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Coronavirus information for members

With the continued spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), we know that this is a worrying time for everyone, but particularly for those healthcare practitioners who are providing frontline services and advice to patients. We understand your concerns and are here to offer support and advice if you need it. We have also provided some FAQs here.

Developments in the coronavirus situation are changing daily, and we would urge all healthcare practitioners in the UK to be aware of and follow advice from the Government website and from NHS England, particularly those healthcare providers who may have responsibility for assessing possible cases of COVID-19. The GMC have also released guidance regarding how they will regulate during the crisis. 

We appreciate that practitioners may have to change how they consult with their patients during the coronavirus crisis – which could mean holding remote consultations. Please be reassured that should you need to do a remote consultation with a patient whom you would ordinarily see face-to-face, your membership with Medical Protection will enable you to request assistance for matters that could arise from such consultations during this time. We have more information regarding remote consultations (telemedicine) here and a webinar recording on the topic here.

Please find more of the latest coronavirus updates and guidance below.

Latest coronavirus updates and guidance
19/03/2020

Coronavirus questions and answers

Coronavirus questions and answers

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These coronavirus Q&As are reflective of the advice we are sharing with members around the world.

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Articles and features 09/07/2020

Can I provide antibody tests for my practice staff?

Can I provide antibody tests for my practice staff?

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Kate Cowan, case manager at Medical Protection, looks at some recent queries from GP practices on whether they can provide COVID-19 antibody tests to practice staff

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Articles and features 17/06/2020

The People: Diversity and Risk [Video recording]

The People: Diversity and Risk [Video recording]

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COVID-19 and its disproportionate impact on people from black and ethnic minority communities, looking at factors at play and actions to be taken to ensure that people are well protected in the future.

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Articles and features 17/06/2020

The People: Project Wingman - Creating First Class Lounges [Video rec...

The People: Project Wingman - Creating First Class Lounges [Video recording]

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An introduction to project Wingman and how this project has had an impact on the wellbeing and morale of staff in the NHS during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Articles and features 17/06/2020

The Technology: Formula 1 to Ventilators [Video recording]

The Technology: Formula 1 to Ventilators [Video recording]

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Fascinating insight to innovation during a crisis and what an industry was able to achieve in such a short space of time for the potential benefit of society.

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Articles and features 17/06/2020

The Technology: An Update from the CEO of NHSX [Video recording]

The Technology: An Update from the CEO of NHSX [Video recording]

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Insight into rapid innovation and upscaling of technology in the NHS and how this may provide a blueprint for future practice and models of care.

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Articles and features 17/06/2020

The Technology: Cybersecurity [Video recording]

The Technology: Cybersecurity [Video recording]

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Advice on cybersecurity and what steps healthcare organisations are taking to stay safe. Understand why healthcare is a particular target for hackers at this time.

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Articles and features 17/06/2020

The Technology: The Rise of Zoom [Video recording]

The Technology: The Rise of Zoom [Video recording]

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Understand how the technology company has addressed concerns over security and what role it has played during the crisis.

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Articles and features 17/06/2020

The Medicine: Transformation of General Practice [Video recording]

The Medicine: Transformation of General Practice [Video recording]

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How the delivery model of general practice changed dramatically and rapidly during the COVID-19 pandemic. How will this influence the future of general practice?

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Latest coronavirus press releases
Press release 22/06/2020

Plan mental wellbeing support now to avoid exodus of doctors after Co...

Plan mental wellbeing support now to avoid exodus of doctors after Covid-19

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The Government, NHS and private healthcare providers must plan now for the mental wellbeing support doctors will need following the Covid-19 pandemic, if we are to avoid huge swathes either leaving the profession or suffering in silence with psychological injuries, says Medical Protection.

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Press release 11/06/2020

Urgent action needed to clear referral backlog and avert tsunami of c...

Urgent action needed to clear referral backlog and avert tsunami of claims and investigations

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The Government must commit adequate resource and support to clearing the backlog of referrals and delayed follow-ups in secondary care if we are to avoid a potential patient safety crisis and a tsunami of future claims or investigations, says Medical Protection.

