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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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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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Articles and features 22/07/2019

Emotional intelligence

Emotional intelligence

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Is there room for empathy and emotion in the clinical setting? Sarah Whitehouse investigates.

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Case report 01/07/2019

An uncollected prescription

An uncollected prescription

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An elderly patient dies after his prescription goes uncollected. Who is at fault – the GP or the patient’s care home? Medical Protection assisted a member at the resulting inquest.

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Too close to home

Too close to home

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This psychiatric claim underlines the perils of treating those close to you.

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