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Welcome to Case in Point, a digital journal of medicolegal news, thought-provoking features and case reports written specifically for consultants in private practice.

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Articles and features 11/08/2022

High profile patients

High profile patients

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Treating high-profile patients can often present a unique set of medicolegal challenges and it is important that doctors protect themselves, as well as the patient. Dr Emma Green, Medicolegal Consultant at Medical Protection, discusses the common issues and sets out some advice

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Reducing the risks that come with remote handovers

Reducing the risks that come with remote handovers

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Communication between clinicians during a patient handover is a known point of medicolegal risk. Dr Sarah Coope, Senior Medical Educator at Medical Protection, looks at how gaps in information, misunderstandings and assumptions can increase the risk of errors, conflict and complaints.

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Managing timetable conflicts

Managing timetable conflicts

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When carrying out NHS and private practice work, it’s important to ensure that the needs of both your private patients and your NHS patients are met. Dr Heidi Mounsey, Medicolegal Consultant at Medical Protection, looks at one potential scenario and offers some guidance.

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