    Proposed merger of nine regulators should focus on fairness and accountability, not cost-cutting, says Medical Protection senior medicolegal adviser Dr Pallavi Bradshaw
    By:
    Dr Pallavi Bradshaw
    | 24 November 2017
  • Blue Monday: Who’s looking after doctors?
    By:
    Dr Pallavi Bradshaw, Senior Medicolegal Adviser
    | 23 January 2017
  • The healing power of saying “sorry” in healthcare
    Acknowledging the distress of a patient or their relative with an appropriate apology, following an adverse outcome, shows compassion. Most healthcare professionals have this in abundance, but it can at times be hidden behind a rigid professional mask.
    By:
    Dr Pallavi Bradshaw, Senior Medicolegal Adviser, Medical Protection
    | 24 December 2016

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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