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Media Centre

Medical Protection operates a service for the media who are looking for information or commentary on key issues affecting doctors and other healthcare professionals.

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Podcasts

Medical Protection produces a range of podcasts on key medicolegal topics. 

Keep up-to-date when you're on-the-go by hearing key spokespeople give their opinions on the main issues of the day.

  
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Videos

Learn more about Medical Protection and the issues we deal with in our series of videos.   

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Blogs

We regularly blog on key medicolegal topics.

From patient safety to supporting doctors, we have it covered. Join the discussion today.

  
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  • Ombudsman backs down after MPS appeal
    Medical Protection has won a major case against the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman, forcing a review into investigation practices that stands to have far-reaching consequences for the medical profession.
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    | 01 May 2018
  • Stop criminalising good doctors – and here’s how
    The law that is applied in gross negligence manslaughter cases against doctors in England and Wales is not suitable and it is time to learn from other justice systems, says Dr Rob Hendry, medical director at Medical Protection.
    By:
    Dr Rob Hendry
    | 19 March 2018
  • Starting GP training? Here are your ten top tips
    Starting your first post in training, or changing to a new rotation, can be exciting, but it can also be scary and comes with lots of challenges. In this article, Dr Mahibur Rahman looks at ten tips to help you in your new post.
    By:
    Dr Mahibur Rahman
    | 02 March 2018

Handling the Media

We have developed a comprehensive guide for doctors who receive attention from the media.

A Guide for Doctors on Handling the Media has been designed to reflect members’ needs and the current press environment.

The guide provides advice on the most effective way to respond to a journalist, from initial contact to providing a statement.

Significant additions to the guide are chapters on reporters at legal proceedingsundercover journalism, and social media and discussion sites to reflect the current investigative and online press environment, where doctors can get caught out.

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