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Press release 18/01/2022

Additional GMC guidance welcomed

Additional GMC guidance welcomed

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The GMC has issued additional guidance to support case handlers in considering the specific Covid-19 circumstances when assessing a complaint against a doctor.

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Press release 01/12/2021

MPS syndicate to open for trading

MPS syndicate to open for trading

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Asta, the leading third-party managing agent at Lloyd’s, announces that Medical Protection Society (MPS) has been granted final approval from the Council of Lloyd’s for the transition of its Special Purpose Arrangement (SPA) 1892 to a market-facing syndicate, which will commence underwriting on 1 January 2022.

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Press release 21/10/2021

Response to Good Medical Practice guidance for physician associates a...

Response to Good Medical Practice guidance for physician associates and anaesthesia associates

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Medical Protection comments on the General Medical Council (GMC)’s publication of the Good Medical Practice: interim standards for physician associates and anaesthesia associates

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Press release 30/09/2021

Scottish Government Covid-19 inquiry: Legal protection and reassuranc...

Scottish Government Covid-19 inquiry: Legal protection and reassurance for doctors must be addressed ahead of future pandemic

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Scottish Government Covid-19 inquiry: Legal protection and reassurance for doctors must be addressed ahead of future pandemic.

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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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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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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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