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08/01/2018

New Doctor September 2017

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New Doctor September 2017

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Welcome to the September 2017 digital edition of New Doctor. Here we address a variety of medicolegal topics to help you develop your skills as a doctor.

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29/08/2017

Risk Management in Secondary Care

Risk Management in Secondary Care

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MPS provides risk management consultancy, training and education to healthcare organisations spanning primary and secondary care. Our experience and expertise in this specialist field, spanning over a hundred years, enables us to work with clients in the development of bespoke workshops, courses and other education and risk management programmes to meet their specific needs.

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Articles and features 30/06/2017

Support With CQC: Introduction

Support With CQC: Introduction

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The CQC is the regulator for health and social care in England. It monitors, inspects and regulates general practices to make sure they meet fundamental standards of quality and safety.

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Articles and features 21/05/2019

A potted history of medicine

A potted history of medicine

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Throughout history, doctors have treated patients, and doctors have made mistakes. We delve deep into the past to see what doctors used to get away with

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Articles and features 20/05/2019

You should specialise in obstetrics and gynaecology: here’s why

You should specialise in obstetrics and gynaecology: here’s why

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Obstetrics and gynaecology has developed enormously over the last 30 years. Yet despite the numerous advances in this field and the huge potential for growth, recruitment numbers have in the past been small.

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Articles and features 10/05/2019

Dying matters: medicolegal aspects of end-of-life care, DNACPR and or...

Dying matters: medicolegal aspects of end-of-life care, DNACPR and organ donation

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To mark the Dying Matters national awareness week, between 13 and 19 May, Medical Protection asked nearly 400 members in the UK about their experiences on a number of issues such as DNACPR, organ donation and withdrawal of treatment.

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News and updates 10/05/2019

Withdrawing treatment: the legal position

Withdrawing treatment: the legal position

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In 2018, the Supreme Court ruled that healthcare professionals across the UK no longer need to seek legal permission to withdraw treatment from patients in a permanent vegetative state

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Articles and features 10/05/2019

Understanding mental capacity: advance decisions

Understanding mental capacity: advance decisions

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Mental capacity is the ability to make a decision. If a person lacks capacity, they have an impairment or disturbance that leaves them unable to make a decision. A patient’s capacity to make decisions about their own care is a fundamental part of matters relating to end of life care

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Articles and features 10/05/2019

The procurator fiscal and fatal accident inquiries

The procurator fiscal and fatal accident inquiries

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A procurator fiscal investigates all sudden and suspicious deaths in Scotland, conducts fatal accident inquiries and handles criminal complaints against the police. There are 11 procurator fiscals, each covering a specific geographical location within Scotland, who between them investigate around 14,000 sudden deaths each year

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Articles and features 10/05/2019

Presumed consent for organ donation: what’s changing where?

Presumed consent for organ donation: what’s changing where?

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In a recent Medical Protection survey almost a third of doctors questioned were not comfortable discussing organ donation with a patient. With different laws across the UK and further changes imminent, this is maybe not surprising

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Articles and features 10/05/2019

Giving evidence at an inquest

Giving evidence at an inquest

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As a doctor, you may be asked to give evidence at an inquest, which is conducted by the coroner and, in some cases, in front of a jury. Find out what happens and how you can ensure you’re prepared

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Articles and features 10/05/2019

End of life care

End of life care

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When treating a patient who is close to death, clear communication and collective decision-making are as important as any clinical intervention

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Articles and features 09/05/2019

Confidentiality after death

Confidentiality after death

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Confidentiality is at the centre of maintaining trust between patients and doctors. But what are your obligations to a patient after they have died?

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