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Press release 18/07/2022

Medical expert reports must consider systems issues to help stop doct...

Medical expert reports must consider systems issues to help stop doctors being scapegoats for wider failings

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It should be mandatory for medical expert reports to consider the role systems issues may have played in an adverse patient outcome, according to the Medical Protection Society (MPS).

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Articles and features 17/07/2022

Medical Protection launching a new campaign on expert witnesses

Medical Protection launching a new campaign on expert witnesses

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Medical Protection launches a campaign to widen the pool of available experts by encouraging more doctors to take up expert work, while also ensuring a more cohesive and centralised approach to the training and identifying of appropriate experts.

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Articles and features 17/07/2022

Medical Protection launching a new campaign on expert witnesses

Medical Protection launching a new campaign on expert witnesses

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Medical Protection launches a campaign to widen the pool of available experts by encouraging more doctors to take up expert work, while also ensuring a more cohesive and centralised approach to the training and identifying of appropriate experts.

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Case report 14/07/2022

GMC investigation triggered by the death of a patient

GMC investigation triggered by the death of a patient

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An NHS consultant physician is the subject of a criminal and GMC investigation following the death of a patient with multiple organ failure. By Dr Beth Walker, medicolegal consultant at Medical Protection.

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Articles and features 01/07/2022

One size fits all? Conversations with patients on bariatrics

One size fits all? Conversations with patients on bariatrics

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Conversations around a patient’s weight can be challenging if not handled correctly. Sinead Lay, Case Manager at Medical Protection, offers some advice and looks at why the issue is likely to become more commonplace in future.

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Articles and features 01/07/2022

What is burnout?

What is burnout?

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Dr Amrita Sen Mukherjee, wellbeing expert and portfolio GP, looks at the causes of burnout and the steps we can take to tackle it.

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Articles and features 01/07/2022

Reinventing record keeping with GPConsult

Reinventing record keeping with GPConsult

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We all know the importance of keeping good records, and now GPConsult.co.uk makes it easier than ever for doctors to make clear, timely patient notes. GP Dr Rima Aboud talks about her experience with record keeping and how this new resource can help.

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Articles and features 23/06/2022

Monkeypox update: informing local authorities of infectious diseases

Monkeypox update: informing local authorities of infectious diseases

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Ceylan Simsek, Medical Case Manager, and Dr Karen Ellison, Medicolegal Consultant, both of Medical Protection, look at the legislation behind your statutory duty to notify.

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Case report 20/06/2022

Criminal case dismissed thanks to Medical Protection discretion

Criminal case dismissed thanks to Medical Protection discretion

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A criminal investigation has been dismissed against a Medical Protection member, in a recent case that also underlined the value of our discretionary indemnity.

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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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