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Press release 17/09/2019

MPS “deeply concerned” at GMC’s continued right of appeal

MPS “deeply concerned” at GMC’s continued right of appeal

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In its response to the Professional Standards Authority’s (PSA) annual review of the regulator, MPS says more urgent action is needed, through a “simple and swift legislative measure”.

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Press release 06/08/2019

Nine out of ten trainee doctors said they do not have someone at work...

Nine out of ten trainee doctors said they do not have someone at work solely responsible for staff wellbeing

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A Medical Protection survey of doctors has highlighted concerns about staff wellbeing, with junior doctors feeling the least prioritised by their line managers/partners.

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Press release 31/07/2019

Primary care staff urged to review indemnity when it comes to travel...

Primary care staff urged to review indemnity when it comes to travel vaccinations

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From 1 August 2019, the Clinical Negligence Scheme for General Practice (CNSGP), which is administered by NHS Resolution, will not be providing indemnity for private or non-NHS travel vaccinations and immunisations that patients have to pay for.

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Press release 22/07/2019

Advice to doctors following a Brexit 'no deal'.

Advice to doctors following a Brexit 'no deal'.

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In preparation for Brexit, Medical Protection advises doctors on steps to take should the supply of treatments or devices be limited or delayed

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Press release 15/07/2019

MPS disappointed at small increase to the personal injury discount rate

MPS disappointed at small increase to the personal injury discount rate

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The Lord Chancellor has announced that he will lay a Statutory Instrument in Parliament to change the discount rate applicable to personal injury lump sum compensation payments, to minus 0.25%.

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Press release 06/06/2019

Dr Rob Hendry, Medical Director, responds to the Leslie Hamilton inde...

Dr Rob Hendry, Medical Director, responds to the Leslie Hamilton independent review

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Dr Rob Hendry, Medical Director, responds to the Leslie Hamilton independent review into how the law on gross negligence manslaughter and culpable homicide are applied to medical practice.

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News and updates 10/05/2019

Withdrawing treatment: the legal position

Withdrawing treatment: the legal position

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In 2018, the Supreme Court ruled that healthcare professionals across the UK no longer need to seek legal permission to withdraw treatment from patients in a permanent vegetative state

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Press release 24/04/2019

Government proposal regarding NHS Pension Scheme opposed

Government proposal regarding NHS Pension Scheme opposed

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Medical Protection opposes Government proposal that could deprive doctors of the NHS Pension Scheme prior to a criminal conviction .

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Press release 27/02/2019

MPS response to DHSC consultation on clinical negligence cover

MPS response to DHSC consultation on clinical negligence cover

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The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) is seeking views about indemnity cover for healthcare professionals who are not covered by any existing or proposed state-backed scheme, via an open consultation which closes on 28 February.

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Press release 05/12/2018

Medical Protection comments on the GMC report: State of Medical Educa...

Medical Protection comments on the GMC report: State of Medical Education and Practice in the UK 2018

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The General Medical Council (GMC) published their State of Medical Education and Practice in the UK 2018 report today. Read the response from Rob Hendry, Medical Director for Medical Protection.

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