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News and updates 14/10/2016

Delays on applications to the National Performers List

Delays on applications to the National Performers List

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We are aware that some members who have recently qualified as GPs are experiencing delays in their application to have their status amended on the National Performers List. This is leading to some confusion as to whether they can continue to work while waiting for their status to be changed.

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Press release 23/09/2016

MPS response to the GMC’s consultation on the UK List of Registered M...

MPS response to the GMC’s consultation on the UK List of Registered Medical Practitioners development

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MPS used the consultation to make the point that the GMC’s ambition should be for information held on the register to be fully up-to-date, accurate, and dependable. This is the register’s core purpose and current function, and should remain so.

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Press release 08/09/2016

MPS shares NHS England’s concerns about the cost of clinical negligence

MPS shares NHS England’s concerns about the cost of clinical negligence

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The Medical Protection Society (MPS) shares concerns raised by NHS England’s Director of Commissioning, Rosamond Roughton, at the 2016 Health and Care Innovation Expo today about the rising cost of clinical negligence and the impact that this is having on the profession

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Factsheet 01/10/2013

HSC complaints procedure – Hospital setting

HSC complaints procedure – Hospital setting

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Complaints in health and social care: standards and guidelines for resolution and learning (2009) aims to provide a simple, consistent approach for staff who handle complaints, and for patients who raise complaints across all health and social care services.

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Case report 10/09/2013

Sinus surgery: damaged vision

Sinus surgery: damaged vision

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Mr P, a 40-year-old office worker, had a long history of sino-nasal problems, and had even had a previous septoplasty operation. Soon after returning from a holiday, he consulted his GP, Dr A, with worsening blockage in the left side of his nose.

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Case report 01/09/2009

A long-lasting earache

A long-lasting earache

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Mr Y was a 25-year-old engineer with Type 1 diabetes. He attended his GP, Dr T, regularly for check-ups and on one occasion complained of pain in his left ear. He could not be sure how long it had been there, but thought the pain had come on about three months earlier, following a visit to the swimming pool with his children.

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Case report 01/01/2009

Turning a deaf ear

Turning a deaf ear

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E was a 12-year-old girl who had been complaining of earache for a week after coming back from an activity holiday in Spain. Despite taking paracetamol suspension, the pain persisted and her mother, Mrs K, brought her along to be reviewed by her regular GP, Dr T. E was well known to Dr T as he had seen her on a number of occasions with mild asthma. Dr T documented the history of pain in her right ear. She was noted to be apyrexial and systemically well, with a normal appetite.

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Case report 01/09/2008

Problems with eardrops

Problems with eardrops

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Following a minor respiratory tract infection, Mr Y, a 54-year old postman, developed leftsided hearing loss. Mr Y was referred to a consultant ENT surgeon, Mr A, who confirmed a left-sided middle ear effusion.

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Case report 01/01/2008

An unexpected mass

An unexpected mass

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Mrs H was a 45-year-old supervising school librarian. She went to see her GP, Dr P, and admitted she had been having hearing difficulties for more than eight months and had been suffering with quite bad right-sided earache too. Although he could find no abnormality on examination, Dr P referred Mrs H to ENT surgeon, Dr J.

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Case report 01/05/2004

Blindness right eye after operation

Blindness right eye after operation

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Mr B, an experienced and highly respected otolaryngologist, arranged to perform a right middle meatal antrostomy and bilateral sinus washouts on a young woman (Miss Z) with severe sinusitis. The operation was scheduled to take place in a theatre he did not ordinarily use so he did not have the support of nurses familiar with ENT surgery.

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Case report 01/02/2004

Undiagnosed cerebral abscess

Undiagnosed cerebral abscess

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Ms C was a young woman with learning difficulties admitted to hospital in the late 1980s with a history of frontal headaches, dizziness and staggering gait. The clerking doctor noted that she had been discharged from the ENT ward 19 days earlier after treatment for chronic otitis media.

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Case report 01/11/2003

Content to consent?

Content to consent?

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Mr M suffered from excessive snoring. He’d had sleep studies which excluded sleep apnoea and been referred to Mr O, a consultant ENT surgeon with many years’ experience of treating sleep-related disorders. Mr O found Mr M to have a bulky palate, prominent tonsils and a long uvula. He advised uvulopharyngopalatoplasty.

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