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Mastering adverse outcomes

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Mastering adverse outcomes

This workshop will give you the skills to successfully communicate with your patients should they suffer an adverse outcome during their care. Gain effective strategies and enhanced skills to help you respond, with an introduction to the ethical, legal and regulatory obligations that you would face following an adverse outcome.

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Mastering professional interactions

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Mastering professional interactions

This workshop offers professional insights and key communication skills for when patient care passes between doctors. It is designed to help you improve the safety of care that you and your colleagues collectively provide. By highlighting the danger of assumption, and the need for communication, it can also help you reduce your risk of complaints or claims.

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Mastering Shared Decision Making

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Mastering Shared Decision Making

When a patient is dissatisfied with the decision-making process surrounding their treatment, the risk of a complaint or claim can increase drastically. This workshop provides expert insights into conducting conversations with your patients. It will help you provide the advice they need to reach healthcare decisions that are right for them.

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09/01/2016

Raising concerns and whistleblowing

Raising concerns and whistleblowing

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One of the most difficult situations faced by any clinician is when you are concerned that a colleague’s behaviour, health or professional performance may be placing patients at risk. This factsheet outlines your duty to raise concerns when patients may be at risk of harm.

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Factsheet 14/07/2015

Reporting deaths to the Coroner - Northern Ireland

Reporting deaths to the Coroner - Northern Ireland

Time to read article: 6 mins
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If a death occurs in a violent or unnatural manner, in custody, or suddenly but without certain cause, a coroner has a duty to enquire into the death. This factsheet sets out the role of a coroner, the reporting process and what will happen once you have reported a death to the coroner.

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01/07/2015

Confidentiality – Disclosures relating to patients unable to consent

Confidentiality – Disclosures relating to patients unable to consent

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You owe a duty of confidentiality to all your patients, past or present, even if they are adults who lack capacity. You may be asked to provide information from the medical records of patients who are incapable of giving consent, are aged under 18, or have died. This factsheet gives you further information about dealing with these circumstances.

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15/05/2015

Communicating with patients by text message - England

Communicating with patients by text message - England

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Text messaging allows practices to target and contact hundreds of patients within minutes. Patients can respond by text with replies automatically forwarded to a specified email address. Many practices are signing up to using a text messaging service to inform patients of appointments, flu vaccinations, etc.

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02/03/2015

Needlestick injuries

Needlestick injuries

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Needlestick injuries can be classified as any piercing wound caused by a hypodermic needle, or by other sharp instruments or objects such as scalpels, mounted needles, broken glassware, etc. This factsheet sets out the main concerns for healthcare professionals and what to do when needlestick injuries happen.

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Factsheet 30/01/2015

Access to health records - Northern Ireland

Access to health records - Northern Ireland

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Providing access to medical records is essentially a confidentiality issue; therefore, the starting point is whether or not the patient has consented to disclosure. If not, access should be denied, unless there is some other clear justification for allowing access.

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22/01/2015

Safe prescribing

Safe prescribing

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Medication errors account for approximately 20% of all clinical negligence claims against doctors in both primary and secondary care. The costs associated with adverse events and inappropriate prescribing have been estimated at more than £750 million per year. This factsheet gives advice about avoiding prescribing errors.

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Factsheet 14/01/2015

Statement of fitness for work - Northern Ireland

Statement of fitness for work - Northern Ireland

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Fit note is an informal name for the Statement of Fitness for Work. The Statement intends to advise patients who are on sick leave for more than seven days on whether, with extra support from their employer, they could return to work.

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01/10/2014

Safeguarding children

Safeguarding children

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Doctors play a crucial role in protecting children from abuse and neglect. Surgery consultations, home visits, emergency department admissions and contact with other professionals who work with children help to build up a picture of a child’s situation. This factsheet is designed to help members know how to act and who to contact when they suspect children are at risk of or are experiencing harm.

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01/09/2014

Communicating with patients by text message - Northern Ireland

Communicating with patients by text message - Northern Ireland

Time to read article: 2 mins
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Text messaging allows practices to target and contact hundreds of patients within minutes. Patients can respond by text with replies automatically forwarded to a specified email address. Many practices are signing up to using a text messaging service to inform patients of appointments, flu vaccinations etc.

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Factsheet 01/08/2014

Consent - Children and young people - England

Consent - Children and young people - England

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Valid consent is just as important when treating children and young people as it is with adults. In some situations children are able to give consent themselves, and sometimes others need to take the decision on their behalf. This factsheet sets out the basic information to enable you to obtain the appropriate consent from children and young people.

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The Clinical Communication Programme (CCP)

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The Clinical Communication Programme (CCP)

A highly intensive interpersonal skills training programme which greatly enhances doctor-patient communication and creates significant behavioural and attitudinal change.

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Your repeat prescribing journey

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Your repeat prescribing journey

Repeat prescribing is a complex journey that accounts for 75% of prescriptions issued in general practice. With more than 20 steps from the initial decision to prescribe to the patient finally taking the medication, the opportunity for error is great. Therefore, it is no wonder that errors in repeat prescribing frequently occur.

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Factsheet 01/07/2014

Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) - Northern Ireland

Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) - Northern Ireland

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Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) has been a criminal offence in the UK since 1985 and the legislation was re-enacted in the Female Genital Mutilation Act 2003. Five official reports on the subject have been published since November 2013 and MPS has produced this guidance for members.

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