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Press release 25/07/2022

Move to finally strip GMC of power to appeal tribunal decisions in 20...

Move to finally strip GMC of power to appeal tribunal decisions in 2023 welcomed

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Medical Protection has welcomed commitment from DHSC to progress legislation that will finally strip the GMC of its power to appeal fitness to practise decisions in 2023.

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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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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 11/08/2022

High profile patients

High profile patients

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Treating high-profile patients can often present a unique set of medicolegal challenges and it is important that doctors protect themselves, as well as the patient. Dr Emma Green, Medicolegal Consultant at Medical Protection, discusses the common issues and sets out some advice

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Case report 11/08/2022

Sympathectomy claim centered around consent

Sympathectomy claim centered around consent

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Thirty-year-old Mr P had suffered from facial and palmar hyperhidrosis and blushing since he was fourteen. Over the years, he had tried various over-the-counter remedies and a period of psychotherapy with no success. Although he had learned to live with his condition to some extent, he found it socially inhibiting and believed that it was preventing him from progressing in his career as an accountant.

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Articles and features 11/08/2022

Reducing the risks that come with remote handovers

Reducing the risks that come with remote handovers

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Communication between clinicians during a patient handover is a known point of medicolegal risk. Dr Sarah Coope, Senior Medical Educator at Medical Protection, looks at how gaps in information, misunderstandings and assumptions can increase the risk of errors, conflict and complaints.

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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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Case report 11/08/2022

Corneal graft surgery leads to claim

Corneal graft surgery leads to claim

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Mr M, a 45-year-old lawyer with a substantial income, consulted Dr L, an ophthalmologist, for the management of deteriorating keratoconus. He had become intolerant of contact lenses and was experiencing visual difficulties. His right eye had a corneal scar secondary to severe keratoconus, and he had keratoconus forme fruste in his left eye. Visual acuity was 6/20 in the right eye and 6/12 in the left eye.

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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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Webinar 20/04/2020

COVID-19 webinars and webinar recordings

COVID-19 webinars and webinar recordings

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During the COVID-19 outbreak Medical Protection is hosting a series of COVID-19 webinars for members around the world. Find upcoming webinars as well as view all available webinar recordings.

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Webinar 06/04/2020

Webinar recording: Remote Consulting during the COVID-19 outbreak

Webinar recording: Remote Consulting during the COVID-19 outbreak

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In this session Dr Rob Hendry and Dr Pallavi Bradshaw discuss medicolegal aspects for doctors who are being asked to consult with patients remotely in light of the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Workshop

Building resilience and avoiding burnout

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Building resilience and avoiding burnout

The demand placed on modern clinicians means the possibility of burnout is growing significantly, impacting both the quality of care and potential increase in risk to patients. This workshop will help you recognise the signs of burnout and give you the knowledge and confidence to manage the symptoms to recover as well as prevent reoccurrence.

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Masterclasses

Risk management masterclass for obstetricians and gynaecologists

Date: 23/11/2019 9:00 -23/11/2019 17:00 (Read more for further details) Location: London (Read more for further details)
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Risk management masterclass for obstetricians and gynaecologists

Take decisive action to reduce to challenges to your practice, with our one-day Risk Management Masterclass.

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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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