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Infection Control in Primary Care - in-practice

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Infection Control in Primary Care - in-practice

This workshop will give you a clear understanding of the importance of infection control. It will provide you with the skills to manage and reduce infection in your practice and comply with national standards.

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Medication Errors and Safer Prescribing in Primary Care for Your Team

Location: This workshop can be delivered in house for practices with a minimum of 12 doctors. (Read more for further details)
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Medication Errors and Safer Prescribing in Primary Care for Your Team

MPS have developed the Medication Errors and Safer Prescribing in Primary Care workshop. This workshop is designed to enhance your understanding of errors in the medication process, and provide you with some practical tips and strategies to help prescribe more safely.

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Achieving Safer and Reliable Practice - Team

Achieving Safer and Reliable Practice - Team

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The Achieving Safer and Reliable Practice workshop provides you with the knowledge, insight and essential strategies to help you engage in reliability science. It provides you with the personal motivation and tools essential to consistently deliver reliable and safer clinical care by identifying the most critical areas of risk.

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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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Mastering adverse outcomes

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Mastering adverse outcomes

This workshop will give you the skills to successfully communicate with your patients should they suffer an adverse outcome during their care. Gain effective strategies and enhanced skills to help you respond, with an introduction to the ethical, legal and regulatory obligations that you would face following an adverse outcome.

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Mastering Professional Interactions – Team

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Mastering Professional Interactions – Team

The Mastering Professional Interactions workshop is designed to help you identify the risk factors related to professional interactions. It provides proven techniques and models to reduce risk and improve patient outcomes.

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Mastering professional interactions

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Mastering professional interactions

This workshop offers professional insights and key communication skills for when patient care passes between doctors. It is designed to help you improve the safety of care that you and your colleagues collectively provide. By highlighting the danger of assumption, and the need for communication, it can also help you reduce your risk of complaints or claims.

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Mastering Shared Decision Making

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Mastering Shared Decision Making

When a patient is dissatisfied with the decision-making process surrounding their treatment, the risk of a complaint or claim can increase drastically. This workshop provides expert insights into conducting conversations with your patients. It will help you provide the advice they need to reach healthcare decisions that are right for them.

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Case report 09/11/2015

Childhood brain cancer

Childhood brain cancer

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At presentation, Peter was 14 years old and had presented with migraines since the age of 8. He was taking Pizotifen and his headaches were well controlled. Over the past four weeks he had started getting headaches again. They were in a similar location to his migraines, but were different in nature – he couldn’t put his finger on exactly how.

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01/10/2015

Communicating with patients by text message

Communicating with patients by text message

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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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Legislation 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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16/07/2015

Repeat prescribing for GPs

Repeat prescribing for GPs

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Medication errors make up a fifth of all errors occurring in general practice and many of these are preventable. Extra care must be taken when repeat prescribing, especially if you were not the original prescriber and have not seen the patient. This factsheet outlines the pitfalls, and gives advice on avoiding errors.

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20/05/2015

Access to medical reports

Access to medical reports

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Doctors may, on occasion, receive a request from a patient’s employer for a medical report to be delivered directly to the HR department, without the patient seeing it. However, before any medical report can be provided, you must be satisfied that the patient has given valid consent to the release of the information. This factsheet looks at the issues surrounding medical reports for employers and other organisations, and offers advice to doctors who are asked to write reports.

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