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Articles and features 08/03/2022

Providing support to refugee healthcare workers

Providing support to refugee healthcare workers

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Medical Protection is proud to support the excellent work of a not-for-profit organisation in the north-west of England. Find out about REACHE North West and its work to help refugee and asylum-seeking healthcare professionals get ready for the NHS

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Factsheet 28/01/2022

Non-therapeutic circumcision - UK

Non-therapeutic circumcision - UK

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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.

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Articles and features 08/12/2021

Mandatory vaccination for NHS staff

Mandatory vaccination for NHS staff

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From 1 April 2022, vaccinations against COVID-19 will be mandatory for patient-facing health and care staff in England. Dr Heidi Mounsey, Medicolegal Consultant at Medical Protection, takes a closer look at what these changes mean

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Articles and features 25/10/2021

Meet Clara Munro, from The BMJ’s new Doctor Informed podcast

Meet Clara Munro, from The BMJ’s new Doctor Informed podcast

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Medical Protection speaks to Clara Munro, one of the creators and presenters of Doctor Informed, an upcoming podcast from The BMJ that aims to keep hospital doctors equipped with the skills to develop their daily practice.

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Articles and features 20/09/2021

COVID-19 vaccination: lacking capacity to consent

COVID-19 vaccination: lacking capacity to consent

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As the vaccination programme against COVID-19 continues in the UK, the usual laws around patient consent still apply. But what if your patient lacks capacity to consent? Dr Jayne Molodynski, Medicolegal Consultant at Medical Protection, offers advice and guidance

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Articles and features 07/09/2021

Vaccinations: what are the medicolegal risks?

Vaccinations: what are the medicolegal risks?

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Dr Heidi Mounsey, Medicolegal Consultant at Medical Protection, looks at two recent cases linked to the COVID-19 vaccination programme, where members have called on Medical Protection for advice.

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Articles and features 08/06/2021

Shaping the future: is telemedicine here to stay?

Shaping the future: is telemedicine here to stay?

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The rapid adoption of remote consulting, or telemedicine, has been one of the most notable changes that the COVID-19 pandemic has brought upon healthcare worldwide. Dr Rob Hendry, Medical Director at Medical Protection, looks at its impact

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Articles and features 04/06/2021

Remote handovers with colleagues: reducing the risks

Remote handovers with colleagues: reducing the risks

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Dr Sarah Coope, Senior Medical Educator at Medical Protection, looks at the gaps in information, misunderstandings and assumptions that can increase the risk of errors, conflict and complaints

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Articles and features 04/06/2021

The COVID-19 team-wellbeing toolkit

The COVID-19 team-wellbeing toolkit

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The COVID-19 pandemic has had major implications for everyone’s mental health, and clinicians are no exception. Dr Rachel Morris shares some tips from her wellbeing toolkit that all the practice can use

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Articles and features 22/04/2021

Unlawful killing rulings: what law changes mean for the medical profe...

Unlawful killing rulings: what law changes mean for the medical profession

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Following the Supreme Court’s historic decision regarding unlawful killing rulings, Medical Protection’s Dr Beth Walker, Medicolegal Consultant, and Alicia Hayes, Legal Adviser, look at the background to the case and the potential consequences for clinicians

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Articles and features 19/04/2021

A spoonful of sugar…understanding medication errors

A spoonful of sugar…understanding medication errors

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As the GMC updates its prescribing guidance, Dr Sophie Haroon, Medicolegal Consultant at Medical Protection, looks at some common causes of claims and provides advice on avoiding the pitfalls

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Articles and features 08/02/2021

Why do patients complain?

Why do patients complain?

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Patients can make a complaint about any aspect of the medical care they receive. Find out about some common reasons for patient complaints.

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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)

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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.

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