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19/12/2017

Julie Price, Head of Risk Management and Education Consultancy at Med...

Julie Price, Head of Risk Management and Education Consultancy at Medical Protection

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With over 20 years’ in Risk Management, Julie Price designs and delivers clinical risk management programmes in the UK and beyond. Click here for more.

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19/12/2017

Will new care models make GP practices more resilient?

Will new care models make GP practices more resilient?

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In this article healthcare experts explain how working at scale and setting realistic budgets can help GP groups secure a competitive advantage. Click here to read more.

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19/12/2017

Recruitment into new care models is much easier than individuals recr...

Recruitment into new care models is much easier than individuals recruiting alone

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This article explores how GP practices can create an inclusive culture to recruit GPs and attract new staff while working at scale. Click here to read more.

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Case report 13/12/2017

Anatomy of a claim

Anatomy of a claim

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Back pain, paraplegia and a series of complaints – how Medical Protection helped at every step.

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11/10/2017

Successful organisations say the key to developing new models of care...

Successful organisations say the key to developing new models of care is a radical but realistic rethink. It’s not easy though.

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In this article, GPs and healthcare industry experts share insights on how to drive change through new models of care. Click here to read more.

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Mastering difficult interactions with patients

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Mastering difficult interactions with patients

This workshop helps you identify and utilise a range of different skills in difficult clinical interactions with patients. These skills can help you and your patients reach a more favourable outcome and still preserve the integrity of the important doctor-patient relationship.

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Achieving safer and reliable practice

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Achieving safer and reliable practice

This workshop will give you a firm grounding in ways to improve reliability, which can result in reduced risk for yourself and your patients. With patient expectations increasing, this is a great opportunity to embrace quality of care improvements. The workshop also discusses the complex relationship between innovation and reliability, as well as the role played by human error.

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20/09/2017

An essential guide to consent - Voluntariness

An essential guide to consent - Voluntariness

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Patients overtly coerced into undergoing treatment they do not want can rightly claim that their “consent” was not given freely and is therefore not valid. Cases of overt coercion are rare, but there are circumstances in which patients may feel that they have been covertly pushed into accepting treatment they would prefer not to have had. For example, in some circumstances patients may find it very difficult to say “No” to the proposed treatment, or to challenge the doctor’s assumption that they would have no objections to going ahead.

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20/09/2017

An essential guide to Consent - Capacity

An essential guide to Consent - Capacity

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Each assessment of an individual’s capacity should relate to a specific decision – a patient may, for example, be incapable of understanding the complex implications of a major procedure but still be able to comprehend the risks and benefits of a simple intervention. While the general principles are the same across the UK, the actual test for capacity is slightly different, depending on the jurisdiction.

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15/09/2017

Prescription for Risk – A prescribing workshop for nurses

Prescription for Risk – A prescribing workshop for nurses

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This workshop has been developed to help nurses who are working in specialist roles to increase awareness of the potential for things to go wrong and to practice safely, particularly with regards to prescribing.

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Mastering your risk

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Mastering your risk

This workshop gives you a thorough grounding in the issues surrounding managing risk through communication. It introduces proven preventative skills and techniques you can implement immediately to reduce your exposure to litigation and complaints, improving patient safety.

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Medical records for secondary care clinicians

Medical records for secondary care clinicians

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This workshop highlights the importance of well-organised medical records, to aid continuity of care and ensure good medical practice. Through a range of presentations, discussions, case scenarios and practical exercises, it highlights the importance of accurate and up-to-date medical records for both patient care and professional defence.

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Casebook 30/08/2017

Opinion: Failure to test for HIV infection: A medicolegal question?

Opinion: Failure to test for HIV infection: A medicolegal question?

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Dr Michael Rayment and Dr Ann Sullivan, Department of Sexual Health and HIV Medicine, Chelsea and Westminster NHS Foundation Trust (on behalf of the British Association for Sexual Health and HIV, and the British HIV Association).

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Articles and features 29/08/2017

Rising nurse claims

Rising nurse claims

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MPS has seen a steady rise in the number of claims involving practice nurses, with ‘delay in diagnosis’ being the most common type of claim. Kate Taylor, Clinical Risk Manager, MPS Educational Services, reveals more

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Casebook 29/08/2017

The worst of times

The worst of times

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Unemployment reduces wellbeing. Recession raises the demands on healthcare systems and makes it harder to pay for them. Doctors worldwide are having to adapt and change to cope with these additional pressures, says Sarah Whitehouse

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