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Press release 22/07/2019

Advice to doctors following a Brexit 'no deal'.

Advice to doctors following a Brexit 'no deal'.

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In preparation for Brexit, Medical Protection advises doctors on steps to take should the supply of treatments or devices be limited or delayed

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Case report 18/07/2019

An early presentation

An early presentation

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Baby T was eight weeks old when his mother brought him to his GP’s morning surgery. His mother had become increasingly concerned about his general irritability and frequent crying episodes, which lasted up to two hours. These had become apparent over the past three days, not settling with breast feeding.

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Case report 18/07/2019

Back again with cauda equina syndrome

Back again with cauda equina syndrome

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When Mrs C, a keen golfer in her early forties, began to experience constant pain in her lower back, she consulted a GP at her local surgery. Dr P took a history of slow onset of pain with restricted mobility. He did not examine her, but prescribed an NSAID and advised Mrs C to return in two weeks if there was no improvement.

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Press release 15/07/2019

MPS disappointed at small increase to the personal injury discount rate

MPS disappointed at small increase to the personal injury discount rate

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The Lord Chancellor has announced that he will lay a Statutory Instrument in Parliament to change the discount rate applicable to personal injury lump sum compensation payments, to minus 0.25%.

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Articles and features 09/07/2019

Non-compliant patient sues doctor: whose fault is it?

Non-compliant patient sues doctor: whose fault is it?

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Whilst doctors have a duty of care for their patients, and their primary concern should be their wellbeing, how do we establish patient responsibility for their own wellbeing? Dr Dawn McGuire, Medical Claims Adviser, looks into contributory negligence and whether we can define patient responsibility.

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Case report 01/07/2019

An uncollected prescription

An uncollected prescription

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An elderly patient dies after his prescription goes uncollected. Who is at fault – the GP or the patient’s care home? Medical Protection assisted a member at the resulting inquest.

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Case report 01/07/2019

Too close to home

Too close to home

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This psychiatric claim underlines the perils of treating those close to you.

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Case report 20/06/2019

Delayed diagnosis of lung cancer

Delayed diagnosis of lung cancer

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Mr U has a hernia repair and is later diagnosed with lung cancer. He makes a claim against two surgeons involved, alleging it should have been identified sooner.

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Articles and features 18/06/2019

Testamentary capacity – understanding the part you play

Testamentary capacity – understanding the part you play

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Navigating the legal background and providing practical advice for doctors, Ricky Kimachia, advisory case manager at Medical Protection, considers recent queries from members regarding testamentary capacity.

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Articles and features 17/06/2019

The Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch (HSIB): what you need to know

The Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch (HSIB): what you need to know

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When investigating patient safety incidents, it is vital that this is done in an open and honest manner, without apportionment of blame. The Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch (HSIB) has operated since 2017 but what should you do if you become part of an investigation? Sarah Pickering, advisory case manager at Medical Protection, finds out

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Webinar

Webinar - Review of the GMCs position of the charges of gross neglig...

Date: 18/06/2019 19:30 -18/06/2019 20:30 (Read more for further details) Location: Online (Read more for further details)
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Webinar - Review of the GMCs position of the charges of gross negligence manslaughter and culpable homicide

Join Medical Director Dr Rob Hendry and Dr Pallavi Bradshaw they take you through the position of the regulator and recent case law. They will also present the learnings and highlight action points for practicing clinicians.

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Press release 06/06/2019

Dr Rob Hendry, Medical Director, responds to the Leslie Hamilton inde...

Dr Rob Hendry, Medical Director, responds to the Leslie Hamilton independent review

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Dr Rob Hendry, Medical Director, responds to the Leslie Hamilton independent review into how the law on gross negligence manslaughter and culpable homicide are applied to medical practice.

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Webinar - Learning from cases in anaesthetics

Date: 25/06/2019 19:30 -25/06/2019 20:30 (Read more for further details) Location: Online (Read more for further details)
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Webinar - Learning from cases in anaesthetics

Join us in our live webinar as we explore the findings from the analysis of Anaesthetic Medical Protection members, where we scrutinise claims, pre-claims, complaints and General Medical Council investigations. We also explore local disciplinary procedures and inquests.

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Articles and features 04/06/2019

Learning from cases: specialty focus - General Surgery

Learning from cases: specialty focus - General Surgery

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Dr John Jolly, head of member risk education, Dr Heidi Mounsey, medical claims adviser, look at the reasons behind medicolegal cases reported to us at Medical Protection.

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