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Articles and features 30/06/2017

Support With CQC: Introduction

Support With CQC: Introduction

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The CQC is the regulator for health and social care in England. It monitors, inspects and regulates general practices to make sure they meet fundamental standards of quality and safety.

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Articles and features 20/12/2018

12 record keeping tips

12 record keeping tips

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We have made a list of the things to remember when it comes to making and retaining good patient records.

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Factsheet 19/12/2018

Record-keeping

Record-keeping

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Good medical records – whether electronic or handwritten – are essential for the continuity of care of your patients. Adequate medical records enable you or somebody else to reconstruct the essential parts of each patient contact without reference to memory. They should therefore be comprehensive enough to allow a colleague to carry on where you left off.

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Case report 27/11/2018

Video: Chain reaction

Video: Chain reaction

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This video provides some valuable lessons in diagnosis, documentation and the information that needs to be communicated to patients.

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Case report 24/10/2018

Missed bowel perforation leads to complications and a large settlement

Missed bowel perforation leads to complications and a large settlement

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A woman is seen by a consultant gynaecologist, scheduled to have a diagnostic laparoscopy and her copper IUD removed. After the laparoscopy the woman is in pain, which worsens as a diagnosis is missed.

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Infection Control in Primary Care - in-practice

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Infection Control in Primary Care - in-practice

This workshop will give you a clear understanding of the importance of infection control. It will provide you with the skills to manage and reduce infection in your practice and comply with national standards.

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Case report 14/08/2018

The challenges of making a challenge

The challenges of making a challenge

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A patient’s solicitor sought disclosure of a GMC expert report after a case had been closed. Medical Protection successfully challenged this, only for the decision to be overturned at appeal. Kirsty Sharp, content editor at Medical Protection, looks at the challenges of making a challenge

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Articles and features 08/06/2018

Redaction and anonymisation - doing your bit for data protection

Redaction and anonymisation - doing your bit for data protection

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New data protection regulations came into force on 25 May and MPS is committed to fulfilling its legal obligations – correct redaction and anonymisation is one way that you can play your part in safeguarding data.

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Press release 02/05/2018

MPS works with NICE to revise cauda equina syndrome red flags

MPS works with NICE to revise cauda equina syndrome red flags

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The Medical Protection Society (MPS) has been instrumental in a revision to the NICE Clinical Knowledge Summaries (CKS) red flag symptoms for cauda equina syndrome. The changes will help healthcare professionals diagnose the condition and make referrals earlier, enabling prevention of irreversible nerve damage and disability.

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