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Articles and features 21/01/2021

Surviving Medical School: Fitness to practise panels

Surviving Medical School: Fitness to practise panels

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Hopefully it will never happen to you, but it’s good to know what to expect if you ever need to appear before a fitness to practise panel. Here we explain why they happen, how to prepare, and the possible consequences for your medical career.

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Articles and features 21/01/2021

Surviving Medical School: Social media

Surviving Medical School: Social media

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Essential advice about protecting yourself online. The article looks into cases and GMC guidance around online activity and social media, with key things you need to know as a medical student and junior doctor.

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Articles and features 19/01/2021

Data breaches – are you covered?

Data breaches – are you covered?

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Data breaches are a common cause of claims but the indemnity issues surrounding them can be complex. Dr Dawn McGuire, Medicolegal Consultant at Medical Protection, looks at a case and explains more.

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Articles and features 19/01/2021

COVID-19: a practical and ethical guide to the vaccination scheme

COVID-19: a practical and ethical guide to the vaccination scheme

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Ceylan Simsek, Case Management Assistant, and Dr Emma Davies, Medicolegal Consultant at Medical Protection, provide an overview of the COVID-19 vaccination scheme and the required indemnity arrangements

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Articles and features 11/01/2021

Statutory forms under the Mental Health Act – what is changing?

Statutory forms under the Mental Health Act – what is changing?

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Dr Gabrielle Pendlebury, Medicolegal Consultant at Medical Protection and practising psychiatrist, looks at new guidance concerning the electronic communication of statutory forms under the Mental Health Act

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Articles and features 19/11/2020

Shielding and travel-related quarantine

Shielding and travel-related quarantine

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With rules on quarantine and shielding subject to change at short notice, it is vital that employers keep up to date with latest guidance. But how is this interpreted in employment law? HR experts Croner Consulting take a closer look.

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Articles and features 19/11/2020

Managing employees who are reluctant to return to work

Managing employees who are reluctant to return to work

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Returning to work after the COVID-19 lockdown eases may cause understandable anxiety for many healthcare practitioners. HR experts Croner Consulting provide guidance on managing this difficult transition.

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Articles and features 19/11/2020

Remote consultations – what are the benefits and risks?

Remote consultations – what are the benefits and risks?

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Dr Emma Davies, Medicolegal Consultant at Medical Protection, provides advice on getting the full benefits from this new way of working.

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Articles and features 19/11/2020

Storing images in medical records

Storing images in medical records

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The receipt and storage of images of patients is currently a common source of queries from our members, largely due to the increased use of remote consultations during the COVID-19 pandemic. Ayisha Hooper, Case Manager at Medical Protection, reviews the relevant guidance.​

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Articles and features 18/11/2020

Surviving the pandemic - how can employers support doctors during COV...

Surviving the pandemic - how can employers support doctors during COVID-19?

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Dr Gabrielle Pendlebury looks at ways that organisations can support doctors' wellbeing, resilience and mental health throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, reflecting on measures that were put in place at the London Nightingale hospital.

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Case report 13/11/2020

Alleged failure to investigate chest pain

Alleged failure to investigate chest pain

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A GP faces a clinical negligence claim on the grounds of failure to undertake cardiac-related investigations. This case report looks at how MPS successfully sought mediation as an alternative form of dispute resolution, avoiding formal court proceedings.

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Partnership dispute leads to disciplinary investigation

Partnership dispute leads to disciplinary investigation

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A GP faces suspension after her partner reports her for deficient clinical performance following a dispute. This case report looks at how MPS provided long-term support to the member, enabling her to return to practice.

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Case report 13/11/2020

Delayed diagnosis of renal disease leads to claim

Delayed diagnosis of renal disease leads to claim

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Patient facing kidney transplant or lifelong dialysis makes a negligence claim against GPs and hospital following delayed referral to nephrology and failure to recognise her underlying renal condition. This case report looks at where clinicians went wrong, and explains how MPS managed to settle the case for a moderate sum that was substantially less than the original request.

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Articles and features 30/10/2020

The new GMC guidance on consent: still a step beyond Montgomery

The new GMC guidance on consent: still a step beyond Montgomery

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Dr Philip White, Medicolegal Consultant at Medical Protection, looks at the potential impact of subtle changes of wording in the GMC’s new consent guidance

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Articles and features 13/10/2020

Flu vaccines: managing clinics in the COVID-19 era

Flu vaccines: managing clinics in the COVID-19 era

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Brian Caldwell-White, Case Manager at Medical Protection, and Dr Emma Davies, Medicolegal Consultant at Medical Protection, look at the various considerations when controlling risk during this year’s flu vaccination programme

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Articles and features 08/10/2020

Locums in the time of COVID-19

Locums in the time of COVID-19

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Dr Sophie Haroon, Medicolegal Consultant at Medical Protection, looks at how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the work of locums

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Articles and features 24/09/2020

Learning from cases: Gastroenterology

Learning from cases: Gastroenterology

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We’ve developed this collection of analysis, statistics and case studies from our extensive library to give you a view of the current claims landscape within gastroenterology.

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Articles and features 22/09/2020

COVID-19: when parents refuse to comply with guidance

COVID-19: when parents refuse to comply with guidance

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Medical Protection has received a number of calls from members asking how they should respond to parents of children with COVID-19 symptoms who are openly refusing to comply with government guidance on testing and self-isolation. Dr Clare Devlin, Medicolegal Consultant at Medical Protection, provides detailed advice

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