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15/02/2024

HR topic: Combatting workforce shortages

HR topic: Combatting workforce shortages

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The healthcare sector in the UK, particularly general practitioner (GP) practices, is facing significant challenges amid continued workforce shortages and staff retention issues. GP partners will need to adapt their strategies in order to overcome the difficulties that arose, particularly since the COVID pandemic. Within this article, Croner will delve into the current landscape, explore the root causes of these challenges, and discuss potential strategies to address them.

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15/02/2024

Croner case studies

Croner case studies

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Croner have created some case studies based on real calls received from our members. All personal details have been removed to retain anonymity. If the following examples sound like a situation you are facing, do not hesitate to contact Croner for support on 0844 561 8133.

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IMG Articles and features 23/02/2023

What is the NHS Induction Programme?

What is the NHS Induction Programme?

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The National Induction programme has been designed to ensure that all international medical graduates (IMGs) recruited to the NHS are welcomed, valued, and supported as they transition to UK clinical practice.

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IMG Articles and features 12/08/2022

An introduction to the NHS for IMGs

An introduction to the NHS for IMGs

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The NHS stands for the National Health Service. It refers to the Government-funded medical and health care services that everyone living in the UK can use without being asked to pay the full cost of the service. In the following article, Dr Emma Green provides an overview of the structure that can appear complex and highlights some of the other organisations involved and acronyms you may come across.

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Articles and features 08/02/2024

The four principles of medical ethics

The four principles of medical ethics

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Medical Protection explores the unique interplay between justice, patient autonomy and the law, as well as outlining the essential four principles of ethics.

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Press release 15/12/2023

Karen Miller appointed as next Medical Protection Society CEO

Karen Miller appointed as next Medical Protection Society CEO

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Medical Protection Society (MPS) – the world’s leading medical defence organisation which protects and supports the professional interests of more than 300,000 healthcare professionals - has announced the appointment of Karen Miller as its next Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

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Press release 14/12/2023

Medical Protection: PA/AA legislation is blueprint for reform of othe...

Medical Protection: PA/AA legislation is blueprint for reform of other health professions, so we must get this right

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Dr Rob Hendry, Medical Director at Medical Protection, comments on the legislation set out to bring PAs and AAs into regulation.

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Learning from cases 17/11/2023

Learning from cases: Radiology

Learning from cases: Radiology

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This guide provides insight into radiology cases and claims, and looks at how clear communication in reporting is crucial. It covers common case types, reasons for claims, and risk management tips for radiologists.

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Case report 24/08/2023

A locum complaint

A locum complaint

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Dr Emma Green, Medicolegal Consultant at Medical Protection, looks at how we assisted locum Dr N with an NHS England investigation.

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Articles and features 24/08/2023

Paediatric mental health and primary care – a problem shared?

Paediatric mental health and primary care – a problem shared?

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Waiting times for paediatric mental health services are longer than ever. Dr Emma Davies, Medicolegal Consultant at Medical Protection, looks at the potential impact on primary care.

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Articles and features 24/08/2023

Criminality in consultations

Criminality in consultations

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Medical Protection provides assistance in about 30 cases a year in the UK where doctors are involved in allegations of criminal activity arising from their day-to-day work. Dr Emma Davies, Medicolegal Consultant at Medical Protection, looks at why these issues happen and what we can do to assist you.

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Articles and features 24/08/2023

Disclosures to the DVLA

Disclosures to the DVLA

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A common query received by Medical Protection is concern about the ability of a patient to drive safely and whether it would be appropriate to make a disclosure to the relevant authority. Dr Heidi Mounsey, Medicolegal Consultant at Medical Protection, looks at the guidance and an example case study.

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Articles and features 24/08/2023

Managing the menopause in primary care

Managing the menopause in primary care

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Recently, awareness of the effects of the menopause and its treatment options have been the subject of media attention. Dr Rachel Birch, Medicolegal Consultant and member of Medical Protection’s Menopause Network, discusses lessons that can be learned from analysis of our case files.

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Articles and features 24/08/2023

Managing stress in the workplace

Managing stress in the workplace

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General practice is under particular pressure from workplace stress and burned-out staff. Here we look at some ways to manage these situations and bring about improvements in wellbeing.

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Articles and features 24/08/2023

Treatment abroad – bariatric surgery and GP follow up care

Treatment abroad – bariatric surgery and GP follow up care

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Following the rise in popularity of medical tourism and long NHS waiting lists, patients are seeking more medical treatment abroad. Julie Baylis, Case Manager at Medical Protection, explores the recent trend of patients seeking bariatric surgery overseas and returning to the UK for follow up care.

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Articles and features 24/08/2023

Emails in primary care – pitfalls and positives

Emails in primary care – pitfalls and positives

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Patients often choose to email practices in the hope of receiving prompt answers to their medical queries. Dr Rachel Birch, Medicolegal Consultant at Medical Protection, offers some practical tips to help reduce risk and manage email contact safely.

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Articles and features 15/08/2023

Medicolegal matters in healthcare practice

Medicolegal matters in healthcare practice

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In late 2022 Medical Protection celebrated 15 years of its flagship Ethics For All conference in South Africa. During this year’s webinar for healthcare professionals, Dr Blesset Nkambule and Dr Zarina Sonday, Medicolegal Consultants at Medical Protection, took delegates through a series of frequently asked questions they come across while assisting Medical Protection members.

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Case report 15/08/2023

Claim defended over alleged misdiagnosis

Claim defended over alleged misdiagnosis

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When nephrologist Dr L faces a claim, we defend it all the way to a trial.

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Articles and features 15/08/2023

What’s the difference between claims-made and occurrence-based indemn...

What’s the difference between claims-made and occurrence-based indemnity?

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As a doctor or healthcare professional, your career deserves the best protection against claims of clinical negligence. There are two main types of professional indemnity and the differences can take time to understand. This article helps explain the difference between occurrence-based and claims-made protection.

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Case report 15/08/2023

Manslaughter investigation leads to inquest

Manslaughter investigation leads to inquest

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A member contacts Medical Protection to seek advice about disclosing a patient's records to the police when a manslaughter case is opened.

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Case report 15/08/2023

Infant death leads to complaint and claim

Infant death leads to complaint and claim

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An O&G consultant and paediatrician face investigation after a baby dies – how did we assist?

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Case report 15/08/2023

Claim defended over alleged misdiagnosis

Claim defended over alleged misdiagnosis

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When nephrologist Dr L faces a claim, we defend it all the way to a trial.

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