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News and updates 08/03/2019

Celebrating the women of Medical Protection

Celebrating the women of Medical Protection

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It’s International Women’s Day on 8 March and we wanted to introduce you to some of the wonderful women from around the world who work at Medical Protection, supporting members each and every day. We can’t mention all the amazing women working in the organisation, but here’s just a snapshot of some of our fantastic female employees.

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Advice 05/03/2019

Electives packing list

Electives packing list

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We have put together the following basic packing checklist for you to refer to. This is by no means exhaustive, but there are some useful ideas.

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Press release 27/02/2019

MPS response to DHSC consultation on clinical negligence cover

MPS response to DHSC consultation on clinical negligence cover

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The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) is seeking views about indemnity cover for healthcare professionals who are not covered by any existing or proposed state-backed scheme, via an open consultation which closes on 28 February.

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Articles and features 27/02/2019

Medical examiners: a new role for England and Wales

Medical examiners: a new role for England and Wales

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From April 2019, the new role of medical examiner will be introduced into the process for investigating the deaths of patients. Dr Ben Lobo, consultant physician, geriatrician and medical examiner, and Dr Ewen Ross, medicolegal consultant at Medical Protection, look at what this means for you

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Advice 14/02/2019

How to fall back in love with your medical career

How to fall back in love with your medical career

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Working in medicine has its ups and downs, so it’s important to do the things that help you stay happy at work.

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Articles and features 08/02/2019

Learning from cases - Anaesthesia

Learning from cases - Anaesthesia

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Dr John Jolly, head of member risk education, and Dr Heidi Mounsey, medical claims adviser, look at the reasons behind medicolegal cases reported to us at Medical Protection.

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Case report 27/11/2018

Video: Two years of Multiple Jeopardy

Video: Two years of Multiple Jeopardy

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A patient dies after amoxicillin reaction – we support GP through criminal investigation, inquest and GMC hearing.

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Case report 27/11/2018

Video: Chain reaction

Video: Chain reaction

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This video provides some valuable lessons in diagnosis, documentation and the information that needs to be communicated to patients.

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Video: Anatomy of a claim

Video: Anatomy of a claim

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This video looks at a scenario where a patient brought a claim against three GPs in the same surgery, and how understanding the varied claims enabled us to support the doctors throughout the whole process.

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Risk Management Masterclass for Obstetricians & Gynaecologists

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Risk Management Masterclass for Obstetricians & Gynaecologists

Workshop to assist doctors in reducing their exposure to these risks, Medical Protection has developed a one-day Risk Management Masterclass.

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Mastering difficult interactions with patients

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Mastering difficult interactions with patients

This workshop helps you identify and utilise a range of different skills in difficult clinical interactions with patients. These skills can help you and your patients reach a more favourable outcome and still preserve the integrity of the important doctor-patient relationship.

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Achieving safer and reliable practice

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Achieving safer and reliable practice

This workshop will give you a firm grounding in ways to improve reliability, which can result in reduced risk for yourself and your patients. With patient expectations increasing, this is a great opportunity to embrace quality of care improvements. The workshop also discusses the complex relationship between innovation and reliability, as well as the role played by human error.

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Medical Records for GPs

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Medical Records for GPs

Good medical records – whether electronic or handwritten – are essential for the continuity of care of your patients. They should be comprehensive enough to allow a colleague to carry on where you left off.

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Mastering your risk

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Mastering your risk

This workshop gives you a thorough grounding in the issues surrounding managing risk through communication. It introduces proven preventative skills and techniques you can implement immediately to reduce your exposure to litigation and complaints, improving patient safety.

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