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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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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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Case report 20/06/2019

Delayed diagnosis of lung cancer

Delayed diagnosis of lung cancer

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Mr U has a hernia repair and is later diagnosed with lung cancer. He makes a claim against two surgeons involved, alleging it should have been identified sooner.

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Articles and features 21/05/2019

A potted history of medicine

A potted history of medicine

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Throughout history, doctors have treated patients, and doctors have made mistakes. We delve deep into the past to see what doctors used to get away with

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Articles and features 20/05/2019

You should specialise in obstetrics and gynaecology: here’s why

You should specialise in obstetrics and gynaecology: here’s why

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Obstetrics and gynaecology has developed enormously over the last 30 years. Yet despite the numerous advances in this field and the huge potential for growth, recruitment numbers have in the past been small.

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Articles and features 05/03/2019

Electives packing list

Electives packing list

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

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