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Articles and features 10/06/2020

Ask the expert – social media

Ask the expert – social media

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Dr Emma Davies, medicolegal consultant at Medical Protection, answers some questions around the professional and personal use of social media and the potential pitfalls faced by those working in healthcare

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Disclosures relating to transgender patients

Disclosures relating to transgender patients

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When approached by third party organisations with requests for information relating to a patient’s gender history, you might be uncertain about what to do and what should be considered prior to disclosure. Padma Reddy, case manager at Medical Protection, and Dr Heidi Mounsey, medicolegal consultant, have all the relevant guidance

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Articles and features 09/10/2018

Ask the expert: Is a patient’s son entitled to access his mother’s co...

Ask the expert: Is a patient’s son entitled to access his mother’s confidential information?

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Is the patient’s son entitled to access his mother’s confidential information? Where a patient lacks capacity clinicians should consider what action is in the patient’s best interests.

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Articles and features 09/10/2018

Ask the expert: Are we obliged to facilitate a request for CCTV foota...

Ask the expert: Are we obliged to facilitate a request for CCTV footage of the practice car park?

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Are we obliged to facilitate a request for CCTV footage of the practice car park? You need to consider the confidentiality of other patients. Dr Rachel Birch, medicolegal consultant, answers a member’s query.

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Articles and features 22/02/2018

From the advice line: documenting aggressive behaviour

From the advice line: documenting aggressive behaviour

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Dr Rachel Birch, medicolegal adviser at Medical Protection, shares a recent case on documenting a patient’s aggressive behaviour in his medical record.

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Articles and features 19/02/2018

Managing staff sickness

Managing staff sickness

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Dealing with staff absence can be a complex and time-consuming task for busy practices. Here employment law specialists Croner Consulting offer advice and guidance.

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Articles and features 09/01/2018

Can I disclose information to the police?

Can I disclose information to the police?

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Being approached by the police can pose a dilemma: as a clinician, you have your own professional obligations. Dr Marika Davies, senior medicolegal adviser at Medical Protection, provides some clarity

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Case report 13/12/2017

Multiple Jeopardy

Multiple Jeopardy

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A patient dies after amoxicillin reaction – we support GP through criminal investigation, inquest and GMC hearing.

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Articles and features 01/12/2017

Contracts of employment

Contracts of employment

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Expert advisers from Croner, the employment law and HR specialists, answer your questions on contracts of employment and issues you may encounter when working in new care models

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Articles and features 30/11/2017

Medications – A prescription for risk

Medications – A prescription for risk

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Medicines are the most common therapeutic intervention in the NHS, but they can also be a significant cause of unintended harm. We hear from NHS Improvement’s National Reporting and Learning System (NRLS) on these risks, and offer some tips on how to stay safe

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Articles and features 30/11/2017

QA with an MLA

QA with an MLA

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Editor-in-chief and medicolegal adviser (MLA) Dr Rachel Birch answers some recent queries from practices

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