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27/10/2015

Mental health and addiction

Mental health and addiction

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Doctors help their patients with mental health problems, but they often suffer alone. In this short video we meet a GP who battled with mental health problems for more than 20 years.

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Articles and features 17/10/2015

Top tips to create a great GP job advert

Top tips to create a great GP job advert

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Recruitment is becoming harder these days so to attract the best staff it’s worth spending a bit of time to write a great advert for your vacancy. If you create a template, some information will stay the same no matter what role you are advertising.

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Articles and features 10/10/2015

FAQs - sickness absence

FAQs - sickness absence

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We have written to invite a member of staff to a formal capability hearing after a period of informal professional support. He is now off work sick. What is the appropriate course of action for us?

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Articles and features 04/10/2015

CQC Special

CQC Special

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CQC compliance topped a recent Medical Protection survey of practice managers’ main concerns. We profile a practice who were recently inspected by the CQC, and interview two inspection managers about how practices can prepare for the process

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01/10/2015

Communicating with patients by text message - Wales

Communicating with patients by text message - Wales

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Text messaging allows practices to target and contact hundreds of patients within minutes. Patients can respond by text with replies automatically forwarded to a specified email address. Many practices are signing up to using a text messaging service to inform patients of appointments, flu vaccinations, etc.

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Factsheet 30/09/2015

Removing patients from the practice list - England

Removing patients from the practice list - England

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Removing patients from the practice list is an emotive issue, risking criticism from bodies such as the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman, the GMC and the media and should only be used as a last resort.

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30/09/2015

Secrets to passing your MRCGP AKT exam

Secrets to passing your MRCGP AKT exam

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More than one in four candidates fail the MRCGP AKT exam. E-Medica's Dr Mahibur Rahman shares his secrets to help you pass.

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News and updates 29/09/2015

GMC introduces indemnity requirement

GMC introduces indemnity requirement

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Throughout this month the GMC will be contacting doctors to inform them of a new statutory requirement to maintain adequate and appropriate indemnity when practising medicine in the UK.

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22/09/2015

How we price membership subscriptions

How we price membership subscriptions

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General practice is an increasingly challenging and high-risk environment in which to practise medicine. Simon Kayll, Chief Executive of Medical Protection, explains how we assess those risks and calculate GP membership subscriptions

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28/08/2015

Tackling the cost of clinical negligence

Tackling the cost of clinical negligence

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The cost of clinical negligence continues to rise, as demonstrated in the NHSLA Triennial Review, but what is Medical Protection doing for members to tackle the problem? Head of Medical Services, Dr Nick Clements, explains.

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22/07/2015

Holiday prescribing

Holiday prescribing

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Like you, we believe that prevention is better than cure, so we aim to provide you with much more than a world-class defence. Our ethos is to work with members early on to identify risk and help reduce the likelihood of the problems occurring in the future.

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Articles and features 24/06/2015

How to... manage stress

How to... manage stress

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Research shows that only one in three doctors would see their GP when unwell. There is an enormous pressure on medics not to give in to ill health. Dr Samar Mahmood explores how to avoid the negative effects of stress

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Articles and features 04/06/2015

Flexible working: Your questions answered

Flexible working: Your questions answered

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Flexible working was introduced to help employees achieve a better 'work-life' balance. Croner frequently answer questions on their advice line from practices about flexible working

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15/05/2015

Communicating with patients by text message - England

Communicating with patients by text message - England

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Text messaging allows practices to target and contact hundreds of patients within minutes. Patients can respond by text with replies automatically forwarded to a specified email address. Many practices are signing up to using a text messaging service to inform patients of appointments, flu vaccinations, etc.

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