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Coronavirus information for members

With the on-going coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, we know that this is a worrying time for everyone, but particularly for those healthcare practitioners who are providing frontline services and advice to patients. We understand your concerns and are here to offer support and advice if you need it. We have also provided some FAQs here.

We would urge all healthcare practitioners in the UK to be aware of and follow advice from the Government website and from NHS England, particularly those healthcare providers who may have responsibility for assessing possible cases of COVID-19. The GMC have also released guidance regarding how they will regulate during the crisis. 

We appreciate that practitioners may have to change how they consult with their patients during the coronavirus crisis – which could mean holding remote consultations. Please be reassured that should you need to do a remote consultation with a patient whom you would ordinarily see face-to-face, your membership with Medical Protection will enable you to request assistance for matters that could arise from such consultations during this time. We have more information regarding remote consultations (telemedicine) here and a webinar recording on the topic here.

Please find more of the latest coronavirus updates and guidance below.

COVID-19 FAQ

Our main FAQ are globally relevant with any small location and country specific information clearly marked in the answers. For ease of use we have grouped these into two groups:

  • Membership and indemnity support
  • Medicolegal and clinical guidance
Our United Kingdom specific FAQ pertain to areas of practise specific to local legislation, circumstances and regulatory bodies. 
If you have specific enquiries relating to the country or location in which you practise that are not covered here, please consult your local government and regulatory body for guidance.

Latest COVID-19 updates

Press release 16/09/2020

Medical Protection comments on GMC advice regarding Covid-19 complaints

Medical Protection comments on GMC advice regarding Covid-19 complaints

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The GMC has issued guidance to its staff setting out how to take the Covid-19 context into account when considering complaints against doctors. Dr Rob Hendry, Medical Director, comments.

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Press release 07/08/2020

Government faces call to make face masks mandatory in healthcare sett...

Government faces call to make face masks mandatory in healthcare settings, as laws extend to cinemas and churches

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Medical Protection are calling on the UK Government to make face masks mandatory in healthcare settings, as laws extends to cinemas and churches

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Latest COVID-19 guidance and resources

19/03/2020

Coronavirus questions and answers

Coronavirus questions and answers

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These coronavirus Q&As are reflective of the advice we are sharing with members around the world.

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Articles and features 22/09/2020

COVID-19: when parents refuse to comply with guidance

COVID-19: when parents refuse to comply with guidance

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Medical Protection has received a number of calls from members asking how they should respond to parents of children with COVID-19 symptoms who are openly refusing to comply with government guidance on testing and self-isolation. Dr Clare Devlin, Medicolegal Consultant at Medical Protection, provides detailed advice

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Articles and features 16/09/2020

COVID-19: Delayed referrals and medicolegal disputes

COVID-19: Delayed referrals and medicolegal disputes

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Dr James Thorpe, Senior Medical Educator at Medical Protection, looks at why the UK Government should prioritise the clearing of referrals backlogs due to COVID-19

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Articles and features 09/07/2020

Can I provide antibody tests for my practice staff?

Can I provide antibody tests for my practice staff?

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Kate Cowan, case manager at Medical Protection, looks at some recent queries from GP practices on whether they can provide COVID-19 antibody tests to practice staff

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Articles and features 17/06/2020

The People: Diversity and Risk [Video recording]

The People: Diversity and Risk [Video recording]

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COVID-19 and its disproportionate impact on people from black and ethnic minority communities, looking at factors at play and actions to be taken to ensure that people are well protected in the future.

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Articles and features 17/06/2020

The Technology: Formula 1 to Ventilators [Video recording]

The Technology: Formula 1 to Ventilators [Video recording]

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Fascinating insight to innovation during a crisis and what an industry was able to achieve in such a short space of time for the potential benefit of society.

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Articles and features 17/06/2020

The Technology: Cybersecurity [Video recording]

The Technology: Cybersecurity [Video recording]

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Advice on cybersecurity and what steps healthcare organisations are taking to stay safe. Understand why healthcare is a particular target for hackers at this time.

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ECare app from ICAS

New for Medical Protection members, the ECare app is a personalised online wellness service that offers members fun and interactive ways to monitor, measure and promote balanced healthy living.

Learn about yourself with health checks and wellbeing assessments and contact an expert for personalised advice. Keep up to date with the latest health news and handy tips and browse an on-the-go medical encyclopaedia.

Wellbeing Phone App

Search for ‘Ecare mobile’ in the Apple App Store or Google Play Store, and use code MP001 to get started.

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