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Advice booklet 04/07/2017

Online medical records and the doctor-patient partnership

Online medical records and the doctor-patient partnership

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Patient access to online health records has the potential to transform patient care. Greater access to information for patients can increase knowledge and understanding, promote autonomy and informed choice and enhance the doctor–patient partnership.

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Advice booklet 04/07/2017

An essential guide to Consent

An essential guide to Consent

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Consent is a fundamental principle of medical law. The basic rule is simple: no-one has the right to touch anyone else without lawful excuse and if doctors do so it may well undermine patients’ trust.

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Risk Management Masterclass for Obstetricians & Gynaecologists

Date: 03/11/2018 9:00 -03/11/2018 17:00 (Read more for further details) Location: London (Read more for further details)
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Risk Management Masterclass for Obstetricians & Gynaecologists

Workshop to assist doctors in reducing their exposure to these risks, Medical Protection has developed a one-day Risk Management Masterclass.

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20/09/2017

An essential guide to consent - Voluntariness

An essential guide to consent - Voluntariness

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Patients overtly coerced into undergoing treatment they do not want can rightly claim that their “consent” was not given freely and is therefore not valid. Cases of overt coercion are rare, but there are circumstances in which patients may feel that they have been covertly pushed into accepting treatment they would prefer not to have had. For example, in some circumstances patients may find it very difficult to say “No” to the proposed treatment, or to challenge the doctor’s assumption that they would have no objections to going ahead.

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20/09/2017

An essential guide to Consent - Capacity

An essential guide to Consent - Capacity

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Each assessment of an individual’s capacity should relate to a specific decision – a patient may, for example, be incapable of understanding the complex implications of a major procedure but still be able to comprehend the risks and benefits of a simple intervention. While the general principles are the same across the UK, the actual test for capacity is slightly different, depending on the jurisdiction.

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Mastering your risk

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Mastering your risk

This workshop gives you a thorough grounding in the issues surrounding managing risk through communication. It introduces proven preventative skills and techniques you can implement immediately to reduce your exposure to litigation and complaints, improving patient safety.

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Building resilience and avoiding burnout

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Building resilience and avoiding burnout

The demand placed on modern clinicians means the possibility of burnout is growing significantly, impacting both the quality of care and potential increase in risk to patients. This workshop will help you recognise the signs of burnout and given you the knowledge and confidence to manage the symptoms recover as well as prevent reoccurrence.

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Casebook 30/08/2017

Opinion: Failure to test for HIV infection: A medicolegal question?

Opinion: Failure to test for HIV infection: A medicolegal question?

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Dr Michael Rayment and Dr Ann Sullivan, Department of Sexual Health and HIV Medicine, Chelsea and Westminster NHS Foundation Trust (on behalf of the British Association for Sexual Health and HIV, and the British HIV Association).

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Publication content 29/08/2017

Rising nurse claims

Rising nurse claims

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MPS has seen a steady rise in the number of claims involving practice nurses, with ‘delay in diagnosis’ being the most common type of claim. Kate Taylor, Clinical Risk Manager, MPS Educational Services, reveals more

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Casebook 29/08/2017

Nasogastric tube errors

Nasogastric tube errors

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Nasogastric tubes are widely used in the world’s hospitals, yet in spite of fierce campaigning to expose the dangers, patients are still dying from the complications of wrongful insertion. Sara Williams and MPS medicolegal adviser Dr Gordon McDavid explore how to avoid these risks.

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Casebook 29/08/2017

We need to talk about death: Complaints about end of life care

We need to talk about death: Complaints about end of life care

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When treating a patient who has reached the end of life, clear communication and collective decision-making are as important as any clinical intervention, says Sarah Whitehouse

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