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Update 21/09/2018

Medical indemnity guidance from the BMA

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Medical indemnity guidance from the BMA

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The BMA has recently updated their site with some medical indemnity guidance for GPs . Included in this guidance is their assertion that clinicians working in primary care will still need to retain their MDO membership.

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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 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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Blog post 20/11/2018

The role of receptionists: a legal commentary

The role of receptionists: a legal commentary

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A recent Supreme Court decision, Darnley v Croydon Health Services NHS Trust [2018] UKSC 50, has raised questions about the role of non-clinical staff in patient care. The judgment criticised the actions of a receptionist in an Accident and Emergency (A&E) department – Joseph McCaughley, litigation solicitor at Medical Protection, looks at the ramifications of the case

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Case report 16/11/2018

Video: Two years of Multiple Jeopardy

Video: Two years of Multiple Jeopardy

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A patient dies after amoxicillin reaction – we support GP through criminal investigation, inquest and GMC hearing.

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Case report 23/10/2018

Who else is in the room?

Who else is in the room?

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A patient undergoing a colonoscopy claims her modesty is disregarded during the procedure. What did Medical Protection do to tackle this allegation?

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