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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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Press release 28/04/2022

Bold and swift steps needed to tackle clinical negligence system

Bold and swift steps needed to tackle clinical negligence system

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The Health and Social Care Committee has published a report (embargoed until 28 April) urging radical reforms to the negligence compensation system that costs NHS billions each year.

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Press release 27/04/2022

GMC Good Medical Practice overhaul welcomed

GMC Good Medical Practice overhaul welcomed

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The GMC has launched a consultation on the content of Good medical practice.

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Press release 02/03/2022

MPS launches ambitious research initiative to improve patient safety...

MPS launches ambitious research initiative to improve patient safety and clinician wellbeing

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Medical Protection Society (MPS) has today launched the MPS Foundation; a new, global, not-for-profit research initiative to help shape the future of patient safety through the funding of ambitious research.

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Articles and features 21/09/2022

The Private Healthcare Information Network: What you need to know as...

The Private Healthcare Information Network: What you need to know as a private consultant

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Consultants have a legal duty to engage with PHIN, the Private Healthcare Information Network. Medical Protection outlines your key responsibilities, including its relationship with the Competition and Markets Authority.

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Articles and features 12/09/2022

A roundup and our top tips for building a successful private practice

A roundup and our top tips for building a successful private practice

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Starting private work may seem daunting but spending the time to plan and understand how to trade in this medical sector should ensure you build a successful practice. In the last of this series, we recap on the key points to consider and provide top tips for building your private practice.

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Articles and features 08/09/2022

Don’t you know who I am? Treating patients in the spotlight

Don’t you know who I am? Treating patients in the spotlight

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Doctors who treat high-profile patients face a unique set of challenges when it comes to ensuring they receive the best possible care. Dr Anthea Martin investigates these issues and offers advice on how doctors can protect themselves, as well as the patient.

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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

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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16/08/2022

Professional development courses overview

Professional development courses overview

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Reduce your risk with doctor-led professional development included in your membership. As an added bonus, many of our courses are accredited. These will count towards your CPD, so you can earn while you learn.

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Workshop 16/08/2022

Virtual workshops: Live, virtual training and discussions with like-m...

Virtual workshops: Live, virtual training and discussions with like-minded peers

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Our virtual workshops have been developed by experienced doctors and recognised experts in their field to enhance your essential communication skills. Available to members at no extra cost with 2 hours of CPD.

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