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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 booklet 04/07/2017

An essential guide to Consent

An essential guide to Consent

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Consent is a fundamental principle of medical law. The basic rule is simple: no-one has the right to touch anyone else without lawful excuse and if doctors do so it may well undermine patients’ trust.

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Publication content 09/10/2018

Ask the expert: Is a patient’s son entitled to access his mother’s co...

Ask the expert: Is a patient’s son entitled to access his mother’s confidential information?

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Is the patient’s son entitled to access his mother’s confidential information? Where a patient lacks capacity clinicians should consider what action is in the patient’s best interests.

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Safer management of test results

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Safer management of test results

This workshop has been developed to assist general practices to understand the potential for error in their own test result management process.

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Case report 21/09/2018

When is healthcare criminal?

When is healthcare criminal?

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The case of Dr Bawa-Garba and the resulting collision between the medical community and the criminal justice system, sent shockwaves around the world. Dr Richard Stacey, head of policy and technical at Medical Protection, analyses criminal cases handled by MPS in 2017 to gauge the likelihood of further charges of gross negligence manslaughter.

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Case report 12/09/2018

Injection errors

Injection errors

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A common cause of claims at Medical Protection is injection errors. While generally low in value, they frequently cause anxiety to patients and clinicians, and are easily avoided. Dr Dawn McGuire, Medical Claims Adviser at Medical Protection, looks at some typical cases.

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Advice 12/09/2018

Online prescription services: what if you disagree?

Online prescription services: what if you disagree?

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Online prescription services offer great convenience to patients, but they also come with risks. What do you do if one of your patients has been taking medication prescribed online that you do not think they require? Dr Marika Davies, senior medicolegal adviser at Medical Protection, explores this issue.

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29/08/2018

Artificial intelligence: who’s liable?

Artificial intelligence: who’s liable?

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Advancements in medical technology can bring huge benefits for patients and clinicians alike – but new approaches can also mean new risks. Dr Helen Hartley, Head of Underwriting Policy at Medical Protection, looks at where the liability lies for artificial intelligence.

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Infection Control in Primary Care - in-practice

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Infection Control in Primary Care - in-practice

This workshop will give you a clear understanding of the importance of infection control. It will provide you with the skills to manage and reduce infection in your practice and comply with national standards.

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New legislation / guidance 20/08/2018

Legal permission is no longer required to withdraw treatment in end o...

Legal permission is no longer required to withdraw treatment in end of life decisions

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Healthcare professionals do not need to seek Court approval when withdrawing treatment from patients in a permanent vegetative state, following a ruling by the Supreme Court.

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News 20/08/2018

Dr Bawa-Garba: the real impact of appeal win

Dr Bawa-Garba: the real impact of appeal win

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Last week saw the welcome news that Dr Bawa-Garba’s legal team had successful appealed against her erasure from the medical register. Dr Rob Hendry, medical director at Medical Protection, looks at what this decision means for doctors, the courts and the GMC

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