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Articles and features 16/12/2019

Dr Gabriel Hendow, an award-winning member of Medical Protection

Dr Gabriel Hendow, an award-winning member of Medical Protection

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Dr Hendow works in Hull and is a member of Medical Protection. He was voted ‘GP of the Year’ in the coveted national General Practice Awards for 2018 for his innovative approach to making Hull and its residents healthier, and for establishing a number of clinics at his practice, based in the Bransholme Health Centre.

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Case report 16/12/2019

Supreme Court judgement following head injury - learning points for m...

Supreme Court judgement following head injury - learning points for medical professionals

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It is very unusual for a clinical negligence claim to reach the highest reaches of the court system. Rarer still are cases involving non-clinical staff such as receptionists. Dr James Lucas, medicolegal consultant, discusses such a case that was recently considered by the Supreme Court and extracts potential learning points for practices.1

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Articles and features 16/12/2019

Thinking differently about patient safety

Thinking differently about patient safety

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An obvious question to ask when people are unintentionally but avoidably harmed is: “why did things go wrong?” Professor Paul Bowie, Programme Director (Safety & Improvement) at NHS Education for Scotland, looks at how we can think differently about patient safety.

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Articles and features 16/12/2019

How portfolio GP careers can help GPs, patients and practices

How portfolio GP careers can help GPs, patients and practices

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You may have heard the term ‘portfolio GP’ more frequently over the last few years. In this article, Dr Mahibur Rahman, a portfolio GP and the medical director at Emedica, looks at the benefits of portfolio GP careers, some popular options and how to get started with them.

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Articles and features 16/12/2019

Never events in general practice

Never events in general practice

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The focus on patient safety in healthcare is at the forefront of ensuring the provision of high quality healthcare.1 Diane Baylis, clinical risk educator at Medical Protection, tells us more about the concept of ‘never events’ and how they can improve patient safety.

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Articles and features 16/12/2019

Professional perspective: top tips when working with locum GPs

Professional perspective: top tips when working with locum GPs

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Most practices will engage locum GPs at some point. In this article, Dr Mahibur Rahman, a portfolio GP and the medical director of Emedica, looks at some top tips for practices to consider from the perspective of a locum GP.

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Articles and features 16/12/2019

HR practicalities to consider when using locums

HR practicalities to consider when using locums

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To ensure staffing needs are met, whether because of unexpected shortages or due to planned cover, the use of locums is commonplace in many general practices. Our employment law partner, Croner, looks at steps you can take to ensure a positive locum experience.

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Case report 27/11/2018

Video: Anatomy of a claim

Video: Anatomy of a claim

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This video looks at a scenario where a patient brought a claim against three GPs in the same surgery, and how understanding the varied claims enabled us to support the doctors throughout the whole process.

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Articles and features 09/10/2018

Ask the expert: Are we obliged to facilitate a request for CCTV foota...

Ask the expert: Are we obliged to facilitate a request for CCTV footage of the practice car park?

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Are we obliged to facilitate a request for CCTV footage of the practice car park? You need to consider the confidentiality of other patients. Dr Rachel Birch, medicolegal consultant, answers a member’s query.

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Articles and features 25/06/2018

Practice nurses – the right indemnity for you

Practice nurses – the right indemnity for you

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As nurses take on additional roles in practices, it is vital that you understand your requirements with regards to professional indemnity. Diane Baylis, Clinical Risk and Education Manager at Medical Protection, looks at the different options.

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Case report 13/12/2017

Anatomy of a claim

Anatomy of a claim

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Back pain, paraplegia and a series of complaints – how Medical Protection helped at every step.

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