Select location
Membership information
0800 561 9000
Medicolegal advice
0800 561 9090
Menu
Refine my search
Clinical risk management
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

Time to read article: 3 mins
Close Preview

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.

Read more

Article contains

Tagged in...

Articles and features 11/08/2022

Reducing the risks that come with remote handovers

Reducing the risks that come with remote handovers

Time to read article: 5 mins
Close Preview

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.

Read more

Article contains

Tagged in...

Articles and features 01/07/2022

Reinventing record keeping with GPConsult

Reinventing record keeping with GPConsult

Time to read article: 2 mins
Close Preview

We all know the importance of keeping good records, and now GPConsult.co.uk makes it easier than ever for doctors to make clear, timely patient notes. GP Dr Rima Aboud talks about her experience with record keeping and how this new resource can help.

Read more

Article contains

Tagged in...

Articles and features 23/06/2022

Monkeypox update: informing local authorities of infectious diseases

Monkeypox update: informing local authorities of infectious diseases

Time to read article: 1 mins
Close Preview

Ceylan Simsek, Medical Case Manager, and Dr Karen Ellison, Medicolegal Consultant, both of Medical Protection, look at the legislation behind your statutory duty to notify.

Read more

Article contains

Tagged in...

Articles and features 07/04/2022

Risky Business: When patients ignore the risks

Risky Business: When patients ignore the risks

Time to read article: 4 mins
Close Preview

Dr Gabrielle Pendlebury, Medicolegal Consultant at Medical Protection, advises on how best to manage a scenario where a patient doesn’t want to know the risks

Read more

Article contains

Tagged in...

Factsheet 28/01/2022

Non-therapeutic circumcision - UK

Non-therapeutic circumcision - UK

Time to read article: 2 mins
Close Preview

Non-therapeutic circumcision of male children is carried out for religious or ritual reasons and is generally not available on the NHS.1 There is also a significant issue related to the appropriateness of the facilities in which the operation is carried out and a lack of formal training and certification in circumcision.

Read more

Article contains

Tagged in...

Articles and features 30/03/2021

New resource launches to aid record keeping

New resource launches to aid record keeping

Time to read article: 1 mins
Close Preview

GPConsult.co.uk is a free resource available to all members of Medical Protection. Find out how it helps GPs keep an accurate and concise record of each patient consultation.

Read more

Article contains

Tagged in...

Articles and features 05/02/2021

The Six C's: Common risks for new doctors (and how to avoid them)

The Six C's: Common risks for new doctors (and how to avoid them)

Time to read article: 10 mins
Close Preview

Clinical records, consent, confidentiality, communication, competence, and prescribing - what medical students and junior doctors need to know about these common medicolegal risk areas and how to avoid them.

Read more

Article contains

Tagged in...

Articles and features 19/01/2021

Data breaches – are you covered?

Data breaches – are you covered?

Time to read article: 2 mins
Close Preview

Data breaches are a common cause of claims but the indemnity issues surrounding them can be complex. Dr Dawn McGuire, Medicolegal Consultant at Medical Protection, looks at a case and explains more.

Read more

Article contains

Tagged in...

Articles and features 19/11/2020

Storing images in medical records

Storing images in medical records

Time to read article: 3 mins
Close Preview

The receipt and storage of images of patients is currently a common source of queries from our members, largely due to the increased use of remote consultations during the COVID-19 pandemic. Ayisha Hooper, Case Manager at Medical Protection, reviews the relevant guidance.​

Read more

Article contains

Tagged in...

New site feature tour

Introducing an improved
online experience

You'll notice a few things have changed on our website. After asking our members what they want in an online platform, we've made it easier to access our membership benefits and created a more personalised user experience.

Why not take our quick 60-second tour? We'll show you how it all works and it should only take a minute.

Take the tour Continue to site

Medicolegal advice
0800 561 9090
Membership information
0800 561 9000

Key contact details

Should you need to contact us, our phone numbers are always visible.

Personalise your search

We'll save your profession in the "I am a..." dropdown filter for next time.

Tour completed

Now you've seen all of the updated features, it's time for you to try them out.

Continue to site
Take again