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Factsheet 08/09/2022

Professional boundaries

Professional boundaries

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The doctor−patient relationship is based on trust. The GMC’s Good Medical Practice section on professionalism says that good doctors are “honest and trustworthy, and act with integrity and within the law.”

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Factsheet 28/01/2022

Non-therapeutic circumcision - UK

Non-therapeutic circumcision - UK

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Non-therapeutic circumcision of male children is carried out for religious or ritual reasons and is generally not available on the NHS.1 There is also a significant issue related to the appropriateness of the facilities in which the operation is carried out and a lack of formal training and certification in circumcision.

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Articles and features 24/09/2020

Learning from cases: Gastroenterology

Learning from cases: Gastroenterology

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We’ve developed this collection of analysis, statistics and case studies from our extensive library to give you a view of the current claims landscape within gastroenterology.

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Casebook 18/05/2020

Followership: the forgotten part of leadership

Followership: the forgotten part of leadership

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It goes without saying that strong leadership is vital to ensuring the stability and success of healthcare systems. But the value of followers in challenging this leadership is just as great, say Mr Andrew Gibbons and Ms Danielle Bryant.

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Workshop

Building resilience and avoiding burnout

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Building resilience and avoiding burnout

The demand placed on modern clinicians means the possibility of burnout is growing significantly, impacting both the quality of care and potential increase in risk to patients. This workshop will help you recognise the signs of burnout and give you the knowledge and confidence to manage the symptoms to recover as well as prevent reoccurrence.

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Articles and features 20/09/2019

Learning from cases: specialty focus - Orthopaedic Surgery

Learning from cases: specialty focus - Orthopaedic Surgery

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Orthopaedic surgery is a specialty dealing with a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions. Frequently performed procedures include joint replacements, arthroscopies and spinal surgery. Serious complications following surgery are rare, but medicolegal cases may arise due to the life-changing impact they can have on mobility and function.

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Case report 18/07/2019

An early presentation

An early presentation

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Baby T was eight weeks old when his mother brought him to his GP’s morning surgery. His mother had become increasingly concerned about his general irritability and frequent crying episodes, which lasted up to two hours. These had become apparent over the past three days, not settling with breast feeding.

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Articles and features 04/06/2019

Learning from cases: specialty focus - General Surgery

Learning from cases: specialty focus - General Surgery

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Dr John Jolly, head of member risk education, Dr Heidi Mounsey, medical claims adviser, look at the reasons behind medicolegal cases reported to us at Medical Protection.

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Articles and features 08/02/2019

Learning from cases - Anaesthesia

Learning from cases - Anaesthesia

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Dr John Jolly, head of member risk education, and Dr Heidi Mounsey, medical claims adviser, look at the reasons behind medicolegal cases reported to us at Medical Protection.

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Factsheet 19/12/2018

Record-keeping

Record-keeping

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Good medical records – whether electronic or handwritten – are essential for the continuity of care of your patients. Adequate medical records enable you or somebody else to reconstruct the essential parts of each patient contact without reference to memory. They should therefore be comprehensive enough to allow a colleague to carry on where you left off.

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Factsheet 19/12/2018

NHS Complaints Procedure - Wales

NHS Complaints Procedure - Wales

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The regulations on NHS complaints in Wales are designed to make complaints handling open and accountable, fair and proportionate, and patient-focused. The emphasis is on resolving concerns in a timely fashion, openly and honestly, and a philosophy of “investigate once, investigate well”.

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Factsheet 07/12/2018

Chaperones

Chaperones

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The medical consultation is a challenge to both doctor and patient, whether in the community or in hospital. The need for more detailed discussions with patients, along with their increasing autonomy and right to make choices in relation to their clinical care and treatment, has affected the traditional role of the doctor-patient relationship. This has made maintaining appropriate professional boundaries in the doctor-patient consultation more challenging, however, the guidance from national and regulatory bodies is clear that it is always the health professional's responsibility to do so.

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Articles and features 31/10/2018

Expert advice for Gynaecologists

Expert advice for Gynaecologists

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Dr John Jolly, head of member risk education, and Dr Karen Ellison, medicolegal consultant, look at the reasons behind medicolegal cases reported to us at Medical Protection.

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Case report 23/10/2018

Who else is in the room?

Who else is in the room?

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A patient undergoing a colonoscopy claims her modesty is disregarded during the procedure. What did Medical Protection do to tackle this allegation?

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