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Update 08/03/2018

Government GP indemnity survey

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Government GP indemnity survey

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The Government is surveying GP professionals in England to gain a clearer understanding of their needs ahead of the new state-backed scheme.

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Update 08/03/2018

GP state-backed indemnity - what we know so far

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GP state-backed indemnity - what we know so far

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UPDATE: Eight months after the UK Government announced its intention to provide state-backed indemnity for GPs in England, we look at what we know about the planned scheme.

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Update 26/01/2018

Dealing with a complaint

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Dealing with a complaint

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- when member benefits are much more than a ‘nice to have’. As a GP we know you’re facing constant pressure, with greater patient demands, increased regulatory control and the ever-looming risk of a complaint being made against you if something goes wrong. This is why we work hard to try and limit the stress that members face and support them wherever we can.

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Case study 14/12/2017

Anatomy of a complaint

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Anatomy of a complaint

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Back pain, paraplegia and a series of complaints – how Medical Protection helped at every step.

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Advice 04/07/2017

How does it work?

How does it work?

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All qualified GPs should be participating in annual appraisal. They will be collecting supporting information for each appraisal, and for revalidation this information will be submitted to responsible officers who will make their recommendations to the GMC.

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Advice booklet 04/07/2017

An essential guide to Consent

An essential guide to Consent

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Consent is a fundamental principle of medical law. The basic rule is simple: no-one has the right to touch anyone else without lawful excuse and if doctors do so it may well undermine patients’ trust.

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Advice 03/07/2017

What is revalidation?

What is revalidation?

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Revalidation is the process by which all doctors who wish to retain their licences must demonstrate to the GMC that they are up to date, fit to practise and complying with relevant professional standards.

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Workshop

Infection Control in Primary Care - in-practice

Location: This workshop is delivered in house. (Read more for further details)
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Infection Control in Primary Care - in-practice

This workshop will give you a clear understanding of the importance of infection control. It will provide you with the skills to manage and reduce infection in your practice and comply with national standards.

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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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Advice 06/08/2018

Is my patient fit to fly?

Is my patient fit to fly?

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Now that the peak holiday season is upon us, GPs may find themselves asked to declare patients “fit to fly”. Dr Rachel Birch, medicolegal adviser at Medical Protection, presents two case scenarios, illustrating what GPs can do to support patients while minimising potential risks.

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Webinar

GP medical records and GDPR - recording available

Date: 21/03/2018 16:00 -21/03/2018 17:00 (Read more for further details) Location: Online (Read more for further details)
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GP medical records and GDPR - recording available

Presented by medicolegal advisers Dr Rachel Birch and Dr Ewen Ross, this webinar will outline changes in legislation and the obligations that these will place on general practices as data controllers.

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17/01/2018

Solutions for providers working at scale

Solutions for providers working at scale

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Because complete protection is central to our ethos of supporting members throughout their career and helping them avoid unnecessary worry and disruption whenever possible, we place this at the heart of our bespoke indemnity solutions for GP provider organisations.

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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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