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Case report 13/11/2020

Alleged failure to investigate chest pain

Alleged failure to investigate chest pain

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A GP faces a clinical negligence claim on the grounds of failure to undertake cardiac-related investigations. This case report looks at how MPS successfully sought mediation as an alternative form of dispute resolution, avoiding formal court proceedings.

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Partnership dispute leads to disciplinary investigation

Partnership dispute leads to disciplinary investigation

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A GP faces suspension after her partner reports her for deficient clinical performance following a dispute. This case report looks at how MPS provided long-term support to the member, enabling her to return to practice.

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Delayed diagnosis of renal disease leads to claim

Delayed diagnosis of renal disease leads to claim

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Patient facing kidney transplant or lifelong dialysis makes a negligence claim against GPs and hospital following delayed referral to nephrology and failure to recognise her underlying renal condition. This case report looks at where clinicians went wrong, and explains how MPS managed to settle the case for a moderate sum that was substantially less than the original request.

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Articles and features 30/10/2020

The new GMC guidance on consent: still a step beyond Montgomery

The new GMC guidance on consent: still a step beyond Montgomery

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Dr Philip White, Medicolegal Consultant at Medical Protection, looks at the potential impact of subtle changes of wording in the GMC’s new consent guidance

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Articles and features 16/06/2020

Lessons From COVID-19: Making Sense of the Pandemic [Video recording]

Lessons From COVID-19: Making Sense of the Pandemic [Video recording]

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Opening Address from Matthew Shaw Matthew Shaw, CEO of Great Ormond St Hospital Matthew Shaw provides an insight into how his idea for the Nightingale NHS Hospital in London became a reality.

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Articles and features 12/06/2020

The Medicine: Has COVID changed the doctor-patient relationship forev...

The Medicine: Has COVID changed the doctor-patient relationship forever? [Video recording]

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Speaking at Risky Business 2020 Dr Pallavi Bradshaw highlights how disruption caused by COVID could affect medicolegal risk and what steps could be taken to reduce this. Increases awareness that there remain many unresolved legal and ethical issues which society must grapple with in the aftermath of the crisis.

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Webinar 20/04/2020

COVID-19 webinars and webinar recordings

COVID-19 webinars and webinar recordings

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During the COVID-19 outbreak Medical Protection is hosting a series of COVID-19 webinars for members around the world. Find upcoming webinars as well as view all available webinar recordings.

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Articles and features 20/04/2020

COVID-19 advice podcast

COVID-19 advice podcast

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This podcast is a COVID-19 hub to support our members, providing advice and guidance around medicolegal issues and maintaining their well being.

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Webinar 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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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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