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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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Articles and features 03/07/2017

Expert advice to avoid claims and complaints

Expert advice to avoid claims and complaints

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We can provide you with expert advice on a wide range of topic areas, doctor to doctor, over the phone, via email or through our extensive online resources.

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Articles and features 03/07/2017

Supporting you with your professional assessments

Supporting you with your professional assessments

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We understand that your primary focus during your training is to pass all elements of the MRCGP assessments, therefore we can provide you with additional benefits to help improve your performance in consultation and support your preparation for your exams.

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Articles and features 30/06/2017

From the case files

From the case files

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In this issue we share a case where a locum GP raised concerns about patient safety in a practice he had worked at for three months

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Press release 09/12/2016

Medical Protection partners with Isle of Wight GP Federation

Medical Protection partners with Isle of Wight GP Federation

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Medical Protection and One Wight Health Limited (OWHL) GP Federation have formed a partnership offering GP practices access to advice, support, educational programmes and workshops that will help them meet local healthcare needs

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News and updates 17/10/2016

Risk alert: Advice on administering flu vaccinations

Risk alert: Advice on administering flu vaccinations

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Several members have contacted us with queries regarding flu vaccinations; primarily which practice colleagues can administer these, and what safeguarding should be in place if so.

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News and updates 30/05/2016

Risk alert: Reporting cases of FGM

Risk alert: Reporting cases of FGM

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We have recently received several enquiries from members regarding their responsibilities when reporting cases of FGM in general practice. Read our action points for GP practices.

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Factsheet 17/05/2016

Removing patients from the practice list - Northern Ireland

Removing patients from the practice list - Northern Ireland

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Removing patients from the practice list is an emotive issue, risking criticism from bodies such as the Northern Ireland Ombudsman, the General Medical Council (GMC) and the media and should only be used after careful consideration and as a last resort.

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04/04/2016

Why patients decide to take action against doctors

Why patients decide to take action against doctors

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By many measures, healthcare has never been safer: it is a safer time to have a baby or an anaesthetic or indeed a better time to have a heart attack, and yet as a GP you are more likely to be sued than ever before. Kirsty Plowman reports

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19/02/2016

Writing the visiting note: now, or maybe later?

Writing the visiting note: now, or maybe later?

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Dr Walter Scott FRCGP LL.B(Hons), a general practitioner and Medical Protection member working for Beacon out of hours (OOH) service on the Isle of Wight, highlights the importance of recording accurate and comprehensive notes during OOH care.

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19/02/2016

Remaining alert to risks in GP out of hours care

Remaining alert to risks in GP out of hours care

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Dr Zaid Al-Najjar, a practicing GP and Medicolegal Adviser at Medical Protection, considers the risks that GPs should watch out for when undertaking out of hours (OOH) work.

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02/11/2015

General Practice Conference 2015

General Practice Conference 2015

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With the ever-mounting pressures on GPs and their teams, Medical Protection’s eighth annual GP conference offered practical advice on how to manage risks and make practice safer.

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28/10/2015

New GMC revalidation assessment

New GMC revalidation assessment

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The GMC is introducing a new revalidation assessment next year for doctors based overseas and those not currently undertaking medical practice to support their revalidation.

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