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Articles and features 21/01/2021

Surviving Medical School: Fitness to practise panels

Surviving Medical School: Fitness to practise panels

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Hopefully it will never happen to you, but it’s good to know what to expect if you ever need to appear before a fitness to practise panel. Here we explain why they happen, how to prepare, and the possible consequences for your medical career.

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Articles and features 21/01/2021

Surviving Medical School: Social media

Surviving Medical School: Social media

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Essential advice about protecting yourself online. The article looks into cases and GMC guidance around online activity and social media, with key things you need to know as a medical student and junior doctor.

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Articles and features 01/04/2021

GPs in England and Wales – are you covered for claims?

GPs in England and Wales – are you covered for claims?

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Responsibility for the handling of clinical negligence claims against GPs in England and Wales changed on 1 April 2021. Dr Dawn McGuire, Medicolegal Consultant at Medical Protection, looks at what this might mean for you

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Articles and features 30/03/2021

New resource launches to aid record keeping

New resource launches to aid record keeping

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GPConsult.co.uk is a free resource available to all members of Medical Protection. Find out how it helps GPs keep an accurate and concise record of each patient consultation.

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Articles and features 25/02/2021

Surviving the pandemic - how can employers support doctors during COV...

Surviving the pandemic - how can employers support doctors during COVID-19?

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Dr Gabrielle Pendlebury looks at ways that organisations can support doctors' wellbeing, resilience and mental health throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, reflecting on measures that were put in place at the London Nightingale hospital.

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Articles and features 03/02/2021

Medical influencers – be aware of the pitfalls

Medical influencers – be aware of the pitfalls

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Some medical professionals are now acting as social media influencers – using their social media profiles to generate interest in topics, products, brands and services. As with all online communication it is an area that offers benefits and risks. Dr Beth Walker, Medicolegal Consultant at Medical Protection, looks into the issue further

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Articles and features 19/01/2021

Data breaches – are you covered?

Data breaches – are you covered?

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Data breaches are a common cause of claims but the indemnity issues surrounding them can be complex. Dr Dawn McGuire, Medicolegal Consultant at Medical Protection, looks at a case and explains more.

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Articles and features 19/01/2021

COVID-19: a practical and ethical guide to the vaccination scheme

COVID-19: a practical and ethical guide to the vaccination scheme

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Ceylan Simsek, Case Management Assistant, and Dr Emma Davies, Medicolegal Consultant at Medical Protection, provide an overview of the COVID-19 vaccination scheme and the required indemnity arrangements

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Articles and features 11/01/2021

Statutory forms under the Mental Health Act – what is changing?

Statutory forms under the Mental Health Act – what is changing?

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Dr Gabrielle Pendlebury, Medicolegal Consultant at Medical Protection and practising psychiatrist, looks at new guidance concerning the electronic communication of statutory forms under the Mental Health Act

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Articles and features 19/11/2020

Shielding and travel-related quarantine

Shielding and travel-related quarantine

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With rules on quarantine and shielding subject to change at short notice, it is vital that employers keep up to date with latest guidance. But how is this interpreted in employment law? HR experts Croner Consulting take a closer look.

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Articles and features 19/11/2020

Managing employees who are reluctant to return to work

Managing employees who are reluctant to return to work

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Returning to work after the COVID-19 lockdown eases may cause understandable anxiety for many healthcare practitioners. HR experts Croner Consulting provide guidance on managing this difficult transition.

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Articles and features 19/11/2020

Remote consultations – what are the benefits and risks?

Remote consultations – what are the benefits and risks?

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Dr Emma Davies, Medicolegal Consultant at Medical Protection, provides advice on getting the full benefits from this new way of working.

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Articles and features 19/11/2020

Storing images in medical records

Storing images in medical records

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The receipt and storage of images of patients is currently a common source of queries from our members, largely due to the increased use of remote consultations during the COVID-19 pandemic. Ayisha Hooper, Case Manager at Medical Protection, reviews the relevant guidance.​

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