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08/01/2018

New Doctor September 2017

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New Doctor September 2017

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Welcome to the September 2017 digital edition of New Doctor. Here we address a variety of medicolegal topics to help you develop your skills as a doctor.

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29/08/2017

Risk Management in Secondary Care

Risk Management in Secondary Care

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MPS provides risk management consultancy, training and education to healthcare organisations spanning primary and secondary care. Our experience and expertise in this specialist field, spanning over a hundred years, enables us to work with clients in the development of bespoke workshops, courses and other education and risk management programmes to meet their specific needs.

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Articles and features 30/06/2017

Support With CQC: Introduction

Support With CQC: Introduction

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The CQC is the regulator for health and social care in England. It monitors, inspects and regulates general practices to make sure they meet fundamental standards of quality and safety.

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Learning from Locums

Learning from Locums

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In this article, medicolegal consultant Dr Rachel Birch talks with Dr Richard Fieldhouse, Chairman of NASGP, about how the experiences of locum GPs have led NASGP to design systems to save practices and locum GPs time, provide information and improve patient care.

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Articles and features 22/07/2019

Easing the growing burden in General Practice

Easing the growing burden in General Practice

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Julie Price, head of risk management and education consultancy at Medical Protection, discusses how practices are adopting new ways of streamlining the workload to make service provision more manageable, whilst continuing to provide good quality care for patients.

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Press release 22/07/2019

Advice to doctors following a Brexit 'no deal'.

Advice to doctors following a Brexit 'no deal'.

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In preparation for Brexit, Medical Protection advises doctors on steps to take should the supply of treatments or devices be limited or delayed

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Articles and features 22/07/2019

Emotional intelligence

Emotional intelligence

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Is there room for empathy and emotion in the clinical setting? Sarah Whitehouse investigates.

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Articles and features 22/07/2019

HIV and confidentiality

HIV and confidentiality

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Medical Protection’s expert consultants frequently deal with queries about patient confidentiality. However, few cases reach the steps of the courts. Dr James Lucas, medicolegal consultant, examines a recent High Court judgment in a neighbouring jurisdiction.

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Case report 18/07/2019

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. His mother had become increasingly concerned about his general irritability and frequent crying episodes, which lasted up to two hours. These had become apparent over the past three days, not settling with breast feeding.

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Case report 18/07/2019

Back again with cauda equina syndrome

Back again with cauda equina syndrome

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When Mrs C, a keen golfer in her early forties, began to experience constant pain in her lower back, she consulted a GP at her local surgery. Dr P took a history of slow onset of pain with restricted mobility. He did not examine her, but prescribed an NSAID and advised Mrs C to return in two weeks if there was no improvement.

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Press release 15/07/2019

MPS disappointed at small increase to the personal injury discount rate

MPS disappointed at small increase to the personal injury discount rate

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The Lord Chancellor has announced that he will lay a Statutory Instrument in Parliament to change the discount rate applicable to personal injury lump sum compensation payments, to minus 0.25%.

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Articles and features 09/07/2019

Non-compliant patient sues doctor: whose fault is it?

Non-compliant patient sues doctor: whose fault is it?

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Whilst doctors have a duty of care for their patients, and their primary concern should be their wellbeing, how do we establish patient responsibility for their own wellbeing? Dr Dawn McGuire, Medical Claims Adviser, looks into contributory negligence and whether we can define patient responsibility.

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