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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 08/10/2020

Public must be reassured that NHS is safe and open

Public must be reassured that NHS is safe and open

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Medical Protection urges the Government to strike a balance in its messaging to ensure the public know the NHS is safe and open to those who need medical attention for issues not related to Covid-19.

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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

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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Articles and features 17/06/2020

The Medicine: Transformation of General Practice [Video recording]

The Medicine: Transformation of General Practice [Video recording]

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How the delivery model of general practice changed dramatically and rapidly during the COVID-19 pandemic. How will this influence the future of general practice?

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Articles and features 16/06/2020

The Science: The Vaccine - How This Acts and When Available [Video re...

The Science: The Vaccine - How This Acts and When Available [Video recording]

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Understand the science of different approaches to vaccine development for SARS-COV-2 and the current position with respect to vaccine trials in the UK.

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Articles and features 16/06/2020

Lessons From COVID-19: Making Sense of the Pandemic [Video recording]

Lessons From COVID-19: Making Sense of the Pandemic [Video recording]

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Opening Address from Matthew Shaw Matthew Shaw, CEO of Great Ormond St Hospital Matthew Shaw provides an insight into how his idea for the Nightingale NHS Hospital in London became a reality.

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Articles and features 12/06/2020

What Might Healthcare Look Like Post COVID? [Video recording]

What Might Healthcare Look Like Post COVID? [Video recording]

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Video recording: Speaking at Risky Business 2020 speaker Don Berwick, President Emeritus at the IHI, former advisor to Barack Obama, provides an opportunity to hear some novel, insightful and encouraging views about the future from one of the world’s great thinkers in the field.

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Articles and features 12/06/2020

The Medicine: Has COVID changed the doctor-patient relationship forev...

The Medicine: Has COVID changed the doctor-patient relationship forever? [Video recording]

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Speaking at Risky Business 2020 Dr Pallavi Bradshaw highlights how disruption caused by COVID could affect medicolegal risk and what steps could be taken to reduce this. Increases awareness that there remain many unresolved legal and ethical issues which society must grapple with in the aftermath of the crisis.

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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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