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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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Articles and features 16/09/2020

COVID-19: Delayed referrals and medicolegal disputes

COVID-19: Delayed referrals and medicolegal disputes

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Dr James Thorpe, Senior Medical Educator at Medical Protection, looks at why the UK Government should prioritise the clearing of referrals backlogs due to COVID-19

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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 01/07/2020

When a patient wants to amend their medical records

When a patient wants to amend their medical records

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Dr Jayne Molodynski, medicolegal consultant at Medical Protection, provides advice and guidance on whether a patient can request amends to their medical records

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Articles and features 01/07/2020

Is all well with the Wells score?

Is all well with the Wells score?

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Dr Philip White, medicolegal consultant at Medical Protection, looks at a common cause of claims – missed diagnosis of deep vein thrombosis

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Articles and features 10/06/2020

Ask the expert – social media

Ask the expert – social media

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Dr Emma Davies, medicolegal consultant at Medical Protection, answers some questions around the professional and personal use of social media and the potential pitfalls faced by those working in healthcare

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Articles and features 10/06/2020

Disclosures relating to transgender patients

Disclosures relating to transgender patients

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When approached by third party organisations with requests for information relating to a patient’s gender history, you might be uncertain about what to do and what should be considered prior to disclosure. Padma Reddy, case manager at Medical Protection, and Dr Heidi Mounsey, medicolegal consultant, have all the relevant guidance

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Articles and features 06/02/2020

Digital First Primary Care – are you ready?

Digital First Primary Care – are you ready?

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Mounting pressures on NHS services have made digital solutions inevitable, and NHS England expects all primary care patients to have the right to online consultations by April 2020 – but with new technology comes new risks. Dr Heidi Mounsey, medicolegal consultant at Medical Protection, advises on best practice

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