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Articles and features 04/09/2019

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 16/08/2019

Medical Protection successfully defends GP practice in fatal sepsis case

Medical Protection successfully defends GP practice in fatal sepsis case

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Medical Protection litigation solicitor Suzanne Tate looks at a claim involving a missed diagnosis of sepsis and the work of Medical Protection in successfully defending seven GP members

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Articles and features 17/06/2019

GP dilemma: prescribing valproate

GP dilemma: prescribing valproate

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As a GP, what should you do when a patient already taking a valproate medicine attends for another prescription without meeting specific safety criteria?

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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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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

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 29/08/2018

Artificial intelligence: who’s liable?

Artificial intelligence: who’s liable?

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Advancements in medical technology can bring huge benefits for patients and clinicians alike – but new approaches can also mean new risks. Dr Helen Hartley, Head of Underwriting Policy at Medical Protection, looks at where the liability lies for artificial intelligence.

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Case report 14/11/2017

Claim confusion

Claim confusion

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A man made a claim against his GP for a missed diagnosis. An expert witness was instructed to provide advice on the case...

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Articles and features 28/09/2017

Challenging interactions with colleagues

Challenging interactions with colleagues

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Poor communication between doctors lies at the heart of many complaints, claims and disciplinary actions. Dr Mark Dinwoodie, consultant in medical education, explains the importance of maintaining good relationships with colleagues and communicating effectively with other health professionals

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Casebook 29/08/2017

We need to talk about death: Complaints about end of life care

We need to talk about death: Complaints about end of life care

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When treating a patient who has reached the end of life, clear communication and collective decision-making are as important as any clinical intervention, says Sarah Whitehouse

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Mastering Shared Decision Making

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Mastering Shared Decision Making

When a patient is dissatisfied with the decision-making process surrounding their treatment, the risk of a complaint or claim can increase drastically. This workshop provides expert insights into conducting conversations with your patients. It will help you provide the advice they need to reach healthcare decisions that are right for them.

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Articles and features 14/04/2015

Ask MPS

Ask MPS

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Miss Francesca Th’ng and Mr Marios Patronis share the case of Mrs A, who sadly died following the insertion of a chest drain after surgery

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Articles and features 02/10/2014

From the case files...

From the case files...

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In this issue we bring you two interesting cases; the first encourages GPs to exercise caution when diagnosing haematuria, and the second highlights how various poor communication channels can have a negative impact on patient care.

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Articles and features 08/08/2014

Will a new approach to patients near the end of life suffer the same...

Will a new approach to patients near the end of life suffer the same fate as the Liverpool Care Pathway?

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Medicolegal expert and MPS spokesperson, Dr Pallavi Bradshaw, questions the new approach to end of life care outlined by the government.

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