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Articles and features 30/09/2022

Abortion Act amendments – what they mean for you

Abortion Act amendments – what they mean for you

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Dr Caroline Osborne-White and Dr Corina Lee, Medicolegal Consultants at Medical Protection, look at some recent changes to abortion law and what they mean for the professional expectations of clinicians

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Articles and features 21/09/2022

Meeting Competition and Markets Authority requirements: What you need...

Meeting Competition and Markets Authority requirements: What you need to know as a private consultant

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Consultants who undertake private practice have a legal duty to comply with competition legislation and that includes engaging with PHIN, the Private Healthcare Information Network. Medical Protection outlines your key responsibilities when doing so, including how PHIN can help.

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Factsheet 08/09/2022

Professional boundaries

Professional boundaries

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The doctor−patient relationship is based on trust. The GMC’s Good Medical Practice section on professionalism says that good doctors are “honest and trustworthy, and act with integrity and within the law.”

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Articles and features 11/08/2022

Managing timetable conflicts

Managing timetable conflicts

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When carrying out NHS and private practice work, it’s important to ensure that the needs of both your private patients and your NHS patients are met. Dr Heidi Mounsey, Medicolegal Consultant at Medical Protection, looks at one potential scenario and offers some guidance.

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Articles and features 02/08/2022

What does 'safe space' mean for safety investigations in the NHS?

What does 'safe space' mean for safety investigations in the NHS?

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Dr Sean Weaver, Deputy Medical Director, and Cassandra Cameron, Head of Policy and Strategy, from the Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch, look towards the 2023 introduction of ‘safe space’ in England – and what this means for patient safety

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Articles and features 02/08/2022

Breaching confidentiality: can doctors report a crime?

Breaching confidentiality: can doctors report a crime?

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Dr Emma Green, medicolegal consultant at Medical Protection, recalls a harrowing experience encountering a violent patient and considers the impact on confidentiality when reporting criminal behaviour or assault.

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