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Factsheet 08/08/2018

Inquests - Northern Ireland

Inquests - Northern Ireland

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An inquest is a fact-finding exercise that is conducted by the Coroner and, in some cases, in front of a jury. The purpose of an inquest is to find out who the person was and, how, when and where they died. This factsheet gives further information about what happens at an inquest.

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08/08/2018

Inquests - Wales

Inquests - Wales

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An inquest is a fact-finding exercise that is conducted by the coroner and, in some cases, in front of a jury. The purpose of an inquest is to find out who died – when, where, how and in what circumstances. This factsheet gives further information about what happens at an inquest.

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Press release 17/01/2018

Medical Protection responds to the GMC’s ‘State of Medical Education...

Medical Protection responds to the GMC’s ‘State of Medical Education and Practice in the UK’ 2015 report

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Medical Protection welcomes the insights which can be drawn from the General Medical Council’s (GMC) ‘State of Medical Education and Practice in the UK’ 2015 report.1 The report highlighted that of 2,750 complaints that the GMC investigated in 2014, 1,428 closed without further action. This means that more than half of all complaints that the GMC investigated closed with no further action on the practitioner. It was also reported that the average GMC case length was 6.2 months.

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13/12/2017

Get involved: #Strikingabalance

Get involved: #Strikingabalance

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The cost of clinical negligence is rising at a worrying rate, and this risks becoming unsustainable for the NHS and society. MPS is leading a campaign to ensure a balance is struck between compensation that is reasonable, but also affordable.

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Conference 05/12/2017

RCGP 2017 Conference

RCGP 2017 Conference

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Join us at this year’s RCGP conference. Speak to our general practice team at the event, who will be on hand to discuss any medicolegal queries, questions about your membership, or issues confronting today’s doctors.

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Case report 14/11/2017

A limping child

A limping child

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Three-year-old Matthew was brought to the local A&E department by his mum, Mrs U. She told Dr M, the attending doctor, that Matthew had fallen from a chair three days ago and, although he seemed unharmed at the time, he was now refusing to walk.

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Case report 14/11/2017

The importance of living wills

The importance of living wills

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Patient B, a 70-year-old female, with a history of dementia, stroke and pneumonia, was admitted to the emergency room of a private hospital in a coma. She had advanced lung cancer and was well-known to the physician, Dr Y, who was called to see her.

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Case report 14/11/2017

HIV diagnosis

HIV diagnosis

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A female patient at a medical centre consulted GP Dr F and was subsequently sent for further treatment at another department within the building.

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Case report 14/11/2017

Claim confusion

Claim confusion

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A man made a claim against his GP for a missed diagnosis. An expert witness was instructed to provide advice on the case...

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Presumed consent for organ donation

Presumed consent for organ donation

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Dr James Thorpe, Editor-in-Chief of New Doctor, reports on the evolving legislation surrounding organ transplantation

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Hot topic: Include reflections in your ePortfolio

Hot topic: Include reflections in your ePortfolio

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Drawing upon a recently reported case, Medical Protection’s Senior Medicolegal Adviser Dr Pallavi Bradshaw emphasises why it is important to include reflections in your ePortfolio.

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Consent success

Consent success

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Top ten tips to assist foundation doctors when consenting a patient for a procedure

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Ask MPS: Probity

Ask MPS: Probity

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New Doctor Editor-in-Chief and Medicolegal Adviser Dr James Thorpe demonstrates why probity is paramount to the role of a foundation doctor.

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A difficult conversation

A difficult conversation

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When it comes to Do Not Attempt Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, Medical Protection’s Medicolegal Adviser Dr Nicky King reflects on a junior doctor’s position

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From ward to world

From ward to world

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Dr Robert Molloy reflects on his time working as a young doctor in Christchurch, New Zealand. When an earthquake struck, his year abroad took a very different turn

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