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Articles and features 27/10/2017

A difficult conversation

A difficult conversation

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When it comes to Do Not Attempt Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, Medical Protection’s Medicolegal Adviser Dr Nicky King reflects on a junior doctor’s position

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Articles and features 27/10/2017

From ward to world

From ward to world

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Dr Robert Molloy reflects on his time working as a young doctor in Christchurch, New Zealand. When an earthquake struck, his year abroad took a very different turn

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Articles and features 25/08/2017

General confidentiality principles as advised by medical defence orga...

General confidentiality principles as advised by medical defence organisations

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All doctors know that maintaining confidentiality is an important part of building up trust with patients. Here, Dr Stephanie Bown examines the medicolegal aspects of confidentiality

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News and updates 01/08/2017

Provision of medicolegal reports/acting as a medicolegal expert

Provision of medicolegal reports/acting as a medicolegal expert

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If you are a doctor and want to practise medicine in the UK, you need to hold GMC registration with a licence to practise. Given this requirement, we have carefully considered the appropriate criteria we require of members who produce medicolegal reports and/or act as a medicolegal expert.

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Factsheet 06/07/2017

Duty of candour for GPs and dental practitioners - England

Duty of candour for GPs and dental practitioners - England

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The duty, which was introduced by the government through regulation 20 of the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2014, applies to NHS organisations such as trusts and foundation trusts, to secondary care clinicians, and to bodies including GP practices, dental practices and care homes.

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News and updates 30/06/2017

Olympic Games 2016

Olympic Games 2016

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The Olympic Games is a major event in the world’s sporting and cultural calendar. Almost inevitably, a number of Medical Protection members may be travelling to Brazil to attend the Rio do Janeiro Games.

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News and updates 30/06/2017

Care.data – MPS advice to members

Care.data – MPS advice to members

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The Care.data programme that was due to be rolled out in 2014 was delayed following criticism of the way the information campaign supporting it was implemented.

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Press release 31/03/2017

Commenting on the amendment to the NHS Standard Contract which will p...

Commenting on the amendment to the NHS Standard Contract which will prevent law firms from operating from or touting for business in NHS premises from 2017/18

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Dr Pallavi Bradshaw, Senior Medicolegal Adviser at the Medical Protection Society, said: “This is a positive step - the NHS paid out £1.5bn in clinical negligence costs in 2015/16, with legal costs accounting for 34 percent of that bill. In lower value claims it is not unusual to see lawyers' costs exceed the compensation awarded to claimants."

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Press release 30/03/2017

Commenting on the consultation exploring changes to the framework whi...

Commenting on the consultation exploring changes to the framework which determines the Personal Injury Discount Rate

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Simon Kayll, CEO at the Medical Protection Society, comments on the consultation exploring changes to the framework which determines the Personal Injury Discount Rate

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Press release 22/03/2017

Commenting on the changes to the NHSLA announced by Health Secretary...

Commenting on the changes to the NHSLA announced by Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt

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Emma Hallinan, MPS Director of Claims Policy and Technical, said: “The NHS’s provision for clinical negligence claims has increased dramatically in recent years, so a fresh and more preventative approach to managing claims is timely, and will hopefully reduce the number of costly court cases."

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Press release 14/02/2017

1 in 10 doctors offered Valentines card or gift from patient

1 in 10 doctors offered Valentines card or gift from patient

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Around 10% of doctors and consultants in the UK (1 in 10) say they have been offered a Valentine’s Day card or gift from a patient during their career, according to a survey by a leading medical protection organisation.

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Press release 18/01/2017

MPS response to the GMC's guidance on consent

MPS response to the GMC's guidance on consent

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The Medical Protection Society (MPS) welcomes the opportunity to respond to the General Medical Council’s (GMC) survey on its Consent guidance.

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Press release 20/12/2016

Survey shows the value of saying “sorry” in healthcare

Survey shows the value of saying “sorry” in healthcare

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Doctors’ concerns about the implications of apologising to patients when things go wrong appear to be easing, according to research published by a leading medical protection organisation.

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News and updates 10/11/2016

MPS ranked in the top 10 in the UK for customer service by ICMI

MPS ranked in the top 10 in the UK for customer service by ICMI

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MPS’s commitment to providing world class service to members is recognised for a second year by the ICMI awards for excellence in customer service.

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Press release 23/09/2016

MPS response to the GMC’s consultation on the UK List of Registered M...

MPS response to the GMC’s consultation on the UK List of Registered Medical Practitioners development

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MPS used the consultation to make the point that the GMC’s ambition should be for information held on the register to be fully up-to-date, accurate, and dependable. This is the register’s core purpose and current function, and should remain so.

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