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News and updates 25/03/2020

A message from the MPS President and the Chair of MPS Council

A message from the MPS President and the Chair of MPS Council

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We are writing to you as colleagues and fellow MPS members to thank you for the work you are doing now and in the months ahead to tackle COVID-19, and also to tell you about the actions MPS is taking to support you during this time.

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News and updates 24/03/2020

Protecting members’ financial position

Protecting members’ financial position

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We are keen to support members with private practice who have seen a significant drop in their work and a dramatic fall in income. We are currently investigating ways to provide increased flexibility to make subscriptions more affordable for members during this challenging time. Once we have agreed the details, we will actively communicate and share our plans directly with members.

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Articles and features 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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News and updates 18/03/2020

Information for retired doctors

Information for retired doctors

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Information for non-practising or retired doctors in the UK who wish to return to work on the Covid-19 response

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Press release 18/03/2020

Automatic and free of charge support for retired doctors who join NHS...

Automatic and free of charge support for retired doctors who join NHS effort to tackle Covid-19

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The Government’s Coronavirus Bill published today sets out steps to increase the available healthcare workforce, including enabling the regulator to emergency register suitable people such as recently retired doctors.

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Press release 12/03/2020

Medical Protection welcomes guidance for doctors on COVID-19

Medical Protection welcomes guidance for doctors on COVID-19

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Medical Protection welcomes today’s letter by the General Medical Council (GMC), four health departments of the UK and the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges, addressed to doctors working to combat the spread of COVID-19.

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Press release 06/03/2020

Medical Protection celebrates first women in healthcare

Medical Protection celebrates first women in healthcare

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International Women’s Day – celebrated 8 March every year- aims to, among other causes, honour the achievements of women throughout history and across the globe. Medical Protection is proud to support women in healthcare and has today unveiled information about its first women members.

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Press release 03/03/2020

NICE advice for subarachnoid haemorrhage updated following input from...

NICE advice for subarachnoid haemorrhage updated following input from MPS

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The Medical Protection Society (MPS) has helped refine the NICE Clinical Knowledge Summaries (CKS) advice for headache and subarachnoid haemorrhage (SAH), to enable healthcare professionals to diagnose SAH earlier.

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Articles and features 06/02/2020

Digital First Primary Care – are you ready?

Digital First Primary Care – are you ready?

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Mounting pressures on NHS services have made digital solutions inevitable, and NHS England expects all primary care patients to have the right to online consultations by April 2020 – but with new technology comes new risks. Dr Heidi Mounsey, medicolegal consultant at Medical Protection, advises on best practice

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Press release 04/02/2020

MPS comments on Paterson Inquiry

MPS comments on Paterson Inquiry

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Dr Rob Hendry, Medical Director, comments on the Paterson Inquiry

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News and updates 04/02/2020

Brexit update

Brexit update

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Statemente from Medical Protection regarding our preparedness for Brexit.

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Webinar

Webinar – Interviews under caution

Date: 12/02/2020 18:30 -12/02/2020 19:30 (Read more for further details) Location: Online (Read more for further details)
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Webinar – Interviews under caution

This one-hour webinar will explore the process and factors involved when being interviewed under caution.

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Press release 19/12/2019

Doctor acquitted by the Court of Appeal

Doctor acquitted by the Court of Appeal

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Dr Rob Hendry, Medical Director of Medical Protection, shares his comments following a doctor being acquitted by the Court of Appeal.

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Press release 18/12/2019

Comments on the GMC annual workforce report

Comments on the GMC annual workforce report

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The GMC’s annual workforce report has found that high numbers of GPs are at risk of burnout, and 18% are considering leaving medicine entirely within the next year.

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Case report 16/12/2019

Supreme Court judgement following head injury - learning points for m...

Supreme Court judgement following head injury - learning points for medical professionals

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It is very unusual for a clinical negligence claim to reach the highest reaches of the court system. Rarer still are cases involving non-clinical staff such as receptionists. Dr James Lucas, medicolegal consultant, discusses such a case that was recently considered by the Supreme Court and extracts potential learning points for practices.1

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Articles and features 16/12/2019

Thinking differently about patient safety

Thinking differently about patient safety

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An obvious question to ask when people are unintentionally but avoidably harmed is: “why did things go wrong?” Professor Paul Bowie, Programme Director (Safety & Improvement) at NHS Education for Scotland, looks at how we can think differently about patient safety.

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Articles and features 16/12/2019

Never events in general practice

Never events in general practice

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The focus on patient safety in healthcare is at the forefront of ensuring the provision of high quality healthcare.1 Diane Baylis, clinical risk educator at Medical Protection, tells us more about the concept of ‘never events’ and how they can improve patient safety.

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