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Articles and features 02/08/2022

Breaching confidentiality: can doctors report a crime?

Breaching confidentiality: can doctors report a crime?

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Dr Emma Green, medicolegal consultant at Medical Protection, recalls a harrowing experience encountering a violent patient and considers the impact on confidentiality when reporting criminal behaviour or assault.

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GMC investigation triggered by the death of a patient

GMC investigation triggered by the death of a patient

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An NHS consultant physician is the subject of a criminal and GMC investigation following the death of a patient with multiple organ failure. By Dr Beth Walker, medicolegal consultant at Medical Protection.

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Articles and features 01/07/2022

Caring for colleagues during COVID-19 and beyond

Caring for colleagues during COVID-19 and beyond

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The implications of the COVID-19 pandemic have affected the lives of doctors around the world. Dr Stephen Priestley and Dr Sarah Coope, Senior Medical Educators for Medical Protection Risk Prevention, suggest ways to be proactive in optimising the physical and mental wellbeing of individual doctors and their colleagues.

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Articles and features 01/07/2022

What is burnout?

What is burnout?

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Dr Amrita Sen Mukherjee, wellbeing expert and portfolio GP, looks at the causes of burnout and the steps we can take to tackle it.

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Articles and features 04/06/2021

The COVID-19 team-wellbeing toolkit

The COVID-19 team-wellbeing toolkit

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The COVID-19 pandemic has had major implications for everyone’s mental health, and clinicians are no exception. Dr Rachel Morris shares some tips from her wellbeing toolkit that all the practice can use

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