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Articles and features 07/11/2022

Parental disagreements over a child patient

Parental disagreements over a child patient

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What happens when separated parents ask for medical information about their child? Dr Heidi Mounsey, Medicolegal Consultant at Medical Protection, looks at this common query to our advice line.

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Factsheet 08/09/2022

Professional boundaries

Professional boundaries

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The doctor−patient relationship is based on trust. The GMC’s Good Medical Practice section on professionalism says that good doctors are “honest and trustworthy, and act with integrity and within the law.”

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Articles and features 02/08/2022

What does 'safe space' mean for safety investigations in the NHS?

What does 'safe space' mean for safety investigations in the NHS?

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Dr Sean Weaver, Deputy Medical Director, and Cassandra Cameron, Head of Policy and Strategy, from the Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch, look towards the 2023 introduction of ‘safe space’ in England – and what this means for patient safety

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Case report 22/07/2022

Medical Protection offers advice and support to Interested Person

Medical Protection offers advice and support to Interested Person

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Dr Lucy Hanington, Medicolegal Consultant at Medical Protection, recalls a case in which an NHS consultant was called as ‘Interested Person’ by the coroner’s office.

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Case report 22/07/2022

Conflicts and criticism in inquests

Conflicts and criticism in inquests

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Dr Lucy Hanington, Medicolegal Consultant, details a case which demonstrate how having separate representation via Medical Protection can help during inquest proceedings.

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Case report 21/07/2022

Anorexia case leads to inquest

Anorexia case leads to inquest

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Eating disorders can be complex conditions for clinicians to manage. Dr Emma Davies, Medicolegal Consultant at Medical Protection, looks at a case of anorexia that resulted in our member being called to an inquest.

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Case report 14/07/2022

GMC investigation triggered by the death of a patient

GMC investigation triggered by the death of a patient

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An NHS consultant physician is the subject of a criminal and GMC investigation following the death of a patient with multiple organ failure. By Dr Beth Walker, medicolegal consultant at Medical Protection.

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