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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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Press release 09/12/2016

Medical Protection partners with Isle of Wight GP Federation

Medical Protection partners with Isle of Wight GP Federation

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Medical Protection and One Wight Health Limited (OWHL) GP Federation have formed a partnership offering GP practices access to advice, support, educational programmes and workshops that will help them meet local healthcare needs

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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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News and updates 17/10/2016

Risk alert: Advice on administering flu vaccinations

Risk alert: Advice on administering flu vaccinations

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Several members have contacted us with queries regarding flu vaccinations; primarily which practice colleagues can administer these, and what safeguarding should be in place if so.

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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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Factsheet 31/08/2016

Inquests - England

Inquests - England

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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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News and updates 17/08/2016

Risk alert: Digital solution to sending third-party reports

Risk alert: Digital solution to sending third-party reports

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Several practices have recently contacted us for advice on a new software program called iGPR (or Intelligent GP Reporting). It is a tool that works with all clinical providers to produce and send third-party reports, such as those requested by insurance companies.

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Factsheet 29/07/2016

Use of social media - England

Use of social media - England

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The General Medical Council (GMC) guidelines Doctors’ use of social media establish the standards expected from every doctor practising in the UK. The guide details the principles of conduct for using social media and explains how doctors can put these principles into practice.

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Factsheet 27/06/2016

Mental Capacity Act 2005 – Assessing capacity

Mental Capacity Act 2005 – Assessing capacity

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The Mental Capacity Act states that a person lacks capacity if they are unable to make a specific decision, at a specific time, because of an impairment of, or disturbance, in the functioning of mind or brain. This factsheet sets out the things to look for when assessing the capacity of a patient.

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