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Case report 08/06/2021

Continuity of care

Continuity of care

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Handover problems are at the centre of this claim against urological surgeons and a hospital. Find out how we assisted our members in the case.

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Articles and features 04/06/2021

Remote handovers with colleagues: reducing the risks

Remote handovers with colleagues: reducing the risks

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Dr Sarah Coope, Senior Medical Educator at Medical Protection, looks at the gaps in information, misunderstandings and assumptions that can increase the risk of errors, conflict and complaints

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Articles and features 19/04/2021

A spoonful of sugar…understanding medication errors

A spoonful of sugar…understanding medication errors

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As the GMC updates its prescribing guidance, Dr Sophie Haroon, Medicolegal Consultant at Medical Protection, looks at some common causes of claims and provides advice on avoiding the pitfalls

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Articles and features 19/11/2020

Remote consultations – what are the benefits and risks?

Remote consultations – what are the benefits and risks?

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Dr Emma Davies, Medicolegal Consultant at Medical Protection, provides advice on getting the full benefits from this new way of working.

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Articles and features 19/11/2020

Storing images in medical records

Storing images in medical records

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The receipt and storage of images of patients is currently a common source of queries from our members, largely due to the increased use of remote consultations during the COVID-19 pandemic. Ayisha Hooper, Case Manager at Medical Protection, reviews the relevant guidance.​

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Case report 13/11/2020

Alleged failure to investigate chest pain

Alleged failure to investigate chest pain

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A GP faces a clinical negligence claim on the grounds of failure to undertake cardiac-related investigations. This case report looks at how MPS successfully sought mediation as an alternative form of dispute resolution, avoiding formal court proceedings.

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Case report 13/11/2020

Partnership dispute leads to disciplinary investigation

Partnership dispute leads to disciplinary investigation

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A GP faces suspension after her partner reports her for deficient clinical performance following a dispute. This case report looks at how MPS provided long-term support to the member, enabling her to return to practice.

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Case report 13/11/2020

Delayed diagnosis of renal disease leads to claim

Delayed diagnosis of renal disease leads to claim

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Patient facing kidney transplant or lifelong dialysis makes a negligence claim against GPs and hospital following delayed referral to nephrology and failure to recognise her underlying renal condition. This case report looks at where clinicians went wrong, and explains how MPS managed to settle the case for a moderate sum that was substantially less than the original request.

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Articles and features 22/09/2020

COVID-19: when parents refuse to comply with guidance

COVID-19: when parents refuse to comply with guidance

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Medical Protection has received a number of calls from members asking how they should respond to parents of children with COVID-19 symptoms who are openly refusing to comply with government guidance on testing and self-isolation. Dr Clare Devlin, Medicolegal Consultant at Medical Protection, provides detailed advice

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Articles and features 16/09/2020

COVID-19: Delayed referrals and medicolegal disputes

COVID-19: Delayed referrals and medicolegal disputes

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Dr James Thorpe, Senior Medical Educator at Medical Protection, looks at why the UK Government should prioritise the clearing of referrals backlogs due to COVID-19

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Articles and features 01/07/2020

Is all well with the Wells score?

Is all well with the Wells score?

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Dr Philip White, Medicolegal Consultant at Medical Protection, looks at a common cause of claims – missed diagnosis of deep vein thrombosis (DVT).

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