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Update 21/09/2018

Medical indemnity guidance from the BMA

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Medical indemnity guidance from the BMA

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The BMA has recently updated their site with some medical indemnity guidance for GPs . Included in this guidance is their assertion that clinicians working in primary care will still need to retain their MDO membership.

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Update 08/03/2018

Government GP indemnity survey

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Government GP indemnity survey

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The Government is surveying GP professionals in England to gain a clearer understanding of their needs ahead of the new state-backed scheme.

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Update 08/03/2018

GP state-backed indemnity - what we know so far

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GP state-backed indemnity - what we know so far

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UPDATE: Eight months after the UK Government announced its intention to provide state-backed indemnity for GPs in England, we look at what we know about the planned scheme.

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Update 26/01/2018

Dealing with a complaint

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Dealing with a complaint

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- when member benefits are much more than a ‘nice to have’. As a GP we know you’re facing constant pressure, with greater patient demands, increased regulatory control and the ever-looming risk of a complaint being made against you if something goes wrong. This is why we work hard to try and limit the stress that members face and support them wherever we can.

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Case study 14/12/2017

Anatomy of a complaint

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Anatomy of a complaint

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

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Case study 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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Case study 13/12/2017

Multiple Jeopardy

Multiple Jeopardy

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A patient dies after amoxicillin reaction – we support GP through criminal investigation, inquest and GMC hearing.

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Case study 24/10/2017

Missed critical limb ischaemia

Missed critical limb ischaemia

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Mr S was a 60-year-old lorry driver. He was overweight and smoked, and couldn’t walk far because he suffered with pain in his calves. This became so severe that he attended the out-of-hours service that evening.

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Case study 24/10/2017

An early presentation

An early presentation

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Baby T was eight weeks old when his mother brought him to his GP’s morning surgery.

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Case study 24/10/2017

Cauda Equina Syndrome

Cauda Equina Syndrome

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When Mrs C, a keen golfer in her early 40s, began to experience constant pain in her lower back, she consulted a GP at her local surgery.

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Legislation 23/10/2017

Making an informed choice: MPS response to Department of Health state...

Making an informed choice: MPS response to Department of Health statement

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Our approach is to make considered decisions that protect the long term interests of GP members, rather than making rash decisions that could have a long-lasting and detrimental impact on members.

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News 12/10/2017

Government support for GPs welcomed, but caution is urged

Government support for GPs welcomed, but caution is urged

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In the latest development regarding indemnity costs for GPs, the Government has announced its decision to develop a state-backed indemnity scheme for GPs in England.

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Legislation 12/06/2017

Swift Government action needed to support GPs with indemnity costs fo...

Swift Government action needed to support GPs with indemnity costs following discount rate change

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With the General Election now past, the Government needs to act swiftly and decisively to protect GPs from its decision to reduce the personal injury discount rate - a decision which has substantially pushed up the cost of settling large clinical negligence claims.

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