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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.
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Latest COVID-19 updates

Press release 12/02/2021

4 in 5 GPs fear reprisal over delayed referrals

4 in 5 GPs fear reprisal over delayed referrals

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Nearly 4 in 5 GPs in the UK (77%) are concerned about facing investigation if patients come to harm as a result of delayed referrals or non Covid-19 services being unavailable or limited, according to a survey by Medical Protection.

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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 25/02/2021

Surviving the pandemic - how can employers support doctors during COV...

Surviving the pandemic - how can employers support doctors during COVID-19?

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Dr Gabrielle Pendlebury looks at ways that organisations can support doctors' wellbeing, resilience and mental health throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, reflecting on measures that were put in place at the London Nightingale hospital.

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Articles and features 19/01/2021

COVID-19: a practical and ethical guide to the vaccination scheme

COVID-19: a practical and ethical guide to the vaccination scheme

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Ceylan Simsek, Case Management Assistant, and Dr Emma Davies, Medicolegal Consultant at Medical Protection, provide an overview of the COVID-19 vaccination scheme and the required indemnity arrangements

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Articles and features 19/11/2020

Shielding and travel-related quarantine

Shielding and travel-related quarantine

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With rules on quarantine and shielding subject to change at short notice, it is vital that employers keep up to date with latest guidance. But how is this interpreted in employment law? HR experts Croner Consulting take a closer look.

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Articles and features 19/11/2020

Managing employees who are reluctant to return to work

Managing employees who are reluctant to return to work

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Returning to work after the COVID-19 lockdown eases may cause understandable anxiety for many healthcare practitioners. HR experts Croner Consulting provide guidance on managing this difficult transition.

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Articles and features 19/11/2020

Remote consultations – what are the benefits and risks?

Remote consultations – what are the benefits and risks?

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Dr Emma Davies, Medicolegal Consultant at Medical Protection, provides advice on getting the full benefits from this new way of working.

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Articles and features 13/10/2020

Flu vaccines: managing clinics in the COVID-19 era

Flu vaccines: managing clinics in the COVID-19 era

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Brian Caldwell-White, Case Manager at Medical Protection, and Dr Emma Davies, Medicolegal Consultant at Medical Protection, look at the various considerations when controlling risk during this year’s flu vaccination programme

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Articles and features 08/10/2020

Locums in the time of COVID-19

Locums in the time of COVID-19

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Dr Sophie Haroon, Medicolegal Consultant at Medical Protection, looks at how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the work of locums

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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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