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News and updates 08/03/2019

Celebrating the women of Medical Protection

Celebrating the women of Medical Protection

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It’s International Women’s Day on 8 March and we wanted to introduce you to some of the wonderful women from around the world who work at Medical Protection, supporting members each and every day. We can’t mention all the amazing women working in the organisation, but here’s just a snapshot of some of our fantastic female employees.

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Press release 27/02/2019

MPS response to DHSC consultation on clinical negligence cover

MPS response to DHSC consultation on clinical negligence cover

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The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) is seeking views about indemnity cover for healthcare professionals who are not covered by any existing or proposed state-backed scheme, via an open consultation which closes on 28 February.

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Press release 23/01/2019

Response to GMC consultation on decision making and consent

Response to GMC consultation on decision making and consent

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Medical Protection has welcomed proposals by the GMC to update their guidance on Decision making and consent. Read more here.

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Press release 05/12/2018

Medical Protection comments on the GMC report: State of Medical Educa...

Medical Protection comments on the GMC report: State of Medical Education and Practice in the UK 2018

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The General Medical Council (GMC) published their State of Medical Education and Practice in the UK 2018 report today. Read the response from Rob Hendry, Medical Director for Medical Protection.

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News and updates 27/11/2018

The importance of professional protection

The importance of professional protection

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Click to read through the reasons why retaining professional protection for help with these challenges is so important.

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Blog post 19/10/2018

Should you mention the C word when it is probably nothing?

Should you mention the C word when it is probably nothing?

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You are concerned there’s a small chance a patient might have cancer. You want to refer them for tests. Do you tell them the possible, albeit unlikely, diagnosis and risk upsetting or scaring them? Or do you try and keep them calm and not mention the C word at all?

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Press release 26/09/2018

Winter Indemnity Scheme Statement 2018

Winter Indemnity Scheme Statement 2018

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Rob Hendry, Medical Director at Medical Protection comments on NHS England’s announcement on the Winter Indemnity Scheme.

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News and updates 21/09/2018

Medical indemnity guidance from the BMA

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Medical indemnity guidance from the BMA

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The BMA has recently updated their site with some medical indemnity guidance for GPs . Included in this guidance is their assertion that clinicians working in primary care will still need to retain their MDO membership.

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Press release 18/09/2018

Senior healthcare leaders appointed to lead Medical Protection Society

Senior healthcare leaders appointed to lead Medical Protection Society

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Two senior doctors will shortly take up leadership roles at the Medical Protection Society (MPS). Professor Dame Jane Dacre will serve as President and Mr Ian Eardley as the new Chair of MPS Council.

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Press release 04/09/2018

Medical Protection Society calls on Government not to water down the...

Medical Protection Society calls on Government not to water down the Civil Liability Bill

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The House of Commons will debate The Civil Liability Bill for the first time on Tuesday 4th September, which includes reforms that could have more of an impact on the NHS than any other Bill during the past five years. The Medical Protection Society is calling on MPs not to water down proposals to reform how the personal injury discount rate (PIDR) is set and to allow the Bill to proceed quickly.

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News and updates 20/08/2018

Legal permission is no longer required to withdraw treatment in end o...

Legal permission is no longer required to withdraw treatment in end of life decisions

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Healthcare professionals do not need to seek Court approval when withdrawing treatment from patients in a permanent vegetative state, following a ruling by the Supreme Court.

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News and updates 20/08/2018

Dr Bawa-Garba: the real impact of appeal win

Dr Bawa-Garba: the real impact of appeal win

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Last week saw the welcome news that Dr Bawa-Garba’s legal team had successful appealed against her erasure from the medical register. Dr Rob Hendry, medical director at Medical Protection, looks at what this decision means for doctors, the courts and the GMC

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News and updates 06/08/2018

Cauda equina syndrome: MPS improves NHS Choices advice

Cauda equina syndrome: MPS improves NHS Choices advice

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After previously rewriting the NICE Clinical Knowledge Summary on cauda equina syndrome (CES) red flags, an MPS medical claims adviser has gone one step further by improving the public information available through NHS Choices.

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