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Press release 22/05/2020

Covid-19: Public support for doctors’ legal protection “overwhelming”

Covid-19: Public support for doctors’ legal protection “overwhelming”

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A YouGov survey of over 2000 GB adults, commissioned by MPS, demonstrates an overwhelming show of public support for doctors’ protection during this COVID-19 pandemic.

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Press release 15/05/2020

MPS comment on coroner verifying deaths in person

MPS comment on coroner verifying deaths in person

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Dr Rob Hendry, Medical Director at the Medical Protection Society, comments on the news that Essex Coroner’s Service has withdrawn its demand for GPs to verify deaths in person during the pandemic.

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Press release 30/04/2020

Doctors should not face investigation if they decide they cannot see...

Doctors should not face investigation if they decide they cannot see a patient due to poor PPE provision

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MPS is calling for urgent reassurance from both the GMC and employers that doctors will not be subjected to regulatory or disciplinary action following a decision or outcome that is the result of poor PPE provision.

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Press release 14/04/2020

Emergency law needed to protect doctors at risk of legal challenge wh...

Emergency law needed to protect doctors at risk of legal challenge when treating COVID-19 patients

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Medical Protection has urged the UK Government to introduce emergency laws, similar to those being passed in New York state, so doctors know they are legally protected when making momentous decisions in very challenging circumstances that are in the best interest of their patients.

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Press release 09/04/2020

Medical Protection announces free membership for fast-tracked medical...

Medical Protection announces free membership for fast-tracked medical students

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Under measures to support student members during the Covid-19 pandemic, Medical Protection will provide an extra year of free membership for final-year medical students— with many starting work earlier than expected.

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Press release 18/03/2020

Automatic and free of charge support for retired doctors who join NHS...

Automatic and free of charge support for retired doctors who join NHS effort to tackle Covid-19

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The Government’s Coronavirus Bill published today sets out steps to increase the available healthcare workforce, including enabling the regulator to emergency register suitable people such as recently retired doctors.

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Webinar 20/04/2020

COVID-19 webinars and webinar recordings

COVID-19 webinars and webinar recordings

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During the COVID-19 outbreak Medical Protection is hosting a series of COVID-19 webinars for members around the world. Find upcoming webinars as well as view all available webinar recordings.

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Webinar 06/04/2020

Webinar recording: Remote Consulting during the COVID-19 outbreak

Webinar recording: Remote Consulting during the COVID-19 outbreak

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In this session Dr Rob Hendry and Dr Pallavi Bradshaw discuss medicolegal aspects for doctors who are being asked to consult with patients remotely in light of the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Webinar – Interviews under caution

Date: 12/02/2020 18:30 -12/02/2020 19:30 (Read more for further details) Location: Online (Read more for further details)
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Webinar – Interviews under caution

This one-hour webinar will explore the process and factors involved when being interviewed under caution.

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Building resilience and avoiding burnout

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Building resilience and avoiding burnout

The demand placed on modern clinicians means the possibility of burnout is growing significantly, impacting both the quality of care and potential increase in risk to patients. This workshop will help you recognise the signs of burnout and give you the knowledge and confidence to manage the symptoms to recover as well as prevent reoccurrence.

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Recorded webinar - Review of the GMCs position of the charges of gro...

Date: 18/06/2019 19:30 -18/06/2019 20:30 (Read more for further details) Location: Online (Read more for further details)
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Recorded webinar - Review of the GMCs position of the charges of gross negligence manslaughter and culpable homicide

Join Medical Director Dr Rob Hendry and Dr Pallavi Bradshaw they take you through the position of the regulator and recent case law. They will also present the learnings and highlight action points for practicing clinicians.

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Recorded webinar - Learning from cases in anaesthetics

Date: 25/06/2019 19:30 -25/06/2019 20:30 (Read more for further details) Location: Online (Read more for further details)
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Recorded webinar - Learning from cases in anaesthetics

Join us in our live webinar as we explore the findings from the analysis of Anaesthetic Medical Protection members, where we scrutinise claims, pre-claims, complaints and General Medical Council investigations. We also explore local disciplinary procedures and inquests.

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