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Articles and features 06/04/2020

Webinar recording: Remote Consulting during the COVID-19 outbreak

Webinar recording: Remote Consulting during the COVID-19 outbreak

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In this session Dr Rob Hendry and Dr Pallavi Bradshaw discuss medicolegal aspects for doctors who are being asked to consult with patients remotely in light of the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Articles and features 29/01/2020

Surviving medical school: social media

Surviving medical school: social media

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We’ve compiled some essential advice you need to know about protecting yourself online. The article looks into cases and GMC guidance around online activity and social media, with key things you need to know as a student doctor.

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Articles and features 14/11/2019

Careful prescribing

Careful prescribing

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Prescribing should always set off hazard warning lights in your mind – learn what to look out for.

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Case report 11/10/2019

A retained swab

A retained swab

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Basic safety checks were overlooked in this incident, which saw a claim against a consultant gynaecologist.

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Articles and features 08/10/2019

Flu vaccinations for your practice staff

Flu vaccinations for your practice staff

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With flu vaccination season upon us, you may be considering providing vaccinations to your practice staff. Kate Cowan, advisory case manager at Medical Protection, looks at the key indemnity and regulatory issues to consider

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Articles and features 09/09/2019

The importance of handovers

The importance of handovers

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Good handovers are essential to provide good continuous care, maintain patient safety and avoid errors. After every handover, all members of the team should have the same understanding of what has been done and the priorities going forward.

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Articles and features 04/09/2019

Presumed consent for organ donation: what’s changing where?

Presumed consent for organ donation: what’s changing where?

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In a recent Medical Protection survey almost a third of doctors questioned were not comfortable discussing organ donation with a patient. With different laws across the UK and further changes imminent, this is maybe not surprising

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Articles and features 15/08/2019

An introduction to competency

An introduction to competency

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Competency, in professional terms, is defined as the ability to perform the tasks and roles required to the expected standard. It can be applied to a doctor at any stage in their career, not only to the newly qualified.

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