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Articles and features 02/08/2021

Limitations of membership

Limitations of membership

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We carefully consider each request for assistance, but there are some circumstances in which we are unlikely to help. View examples of where we are unlikely to provide assistance.

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Articles and features 02/08/2021

Vicarious liability / extended liability

Vicarious liability / extended liability

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Important information for members regarding claims arising from your vicarious liability / extended liability.

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Articles and features 03/04/2020

Counselling service for members

Counselling service for members

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Medical Protection offers a confidential 24/7 counselling service to any members experiencing work-related stress, or stress that they feel could impact their practice. Find out more here

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Articles and features 07/11/2022

Parental disagreements over a child patient

Parental disagreements over a child patient

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What happens when separated parents ask for medical information about their child? Dr Heidi Mounsey, Medicolegal Consultant at Medical Protection, looks at this common query to our advice line.

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Articles and features 07/11/2022

Clinical Negligence Scheme for General Practice: Clearing up GP indem...

Clinical Negligence Scheme for General Practice: Clearing up GP indemnity

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Dr Dawn McGuire, Medicolegal Consultant at Medical Protection, provides this reminder on how GP indemnity works in England and Wales, following the 2019 introduction of the state-backed scheme.

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Articles and features 30/09/2022

Abortion Act amendments – what they mean for you

Abortion Act amendments – what they mean for you

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Dr Caroline Osborne-White and Dr Corina Lee, Medicolegal Consultants at Medical Protection, look at some recent changes to abortion law and what they mean for the professional expectations of clinicians

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Articles and features 21/09/2022

Meeting Competition and Markets Authority requirements: What you need...

Meeting Competition and Markets Authority requirements: What you need to know as a private consultant

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Consultants who undertake private practice have a legal duty to comply with competition legislation and that includes engaging with PHIN, the Private Healthcare Information Network. Medical Protection outlines your key responsibilities when doing so, including how PHIN can help.

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Articles and features 12/09/2022

A roundup and our top tips for building a successful private practice

A roundup and our top tips for building a successful private practice

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Starting private work may seem daunting but spending the time to plan and understand how to trade in this medical sector should ensure you build a successful practice. In the last of this series, we recap on the key points to consider and provide top tips for building your private practice.

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Articles and features 08/09/2022

Don’t you know who I am? Treating patients in the spotlight

Don’t you know who I am? Treating patients in the spotlight

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Doctors who treat high-profile patients face a unique set of challenges when it comes to ensuring they receive the best possible care. Dr Anthea Martin investigates these issues and offers advice on how doctors can protect themselves, as well as the patient.

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Factsheet 08/09/2022

Professional boundaries

Professional boundaries

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The doctor−patient relationship is based on trust. The GMC’s Good Medical Practice section on professionalism says that good doctors are “honest and trustworthy, and act with integrity and within the law.”

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Articles and features 11/08/2022

High profile patients

High profile patients

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Treating high-profile patients can often present a unique set of medicolegal challenges and it is important that doctors protect themselves, as well as the patient. Dr Emma Green, Medicolegal Consultant at Medical Protection, discusses the common issues and sets out some advice

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