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Blog post 20/11/2018

The role of receptionists: a legal commentary

The role of receptionists: a legal commentary

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A recent Supreme Court decision, Darnley v Croydon Health Services NHS Trust [2018] UKSC 50, has raised questions about the role of non-clinical staff in patient care. The judgment criticised the actions of a receptionist in an Accident and Emergency (A&E) department – Joseph McCaughley, litigation solicitor at Medical Protection, looks at the ramifications of the case

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Blog post 12/11/2018

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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26/10/2018

Electives checklist

Electives checklist

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We have put together the following basic checklist for you to refer to. This is by no means exhaustive, but there are some useful ideas.

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Case report 23/10/2018

Who else is in the room?

Who else is in the room?

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A patient undergoing a colonoscopy claims her modesty is disregarded during the procedure. What did Medical Protection do to tackle this allegation?

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Case report 28/09/2018

Learning from allegations of sexual assault

Learning from allegations of sexual assault

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Gross negligence manslaughter is a topical issue in healthcare, but cases against doctors are still comparatively rare. Dr John Jolly, head of member risk education and Dr Richard Stacey, head of policy and technical, look at a more common cause of criminal cases brought against members of Medical Protection: sexual assault.

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Case report 21/09/2018

When is healthcare criminal?

When is healthcare criminal?

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The case of Dr Bawa-Garba and the resulting collision between the medical community and the criminal justice system, sent shockwaves around the world. Dr Richard Stacey, head of policy and technical at Medical Protection, analyses criminal cases handled by MPS in 2017 to gauge the likelihood of further charges of gross negligence manslaughter.

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News 04/09/2018

Medical Protection Society calls on Government not to water down the...

Medical Protection Society calls on Government not to water down the Civil Liability Bill

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The House of Commons will debate The Civil Liability Bill for the first time on Tuesday 4th September, which includes reforms that could have more of an impact on the NHS than any other Bill during the past five years. The Medical Protection Society is calling on MPs not to water down proposals to reform how the personal injury discount rate (PIDR) is set and to allow the Bill to proceed quickly.

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Factsheet 08/08/2018

Inquests - Northern Ireland

Inquests - Northern Ireland

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An inquest is a fact-finding exercise that is conducted by the Coroner and, in some cases, in front of a jury. The purpose of an inquest is to find out who the person was and, how, when and where they died. This factsheet gives further information about what happens at an inquest.

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08/08/2018

Inquests - Wales

Inquests - Wales

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An inquest is a fact-finding exercise that is conducted by the coroner and, in some cases, in front of a jury. The purpose of an inquest is to find out who died – when, where, how and in what circumstances. This factsheet gives further information about what happens at an inquest.

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Feature 08/06/2018

Redaction and anonymisation - doing your bit for data protection

Redaction and anonymisation - doing your bit for data protection

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New data protection regulations came into force on 25 May and MPS is committed to fulfilling its legal obligations – correct redaction and anonymisation is one way that you can play your part in safeguarding data.

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Case report 24/05/2018

Criminal case dismissed – thanks to MPS discretion

Criminal case dismissed – thanks to MPS discretion

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A criminal investigation has been dismissed against a Medical Protection member, in a recent case that also underlined the value of our discretionary indemnity.

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Press release 17/01/2018

Medical Protection responds to the GMC’s ‘State of Medical Education...

Medical Protection responds to the GMC’s ‘State of Medical Education and Practice in the UK’ 2015 report

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Medical Protection welcomes the insights which can be drawn from the General Medical Council’s (GMC) ‘State of Medical Education and Practice in the UK’ 2015 report.1 The report highlighted that of 2,750 complaints that the GMC investigated in 2014, 1,428 closed without further action. This means that more than half of all complaints that the GMC investigated closed with no further action on the practitioner. It was also reported that the average GMC case length was 6.2 months.

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