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Articles and features 22/07/2019

Learning from Locums

Learning from Locums

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In this article, medicolegal consultant Dr Rachel Birch talks with Dr Richard Fieldhouse, Chairman of NASGP, about how the experiences of locum GPs have led NASGP to design systems to save practices and locum GPs time, provide information and improve patient care.

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Articles and features 22/07/2019

Easing the growing burden in General Practice

Easing the growing burden in General Practice

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Julie Price, head of risk management and education consultancy at Medical Protection, discusses how practices are adopting new ways of streamlining the workload to make service provision more manageable, whilst continuing to provide good quality care for patients.

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Press release 22/07/2019

Advice to doctors following a Brexit 'no deal'.

Advice to doctors following a Brexit 'no deal'.

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In preparation for Brexit, Medical Protection advises doctors on steps to take should the supply of treatments or devices be limited or delayed

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Articles and features 22/07/2019

Emotional intelligence

Emotional intelligence

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Is there room for empathy and emotion in the clinical setting? Sarah Whitehouse investigates.

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Articles and features 22/07/2019

HIV and confidentiality

HIV and confidentiality

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Medical Protection’s expert consultants frequently deal with queries about patient confidentiality. However, few cases reach the steps of the courts. Dr James Lucas, medicolegal consultant, examines a recent High Court judgment in a neighbouring jurisdiction.

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Press release 15/07/2019

MPS disappointed at small increase to the personal injury discount rate

MPS disappointed at small increase to the personal injury discount rate

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The Lord Chancellor has announced that he will lay a Statutory Instrument in Parliament to change the discount rate applicable to personal injury lump sum compensation payments, to minus 0.25%.

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Case report 18/07/2019

An early presentation

An early presentation

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Baby T was eight weeks old when his mother brought him to his GP’s morning surgery. His mother had become increasingly concerned about his general irritability and frequent crying episodes, which lasted up to two hours. These had become apparent over the past three days, not settling with breast feeding.

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Case report 18/07/2019

Back again with cauda equina syndrome

Back again with cauda equina syndrome

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When Mrs C, a keen golfer in her early forties, began to experience constant pain in her lower back, she consulted a GP at her local surgery. Dr P took a history of slow onset of pain with restricted mobility. He did not examine her, but prescribed an NSAID and advised Mrs C to return in two weeks if there was no improvement.

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Case report 01/07/2019

An uncollected prescription

An uncollected prescription

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An elderly patient dies after his prescription goes uncollected. Who is at fault – the GP or the patient’s care home? Medical Protection assisted a member at the resulting inquest.

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Too close to home

Too close to home

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This psychiatric claim underlines the perils of treating those close to you.

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Webinar - Review of the GMCs position of the charges of gross neglig...

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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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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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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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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Webinar - Learning from cases in general surgery

Date: 19/06/2019 19:30 -19/06/2019 20:30 (Read more for further details) Location: Online (Read more for further details)
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Webinar - Learning from cases in general surgery

Dr John Jolly and Dr James Thorpe share the findings and analysis of which surgical procedures are most likely to lead to a patient making a claim. They also highlight contributing factors behind cases and make informed recommendations to reduce risks.

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Webinar - Dealing with complaints in general practice

Date: 12/06/2019 19:30 -12/06/2019 20:30 (Read more for further details) Location: Online (Read more for further details)
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Webinar - Dealing with complaints in general practice

Join medical director Rob Hendry and medicolegal consultant Kirsa Morganti as they explore managing complaints and how to reduce your risks to minimise them.

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[Past] Webinar - Doctors in the dock

Date: 07/05/2019 18:30 -07/05/2019 19:30 (Read more for further details) Location: Online (Read more for further details)
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[Past] Webinar - Doctors in the dock

Recording available. Join Dr Rob Hendry for our upcoming webinar, where we’ll look at how we can work towards a more just culture. You’ll take away strategies to help you reduce your risk and avoid the stress and difficulty of criminal charges.

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[Past] Webinar - Building resilience and avoiding burnout

Date: 09/04/2019 19:30 -09/04/2019 20:30 (Read more for further details) Location: Online (Read more for further details)
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[Past] Webinar - Building resilience and avoiding burnout

It’s a terrible thing to experience, but burnout also has an impact on your medicolegal risk, and the safety of your patients. Join Dr Suzy Jordache and Dr David Monaghan for a webinar designed to empower you to identify and manage this very real threat that clinicians face.

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[Past] - The risks and benefits of social media for hospital doctors

Date: 27/03/2019 19:30 -27/03/2019 20:30 (Read more for further details) Location: Online (Read more for further details)
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[Past] - The risks and benefits of social media for hospital doctors

Recording available. Using social media as part of your medical practice has problems and benefits for the modern doctor. Join medical director Dr Rob Hendry for a webinar looking at the importance of new technologies in providing care to patients.

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[Past] Webinar - The future of GP protection

Date: 19/03/2019 19:30 -19/03/2019 20:30 (Read more for further details) Location: Online (Read more for further details)
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[Past] Webinar - The future of GP protection

Recording available. State-backed indemnity is coming in April 2019, and there’s a lot of information circulating about how it will affect general practice. Join medical director Rob Hendry as he clarifies some of the main ways that the new scheme will affect GPs in England and Wales.

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[Past] Webinar - An inspector calls - sharing information with the po...

Date: 30/01/2019 19:30 -30/01/2019 20:30 (Read more for further details) Location: Online (Read more for further details)
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[Past] Webinar - An inspector calls - sharing information with the police

Doctors often find themselves interacting with the police and may be uncertain of their obligations. This webinar will cover scenarios when medical practitioners are asked to provide information about patient’s to the police in the form of reports, records and statements. It will allow you to co-operate with investigations while ensuring compliance with ethical and legal principles.

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[Past] Webinar - The risks and benefits of social media

Date: 25/09/2018 18:30 -25/09/2018 19:30 (Read more for further details) Location: Online (Read more for further details)
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[Past] Webinar - The risks and benefits of social media

Using social media as part of your medical practice has both unique issues and benefits to the modern doctor. Join medical director Dr Rob Hendry for a webinar looking at the importance of new technologies in providing care to patients. You can also take the opportunity to learn more about the GMC’s guidelines surrounding the role of social media in your practice.

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