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Articles and features 06/02/2020

Digital First Primary Care – are you ready?

Digital First Primary Care – are you ready?

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Mounting pressures on NHS services have made digital solutions inevitable, and NHS England expects all primary care patients to have the right to online consultations by April 2020 – but with new technology comes new risks. Dr Heidi Mounsey, medicolegal consultant at Medical Protection, advises on best practice

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Webinar – Interviews under caution

Date: 12/02/2020 18:30 -12/02/2020 19:30 (Read more for further details) Location: Online (Read more for further details)
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Webinar – Interviews under caution

This one-hour webinar will explore the process and factors involved when being interviewed under caution.

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Articles and features 03/12/2019

What happens if I refuse to attend an inquest?

What happens if I refuse to attend an inquest?

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Doctors are under an obligation to co-operate with any coronial investigation, including attendance at an inquest if called to give evidence. Rachel Parker, case manager at Medical Protection, looks at the consequences of failing to attend an inquest

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Case report 11/10/2019

A retained swab

A retained swab

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Basic safety checks were overlooked in this incident, which saw a claim against a consultant gynaecologist.

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Articles and features 08/10/2019

Flu vaccinations for your practice staff

Flu vaccinations for your practice staff

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With flu vaccination season upon us, you may be considering providing vaccinations to your practice staff. Kate Cowan, advisory case manager at Medical Protection, looks at the key indemnity and regulatory issues to consider

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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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Case report 17/09/2019

A problematic knee replacement

A problematic knee replacement

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A case study looking at post-surgery complications. It is important to acknowledge patient dissatisfaction and agree a plan for ongoing care.

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Articles and features 04/09/2019

Presumed consent for organ donation: what’s changing where?

Presumed consent for organ donation: what’s changing where?

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In a recent Medical Protection survey almost a third of doctors questioned were not comfortable discussing organ donation with a patient. With different laws across the UK and further changes imminent, this is maybe not surprising

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Articles and features 29/08/2019

Should I report that my patient is unfit to drive?

Should I report that my patient is unfit to drive?

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Medical Protection advice line often receives queries from doctors concerned about patients that are driving whilst under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Kate Cowan, advisory case manager, shares our advice.

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