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Press release 26/09/2018

Winter Indemnity Scheme Statement 2018

Winter Indemnity Scheme Statement 2018

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Rob Hendry, Medical Director at Medical Protection comments on NHS England’s announcement on the Winter Indemnity Scheme.

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Update 26/09/2018

NHS England Winter Indemnity Scheme

NHS England Winter Indemnity Scheme

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If you are a GP member of Medical Protection and would like to take part in the NHS England Winter Indemnity Scheme, find all the information you need here.

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Case study 21/09/2018

Learning from allegations of sexual assault

Learning from allegations of sexual assault

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Gross negligence manslaughter is a topical issue in healthcare, but cases against doctors are still comparatively rare. Dr John Jolly, head of member risk education and Dr Richard Stacey, head of policy and technical, look at a more common cause of criminal cases brought against members of Medical Protection: sexual assault.

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Case study 21/09/2018

When is healthcare criminal?

When is healthcare criminal?

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The case of Dr Bawa-Garba and the resulting collision between the medical community and the criminal justice system, sent shockwaves around the world. Dr Richard Stacey, head of policy and technical at Medical Protection, analyses criminal cases handled by MPS in 2017 to gauge the likelihood of further charges of gross negligence manslaughter.

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Update 21/09/2018

Medical indemnity guidance from the BMA

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Medical indemnity guidance from the BMA

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The BMA has recently updated their site with some medical indemnity guidance for GPs . Included in this guidance is their assertion that clinicians working in primary care will still need to retain their MDO membership.

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Press release 18/09/2018

Senior healthcare leaders appointed to lead Medical Protection Society

Senior healthcare leaders appointed to lead Medical Protection Society

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Two senior doctors will shortly take up leadership roles at the Medical Protection Society (MPS). Professor Dame Jane Dacre will serve as President and Mr Ian Eardley as the new Chair of MPS Council.

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Case study 12/09/2018

Injection errors

Injection errors

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A common cause of claims at Medical Protection is injection errors. While generally low in value, they frequently cause anxiety to patients and clinicians, and are easily avoided. Dr Dawn McGuire, Medical Claims Adviser at Medical Protection, looks at some typical cases.

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Advice 12/09/2018

Online prescription services: what if you disagree?

Online prescription services: what if you disagree?

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Online prescription services offer great convenience to patients, but they also come with risks. What do you do if one of your patients has been taking medication prescribed online that you do not think they require? Dr Marika Davies, senior medicolegal adviser at Medical Protection, explores this issue.

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News 04/09/2018

Medical Protection Society calls on Government not to water down the...

Medical Protection Society calls on Government not to water down the Civil Liability Bill

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The House of Commons will debate The Civil Liability Bill for the first time on Tuesday 4th September, which includes reforms that could have more of an impact on the NHS than any other Bill during the past five years. The Medical Protection Society is calling on MPs not to water down proposals to reform how the personal injury discount rate (PIDR) is set and to allow the Bill to proceed quickly.

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New legislation / guidance 20/08/2018

Legal permission is no longer required to withdraw treatment in end o...

Legal permission is no longer required to withdraw treatment in end of life decisions

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Healthcare professionals do not need to seek Court approval when withdrawing treatment from patients in a permanent vegetative state, following a ruling by the Supreme Court.

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Case report 16/04/2018

Delayed diagnosis

Delayed diagnosis

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Mrs F, a 30-year-old housewife, visited her GP, Dr O, with a four-week history of diarrhoea. Dr O arranged a stool sample for microscopy and culture (which was negative) and prescribed codeine. Four months later, Mrs F was still having diarrhoea, especially after meals, and she had started to notice some weight loss. She returned to the surgery and this time saw Dr P, who examined her and found nothing remarkable, but decided to refer her to gastroenterology in view of her persistent symptoms.

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Case report 13/04/2018

Delayed diagnosis of Achilles tendon rupture

Delayed diagnosis of Achilles tendon rupture

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Mr E, a 50-year-old accountant, was playing squash with a colleague after work and hurt his left ankle. He couldn’t keep playing but he was able to walk, so he went home. The next day his ankle became quite swollen, so Mr E kept it on ice and took some ibuprofen...

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Workshops and Masterclasses View all workshops and masterclasses
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Infection Control in Primary Care - in-practice

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Infection Control in Primary Care - in-practice

This workshop will give you a clear understanding of the importance of infection control. It will provide you with the skills to manage and reduce infection in your practice and comply with national standards.

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Risk Management Masterclass for Obstetricians & Gynaecologists

Date: 03/11/2018 9:00 -03/11/2018 17:00 (Read more for further details) Location: London (Read more for further details)
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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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Medical Records for Nurses in Primary Care

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Medical Records for Nurses in Primary Care

This new workshop will provide you with a thorough understanding of the importance of medical records and aims to enhance your skills in making and keeping quality medical records.

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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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Medical Records for GPs - in practice

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Medical Records for GPs - in practice

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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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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