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Press release 08/10/2020

Public must be reassured that NHS is safe and open

Public must be reassured that NHS is safe and open

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Medical Protection urges the Government to strike a balance in its messaging to ensure the public know the NHS is safe and open to those who need medical attention for issues not related to Covid-19.

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Press release 16/09/2020

Medical Protection comments on GMC advice regarding Covid-19 complaints

Medical Protection comments on GMC advice regarding Covid-19 complaints

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The GMC has issued guidance to its staff setting out how to take the Covid-19 context into account when considering complaints against doctors. Dr Rob Hendry, Medical Director, comments.

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Press release 07/08/2020

Government faces call to make face masks mandatory in healthcare sett...

Government faces call to make face masks mandatory in healthcare settings, as laws extend to cinemas and churches

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Medical Protection are calling on the UK Government to make face masks mandatory in healthcare settings, as laws extends to cinemas and churches

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Press release 30/07/2020

NHS people plan welcomed, but Government funding needed to deliver on...

NHS people plan welcomed, but Government funding needed to deliver on wellbeing initiatives

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Dr Pallavi Bradshaw, Medicolegal Lead, Risk Prevention, shares her comments on the launch of the new NHS People Plan setting out mental wellbeing initiatives.

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Press release 30/07/2020

Benefit of remote consultations is unquestionable, but challenges mus...

Benefit of remote consultations is unquestionable, but challenges must be considered

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Dr Pallavi Bradshaw, Medicolegal Lead, Risk Prevention, shares her comments on the Health Secretary’s call for all NHS consultations to be conducted online.

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Press release 28/07/2020

Top lawyer Geoff Jones to head up member support division at Medical...

Top lawyer Geoff Jones to head up member support division at Medical Protection Society

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The Medical Protection Society (MPS) has announced the appointment of Geoff Jones as Executive Director of its Member Protection and Support division.

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Press release 22/06/2020

Plan mental wellbeing support now to avoid exodus of doctors after Co...

Plan mental wellbeing support now to avoid exodus of doctors after Covid-19

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The Government, NHS and private healthcare providers must plan now for the mental wellbeing support doctors will need following the Covid-19 pandemic, if we are to avoid huge swathes either leaving the profession or suffering in silence with psychological injuries, says Medical Protection.

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Press release 11/06/2020

Urgent action needed to clear referral backlog and avert tsunami of c...

Urgent action needed to clear referral backlog and avert tsunami of claims and investigations

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The Government must commit adequate resource and support to clearing the backlog of referrals and delayed follow-ups in secondary care if we are to avoid a potential patient safety crisis and a tsunami of future claims or investigations, says Medical Protection.

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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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