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Press release 22/05/2020

Covid-19: Public support for doctors’ legal protection “overwhelming”

Covid-19: Public support for doctors’ legal protection “overwhelming”

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A YouGov survey of over 2000 GB adults, commissioned by MPS, demonstrates an overwhelming show of public support for doctors’ protection during this COVID-19 pandemic.

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Press release 15/05/2020

MPS comment on coroner verifying deaths in person

MPS comment on coroner verifying deaths in person

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Dr Rob Hendry, Medical Director at the Medical Protection Society, comments on the news that Essex Coroner’s Service has withdrawn its demand for GPs to verify deaths in person during the pandemic.

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Press release 30/04/2020

Doctors should not face investigation if they decide they cannot see...

Doctors should not face investigation if they decide they cannot see a patient due to poor PPE provision

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MPS is calling for urgent reassurance from both the GMC and employers that doctors will not be subjected to regulatory or disciplinary action following a decision or outcome that is the result of poor PPE provision.

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Press release 14/04/2020

Emergency law needed to protect doctors at risk of legal challenge wh...

Emergency law needed to protect doctors at risk of legal challenge when treating COVID-19 patients

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Medical Protection has urged the UK Government to introduce emergency laws, similar to those being passed in New York state, so doctors know they are legally protected when making momentous decisions in very challenging circumstances that are in the best interest of their patients.

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Press release 09/04/2020

Medical Protection announces free membership for fast-tracked medical...

Medical Protection announces free membership for fast-tracked medical students

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Under measures to support student members during the Covid-19 pandemic, Medical Protection will provide an extra year of free membership for final-year medical students— with many starting work earlier than expected.

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News and updates 25/03/2020

Protection for medical students providing Covid-19 support

Protection for medical students providing Covid-19 support

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Medical Protection will provide professional indemnity protection at no extra cost to members who are medical students in the UK and who are asked to work on the NHS’s support on the Covid-19 response.

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News and updates 25/03/2020

A message from the MPS President and the Chair of MPS Council

A message from the MPS President and the Chair of MPS Council

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We are writing to you as colleagues and fellow MPS members to thank you for the work you are doing now and in the months ahead to tackle COVID-19, and also to tell you about the actions MPS is taking to support you during this time.

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News and updates 24/03/2020

Protecting members’ financial position

Protecting members’ financial position

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We are keen to support members with private practice who have seen a significant drop in their work and a dramatic fall in income. We are currently investigating ways to provide increased flexibility to make subscriptions more affordable for members during this challenging time. Once we have agreed the details, we will actively communicate and share our plans directly with members.

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News and updates 18/03/2020

Information for retired doctors

Information for retired doctors

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Information for non-practising or retired doctors in the UK who wish to return to work on the Covid-19 response

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Press release 18/03/2020

Automatic and free of charge support for retired doctors who join NHS...

Automatic and free of charge support for retired doctors who join NHS effort to tackle Covid-19

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The Government’s Coronavirus Bill published today sets out steps to increase the available healthcare workforce, including enabling the regulator to emergency register suitable people such as recently retired doctors.

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Press release 12/03/2020

Medical Protection welcomes guidance for doctors on COVID-19

Medical Protection welcomes guidance for doctors on COVID-19

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Medical Protection welcomes today’s letter by the General Medical Council (GMC), four health departments of the UK and the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges, addressed to doctors working to combat the spread of COVID-19.

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Press release 06/03/2020

Medical Protection celebrates first women in healthcare

Medical Protection celebrates first women in healthcare

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International Women’s Day – celebrated 8 March every year- aims to, among other causes, honour the achievements of women throughout history and across the globe. Medical Protection is proud to support women in healthcare and has today unveiled information about its first women members.

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Press release 03/03/2020

NICE advice for subarachnoid haemorrhage updated following input from...

NICE advice for subarachnoid haemorrhage updated following input from MPS

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The Medical Protection Society (MPS) has helped refine the NICE Clinical Knowledge Summaries (CKS) advice for headache and subarachnoid haemorrhage (SAH), to enable healthcare professionals to diagnose SAH earlier.

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Press release 04/02/2020

MPS comments on Paterson Inquiry

MPS comments on Paterson Inquiry

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Dr Rob Hendry, Medical Director, comments on the Paterson Inquiry

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News and updates 04/02/2020

Brexit update

Brexit update

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Statemente from Medical Protection regarding our preparedness for Brexit.

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Press release 19/12/2019

Doctor acquitted by the Court of Appeal

Doctor acquitted by the Court of Appeal

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Dr Rob Hendry, Medical Director of Medical Protection, shares his comments following a doctor being acquitted by the Court of Appeal.

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Press release 18/12/2019

Comments on the GMC annual workforce report

Comments on the GMC annual workforce report

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The GMC’s annual workforce report has found that high numbers of GPs are at risk of burnout, and 18% are considering leaving medicine entirely within the next year.

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Press release 15/11/2019

Existing Liabilities Scheme agreed for MPS general practice members i...

Existing Liabilities Scheme agreed for MPS general practice members in Wales

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Following extensive negotiations, Medical Protection Society (MPS) and the Welsh Government have reached an agreement that will ensure Medical Protection general practice members in Wales can turn to a state-backed scheme for help with clinical negligence claims no matter when in the future they become aware of a claim or how much that claim settles for.

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Press release 01/11/2019

72% of UK doctors facing ‘Superdoctor Syndrome’

72% of UK doctors facing ‘Superdoctor Syndrome’

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Nearly three quarters of doctors surveyed in the UK say they will always come into work, even when they are too unwell, fatigued or stressed to be productive according to a leading medical protection organisation.

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Press release 28/10/2019

Senior clinicians appointed to lead Medical Protection Society

Senior clinicians appointed to lead Medical Protection Society

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Two leading clinicians, Dr Suzy Lishman CBE and Dr David Roytowski, have joined MPS Council, bringing a wealth of knowledge and experience from across healthcare.

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Press release 29/09/2019

Urgent action needed to tackle burnout endemic in healthcare

Urgent action needed to tackle burnout endemic in healthcare

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In its response to the Professional Standards Authority’s (PSA) annual review of the regulator, MPS says more urgent action is needed, through a “simple and swift legislative measure”.

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