We have a dedicated team who work within the UK and Ireland to provide informal sessions and talks on medicolegal issues.
These talks have proved to be very popular when run as F1/F2 teaching sessions as part of the foundation curriculum. For more information and how to request a talk or session for your department please contact your local representative
We are currently running the following educational talks:
KEEPING MEDICAL RECORDS
Keeping good clinical records is essential for continuity of care, especially where many clinicians are involved in delivering care. Good record keeping is an integral part of good medical practice.
If a doctor is faced with any legal problems as a result of their practice, a patient’s notes will be the foundation of their defence.
The talk includes case scenarios to stimulate discussion and check participants' understanding of the topics covered. Attendees will receive a copy of the Medical Protection Guide to Medical Records
Taking consent is a key concept for all hospital doctors and we have developed our session to meet the needs of junior doctors.
The session includes case scenarios and addresses the fundamental elements of consent. In addition it helps raise awareness of the medicolegal implications of consent for your professional practice.
The talk includes case scenarios to stimulate discussion and check participants' understanding of the topics covered. Attendees will receive a copy of the MPS Guide to Consent in the UK.
PROFESSIONALISM AND ACCOUNTABILITY
How you act as you go about your duties as a doctor – and also in the course of your personal life – is essential to the job you do.This talk highlights how professionalism applies to doctors. If you’re unfortunate enough to have your professionalism called into question you may find yourself accountable to those who set the standards.