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News and updates 17/01/2020

Brexit update

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Statemente from Medical Protection regarding our preparedness for Brexit.

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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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Articles and features 16/12/2019

Professional perspective: top tips when working with locum GPs

Professional perspective: top tips when working with locum GPs

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Most practices will engage locum GPs at some point. In this article, Dr Mahibur Rahman, a portfolio GP and the medical director of Emedica, looks at some top tips for practices to consider from the perspective of a locum GP.

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Articles and features 16/12/2019

HR practicalities to consider when using locums

HR practicalities to consider when using locums

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To ensure staffing needs are met, whether because of unexpected shortages or due to planned cover, the use of locums is commonplace in many general practices. Our employment law partner, Croner, looks at steps you can take to ensure a positive locum experience.

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Press release 15/11/2019

Existing Liabilities Scheme agreed for MPS general practice members i...

Existing Liabilities Scheme agreed for MPS general practice members in Wales

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Following extensive negotiations, Medical Protection Society (MPS) and the Welsh Government have reached an agreement that will ensure Medical Protection general practice members in Wales can turn to a state-backed scheme for help with clinical negligence claims no matter when in the future they become aware of a claim or how much that claim settles for.

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Press release 01/11/2019

72% of UK doctors facing ‘Superdoctor Syndrome’

72% of UK doctors facing ‘Superdoctor Syndrome’

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Nearly three quarters of doctors surveyed in the UK say they will always come into work, even when they are too unwell, fatigued or stressed to be productive according to a leading medical protection organisation.

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Press release 28/10/2019

Senior clinicians appointed to lead Medical Protection Society

Senior clinicians appointed to lead Medical Protection Society

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Two leading clinicians, Dr Suzy Lishman CBE and Dr David Roytowski, have joined MPS Council, bringing a wealth of knowledge and experience from across healthcare.

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Case report 11/10/2019

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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Articles and features 08/10/2019

Flu vaccinations for your practice staff

Flu vaccinations for your practice staff

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With flu vaccination season upon us, you may be considering providing vaccinations to your practice staff. Kate Cowan, advisory case manager at Medical Protection, looks at the key indemnity and regulatory issues to consider

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