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We have more than 300,000 medical members around the world

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Casebook November 2016

In this edition, we examine the current rise in convictions for medical manslaughter and how this affects doctors. We also explore the importance of patient expectations and how doctors can manage them.

You can also read our latest case reports; real-life scenarios of times when other healthcare professionals have run into trouble, to help you to avoid making the same mistakes.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q
    Can I undertake the Harmony prenatal test when it is offered privately?
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    17 October 2017

    Those who are on obstetrics/gynaecology, paediatric and GPs on their current grade can request indemnity for undertaking the Harmony prenatal test provided members ensure:

    • patients are adequately counselled and consented
    • patients are appropriately followed up
    • full records are maintained (including records of the counselling and consent, as well as follow up arrangements).
  • Q
    As a member who is a GP, does my indemnity allow me to undertake tongue-tie division procedures?
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    17 October 2017

    GPs who have full Medical Protection membership can request indemnity for tongue-tie division if:

    • they have appropriate training and experience
    • patients/parents are properly informed of the procedure, this includes the risks as well as potential complications, and consent has been obtained before proceeding
    • it is performed in an appropriate setting. Procedures not carried out in clinical premises must be undertaken in a safe environment with adequate and appropriate facilities.
  • Q
    Does my membership apply to Good Samaritan acts?
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    17 June 2016
    Yes. In the unlikely event that you are sued as a result of a Good Samaritan act, you can apply for assistance from Medical Protection, no matter where in the world the action is brought.

    We consider that a response to the GoodSAM App, provided it is in accordance with the GoodSAM App code of conduct, falls within our definition of a Good Samaritan Act.