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Press release 02/05/2018

MPS works with NICE to revise cauda equina syndrome red flags

MPS works with NICE to revise cauda equina syndrome red flags

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The Medical Protection Society (MPS) has been instrumental in a revision to the NICE Clinical Knowledge Summaries (CKS) red flag symptoms for cauda equina syndrome. The changes will help healthcare professionals diagnose the condition and make referrals earlier, enabling prevention of irreversible nerve damage and disability.

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Event 05/12/2017

RCGP 2017 Conference

RCGP 2017 Conference

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Join us at this year’s RCGP conference. Speak to our general practice team at the event, who will be on hand to discuss any medicolegal queries, questions about your membership, or issues confronting today’s doctors.

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Case report 14/11/2017

Balancing risks

Balancing risks

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Miss G was a 36-year-old medical receptionist who worked in a teaching hospital. She was under the care of a haematologist for chronic idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura, diagnosed when she was 13. She had a BMI of 42 and no other relevant past medical history.

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Case report 26/10/2017

Lost opportunity

Lost opportunity

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Ms C, a 43-year-old smoker who was otherwise well, presented to her GP, Dr Q, complaining of a few days’ discoloration to the tip of her right index finger. She explained that her fingers had always felt cold and often turned white and went numb when she was outside.

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Case report 26/10/2017

Undescended testis

Undescended testis

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Baby LM was taken to see his GP, Dr E, for his six-week check. During this examination Dr E noted that his left testis was in the scrotum but his right testis was palpable in the canal. He asked LM’s mother to bring him back for review in a month.

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Case report 26/10/2017

Failure to follow specialist advice

Failure to follow specialist advice

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Following a hospital admission for status epilepticus, which was attributed to a previous cerebral insult, Mr G, a 35-year-old clerical officer, was started on an anticonvulsant regime of phenytoin and sodium valproate.

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Case report 26/10/2017

Repeating the risk

Repeating the risk

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Mrs L, a teacher, was first prescribed the oral contraceptive pill microgynon by her GP, Dr G, when she was 17. Her blood pressure was taken and recorded as normal. At this time, no other mention was made in the records of her risk profile or family history.

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News and updates 30/08/2017

Changes to scheduled and unscheduled care

Changes to scheduled and unscheduled care

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Following feedback from you, we are pleased to announce some changes to how we set our GP membership subscriptions.

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Articles and features 29/08/2017

Rising nurse claims

Rising nurse claims

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MPS has seen a steady rise in the number of claims involving practice nurses, with ‘delay in diagnosis’ being the most common type of claim. Kate Taylor, Clinical Risk Manager, MPS Educational Services, reveals more

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Articles and features 29/08/2017

Getting to grips with fit notes

Getting to grips with fit notes

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A common question in general practice: “Ms P’s fit note runs out on Monday – can you do her another one?” Your answer should be considered carefully as the following case illustrates, explains Dr Rachel Birch, GP and medicolegal adviser at MPS

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