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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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News and updates 01/03/2018

Risk alert: nurse prescribing

Risk alert: nurse prescribing

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Prescribers are responsible for all prescriptions they sign, including repeat prescriptions. Here Julie Price, head of risk management and education consultancy at Medical Protection, identifies the risks associated with nurse prescribers.

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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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News and updates 26/01/2018

Dealing with a complaint

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Dealing with a complaint

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- when member benefits are much more than a ‘nice to have’. As a GP we know you’re facing constant pressure, with greater patient demands, increased regulatory control and the ever-looming risk of a complaint being made against you if something goes wrong. This is why we work hard to try and limit the stress that members face and support them wherever we can.

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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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Articles and features 08/11/2017

How manage a disruptive patient

How manage a disruptive patient

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Dealing with a disruptive patient can be one of the most challenging aspects of general practice. Senior Medicolegal Adviser Dr Richard Stacey provides advice on the best way to manage such a situation.

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Articles and features 08/11/2017

Protecting patient confidentiality

Protecting patient confidentiality

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Confidentiality is one of the most common risk factors in general practice. Kirsty Plowman looks at how a Medical Protection interactive risk management training session on confidentiality can help members lower their risk.

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