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Our offices remain closed until further notice, which means that we cannot receive any postal deliveries. Please send any membership enquiries or correspondence via our membership contact form and any case or claim related enquiries – quoting your reference – via our medicolegal contact form.

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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 03/12/2020

Medical Protection providing automatic and free of charge support for...

Medical Protection providing automatic and free of charge support for retired doctors who join NHS Covid-19 vaccine team

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Medical Protection providing automatic and free of charge support for retired doctors who join NHS Covid-19 vaccine team

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Press release 26/11/2020

Medical Protection response to DHSC consultation: Urgent action neede...

Medical Protection response to DHSC consultation: Urgent action needed to reform GMC

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Medical Protection welcomes the commitment by the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) to modernise the laws that underpin the work of the health and care professional regulators.

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Press release 18/11/2020

1 in 3 doctors have suffered verbal or physical abuse during Covid-19

1 in 3 doctors have suffered verbal or physical abuse during Covid-19

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Over a third (35%) of healthcare professionals say they have suffered verbal or physical abuse from patients, or patients’ relatives during Covid-19, according to a survey by Medical Protection.

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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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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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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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