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02/08/2021

Limitations of membership

Limitations of membership

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We carefully consider each request for assistance, but there are some circumstances in which we are unlikely to help. View examples of where we are unlikely to provide assistance.

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02/08/2021

Vicarious liability / extended liability

Vicarious liability / extended liability

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Important information for members regarding claims arising from your vicarious liability / extended liability.

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03/04/2020

Counselling service for members

Counselling service for members

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Medical Protection offers a confidential 24/7 counselling service to any members experiencing work-related stress, or stress that they feel could impact their practice. Find out more here

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Articles and features 17/05/2022

Confronting fears of openness

Confronting fears of openness

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Talking to patients when something goes wrong is a skill that will constantly develop throughout your clinical career. Medical Protection outlines what to do when a patient safety incident occurs.

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Press release 17/05/2022

Doctors who graduated overseas face harsher sanctions when unrepresen...

Doctors who graduated overseas face harsher sanctions when unrepresented at medical tribunals

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Nearly two in five doctors (37%) who graduated overseas did not have legal representation when facing a Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service (MPTS) hearing, according to figures obtained by Medical Protection covering 2018-21.

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Articles and features 09/05/2022

Uncovering product liability pitfalls

Uncovering product liability pitfalls

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Introducing product liability into a clinical negligence claim can add extra intricacy to a case. Medical Protection discusses how this might affect the involved clinician.

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Articles and features 09/05/2022

Conducting private work in the NHS

Conducting private work in the NHS

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Medical Protection outlines how private practice works in conjunction with working in the NHS

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Press release 28/04/2022

Bold and swift steps needed to tackle clinical negligence system

Bold and swift steps needed to tackle clinical negligence system

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The Health and Social Care Committee has published a report (embargoed until 28 April) urging radical reforms to the negligence compensation system that costs NHS billions each year.

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Press release 27/04/2022

GMC Good Medical Practice overhaul welcomed

GMC Good Medical Practice overhaul welcomed

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The GMC has launched a consultation on the content of Good medical practice.

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Articles and features 14/04/2022

Trading structure

Trading structure

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When starting in private practice, how you are structured for tax purposes is an extremely important decision. Picking the most appropriate trading structure for your individual circumstances will ensure you are tax efficient and maximise the return on your hard efforts. This article looks at the more common trade structures adopted for private work.

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Articles and features 07/04/2022

Dealing with media enquiries about your patients

Dealing with media enquiries about your patients

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Not only is it important to be well equipped to deal with the challenges and pitfalls that might arise unexpectedly, but also to be prepared to speak to the press or deal with media enquiries following a patient’s treatment.

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Articles and features 16/03/2022

Great communication skills can lower risk of malpractice

Great communication skills can lower risk of malpractice

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Edward Leigh of The Center for Healthcare Communication argues that good communication with your patients has the potential to lower the chance of malpractice claims - even when mistakes are made.

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Articles and features 16/03/2022

Managing timetable conflicts

Managing timetable conflicts

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Some difficult scenarios can sometimes arise when a clinician works both in the NHS and in a private capacity. Dr Heidi Mounsey, Medicolegal Consultant at Medical Protection, looks at one potential scenario and offers some guidance.

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Articles and features 11/03/2022

Key considerations in the new firearms licensing guidance

Key considerations in the new firearms licensing guidance

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The new guidance for firearms licensing, including arrangements for medical checks for firearm certificates, came into effect in November last year in England and Wales, and on 31 January this year in Scotland. Ceylan Simsek, Case Manager, and Dr Karen Ellison, Medicolegal Consultant at Medical Protection, discuss the key considerations for GPs

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Articles and features 08/03/2022

Providing support to refugee healthcare workers

Providing support to refugee healthcare workers

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Medical Protection is proud to support the excellent work of a not-for-profit organisation in the north-west of England. Find out about REACHE North West and its work to help refugee and asylum-seeking healthcare professionals get ready for the NHS

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Press release 02/03/2022

MPS launches ambitious research initiative to improve patient safety...

MPS launches ambitious research initiative to improve patient safety and clinician wellbeing

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Medical Protection Society (MPS) has today launched the MPS Foundation; a new, global, not-for-profit research initiative to help shape the future of patient safety through the funding of ambitious research.

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Press release 18/01/2022

Additional GMC guidance welcomed

Additional GMC guidance welcomed

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The GMC has issued additional guidance to support case handlers in considering the specific Covid-19 circumstances when assessing a complaint against a doctor.

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