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Advice 29/08/2018

Artificial intelligence: who’s liable?

Artificial intelligence: who’s liable?

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Advancements in medical technology can bring huge benefits for patients and clinicians alike – but new approaches can also mean new risks. Dr Helen Hartley, Head of Underwriting Policy at Medical Protection, looks at where the liability lies for artificial intelligence.

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Infection Control in Primary Care - in-practice

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Infection Control in Primary Care - in-practice

This workshop will give you a clear understanding of the importance of infection control. It will provide you with the skills to manage and reduce infection in your practice and comply with national standards.

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Prescription for Risk – A prescribing workshop for nurses

Prescription for Risk – A prescribing workshop for nurses

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This workshop has been developed to help nurses who are working in specialist roles to increase awareness of the potential for things to go wrong and to practice safely, particularly with regards to prescribing.

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Achieving Safer and Reliable Practice - Team

Achieving Safer and Reliable Practice - Team

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The Achieving Safer and Reliable Practice workshop provides you with the knowledge, insight and essential strategies to help you engage in reliability science. It provides you with the personal motivation and tools essential to consistently deliver reliable and safer clinical care by identifying the most critical areas of risk.

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Prescription for Risk – A prescribing workshop for nurses

Prescription for Risk – A prescribing workshop for nurses

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This workshop has been developed to help nurses who are working in specialist roles to increase awareness of the potential for things to go wrong and to practice safely, particularly with regards to prescribing.

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01/10/2015

Chapter 4: Professionalism - What to do when things go wrong

Chapter 4: Professionalism - What to do when things go wrong

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The overwhelming majority of patients receive safe and effective care. However, when things do go wrong, it can be catastrophic for all involved. Part of being professional is having the knowledge and awareness to deal with such situations effectively.

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Case report 15/05/2015

Cumulative errors

Cumulative errors

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Mrs G, 34, presented to the delivery suite at 12pm, 38 weeks into her first pregnancy. Her antenatal care had been uneventful apart from measuring slightly “large for dates”. She was found to have a longitudinal lie with a cephalic presentation, and was experiencing three contractions every ten minutes. The midwife examined her and found her to be 2cm dilated with a fully effaced cervix and “intact membranes”.

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Case report 01/05/2015

Pulled in all directions

Pulled in all directions

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Mrs J was a 32-year-old female patient with a long history of neck pain following a road traffic accident. The pain was localised to the left side of the neck and left shoulder, with only very occasional paraesthesia in her left hand.

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Making Your Practice Safe

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Making Your Practice Safe

This workshop will help you to gain a greater understanding of the patient safety culture that exists in your practice, allowing you to identify and target areas for improvement.

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Infection Control Risk Assessment for GP Practices

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Infection Control Risk Assessment for GP Practices

If you are concerned about the infection control processes in your practice, or would just like to highlight the importance of this discipline with your team why not contact us to discuss arranging an Infection Control Risk Assessment.

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Clinical Risk Assessments for Out of Hours Organisations

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Clinical Risk Assessments for Out of Hours Organisations

We have developed this risk assessment to allow you to check that your processes are safe and works with you to put improvement strategies in place where needed. The out of hours risk assessment covers both operational and organisational aspects of your out of hours service and is carried out with reference to current guidance.

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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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01/04/2014

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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Case report 14/05/2012

Suffer the little children

Suffer the little children

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M had always been a rather sickly child who missed a lot of school through minor illness. Her mother brought her to see the GP frequently with her asthma, eczema and possible food intolerances. Most of the entries in her medical records had remarks about her low weight, small size and generally unhealthy appearance. M’s mother would often request home visits and they were regular users of the surgery.

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