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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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Case report 20/09/2019

A retained swab

A retained swab

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Basic safety checks were overlooked in this incident, which saw a claim against a consultant gynaecologist.

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Articles and features 20/09/2019

Learning from cases: Orthopaedic Surgery

Learning from cases: Orthopaedic Surgery

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Orthopaedic surgery is a specialty dealing with a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions. Frequently performed procedures include joint replacements, arthroscopies and spinal surgery. Serious complications following surgery are rare, but medicolegal cases may arise due to the life-changing impact they can have on mobility and function.

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Case report 17/09/2019

A problematic knee replacement

A problematic knee replacement

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A case study looking at post-surgery complications. It is important to acknowledge patient dissatisfaction and agree a plan for ongoing care.

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Press release 17/09/2019

MPS “deeply concerned” at GMC’s continued right of appeal

MPS “deeply concerned” at GMC’s continued right of appeal

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In its response to the Professional Standards Authority’s (PSA) annual review of the regulator, MPS says more urgent action is needed, through a “simple and swift legislative measure”.

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Articles and features 09/09/2019

The importance of handovers

The importance of handovers

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Good handovers are essential to provide good continuous care, maintain patient safety and avoid errors. After every handover, all members of the team should have the same understanding of what has been done and the priorities going forward.

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04/09/2019

Trained outside the UK?

Trained outside the UK?

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Find out about indemnity and medicolegal support to practise in the UK

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Articles and features 04/09/2019

Presumed consent for organ donation: what’s changing where?

Presumed consent for organ donation: what’s changing where?

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In a recent Medical Protection survey almost a third of doctors questioned were not comfortable discussing organ donation with a patient. With different laws across the UK and further changes imminent, this is maybe not surprising

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Articles and features 29/08/2019

Should I report that my patient is unfit to drive?

Should I report that my patient is unfit to drive?

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Medical Protection advice line often receives queries from doctors concerned about patients that are driving whilst under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Kate Cowan, advisory case manager, shares our advice.

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Articles and features 16/08/2019

Can your practice staff also be your patients?

Can your practice staff also be your patients?

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Situations where a doctor is both an employer and the treating clinician of a patient are problematic and should be avoided. Sarah Pickering, advisory case manager at Medical Protection, looks at a recent query from the advice line

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Articles and features 16/08/2019

Medical Protection successfully defends GP practice in fatal sepsis case

Medical Protection successfully defends GP practice in fatal sepsis case

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Medical Protection litigation solicitor Suzanne Tate looks at a claim involving a missed diagnosis of sepsis and the work of Medical Protection in successfully defending seven GP members

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