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Articles and features 04/09/2019

Presumed consent for organ donation: what’s changing where?

Presumed consent for organ donation: what’s changing where?

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In a recent Medical Protection survey almost a third of doctors questioned were not comfortable discussing organ donation with a patient. With different laws across the UK and further changes imminent, this is maybe not surprising

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Articles and features 29/08/2019

Should I report that my patient is unfit to drive?

Should I report that my patient is unfit to drive?

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Medical Protection advice line often receives queries from doctors concerned about patients that are driving whilst under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Kate Cowan, advisory case manager, shares our advice.

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Articles and features 16/08/2019

Can your practice staff also be your patients?

Can your practice staff also be your patients?

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Situations where a doctor is both an employer and the treating clinician of a patient are problematic and should be avoided. Sarah Pickering, advisory case manager at Medical Protection, looks at a recent query from the advice line

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Articles and features 16/08/2019

Medical Protection successfully defends GP practice in fatal sepsis case

Medical Protection successfully defends GP practice in fatal sepsis case

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Medical Protection litigation solicitor Suzanne Tate looks at a claim involving a missed diagnosis of sepsis and the work of Medical Protection in successfully defending seven GP members

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Press release 06/08/2019

Nine out of ten trainee doctors said they do not have someone at work...

Nine out of ten trainee doctors said they do not have someone at work solely responsible for staff wellbeing

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A Medical Protection survey of doctors has highlighted concerns about staff wellbeing, with junior doctors feeling the least prioritised by their line managers/partners.

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Case report 01/08/2019

A retained swab

A retained swab

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Basic safety checks were overlooked in this incident, which saw a claim against a consultant gynaecologist.

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Case report 01/08/2019

A retained swab

A retained swab

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Basic safety checks were overlooked in this incident, which saw a claim against a consultant gynaecologist.

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Press release 31/07/2019

Primary care staff urged to review indemnity when it comes to travel...

Primary care staff urged to review indemnity when it comes to travel vaccinations

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From 1 August 2019, the Clinical Negligence Scheme for General Practice (CNSGP), which is administered by NHS Resolution, will not be providing indemnity for private or non-NHS travel vaccinations and immunisations that patients have to pay for.

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Articles and features 22/07/2019

Learning from Locums

Learning from Locums

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In this article, medicolegal consultant Dr Rachel Birch talks with Dr Richard Fieldhouse, Chairman of NASGP, about how the experiences of locum GPs have led NASGP to design systems to save practices and locum GPs time, provide information and improve patient care.

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Articles and features 22/07/2019

Easing the growing burden in General Practice

Easing the growing burden in General Practice

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Julie Price, head of risk management and education consultancy at Medical Protection, discusses how practices are adopting new ways of streamlining the workload to make service provision more manageable, whilst continuing to provide good quality care for patients.

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