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Articles and features 04/06/2021

The COVID-19 team-wellbeing toolkit

The COVID-19 team-wellbeing toolkit

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The COVID-19 pandemic has had major implications for everyone’s mental health, and clinicians are no exception. Dr Rachel Morris shares some tips from her wellbeing toolkit that all the practice can use

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Articles and features 22/04/2021

Unlawful killing rulings: what law changes mean for the medical profe...

Unlawful killing rulings: what law changes mean for the medical profession

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Following the Supreme Court’s historic decision regarding unlawful killing rulings, Medical Protection’s Dr Beth Walker, Medicolegal Consultant, and Alicia Hayes, Legal Adviser, look at the background to the case and the potential consequences for clinicians

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Articles and features 19/04/2021

A spoonful of sugar…understanding medication errors

A spoonful of sugar…understanding medication errors

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As the GMC updates its prescribing guidance, Dr Sophie Haroon, Medicolegal Consultant at Medical Protection, looks at some common causes of claims and provides advice on avoiding the pitfalls

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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 08/02/2021

Why do patients complain?

Why do patients complain?

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Patients can make a complaint about any aspect of the medical care they receive. Find out about some common reasons for patient complaints.

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Articles and features 05/02/2021

The Six C's: Common risks for new doctors (and how to avoid them)

The Six C's: Common risks for new doctors (and how to avoid them)

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Clinical records, consent, confidentiality, communication, competence, and prescribing - what medical students and junior doctors need to know about these common medicolegal risk areas and how to avoid them.

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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 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 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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