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Articles and features 07/11/2022

Parental disagreements over a child patient

Parental disagreements over a child patient

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What happens when separated parents ask for medical information about their child? Dr Heidi Mounsey, Medicolegal Consultant at Medical Protection, looks at this common query to our advice line.

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Articles and features 30/09/2022

Abortion Act amendments – what they mean for you

Abortion Act amendments – what they mean for you

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Dr Caroline Osborne-White and Dr Corina Lee, Medicolegal Consultants at Medical Protection, look at some recent changes to abortion law and what they mean for the professional expectations of clinicians

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Articles and features 21/09/2022

Meeting Competition and Markets Authority requirements: What you need...

Meeting Competition and Markets Authority requirements: What you need to know as a private consultant

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Consultants who undertake private practice have a legal duty to comply with competition legislation and that includes engaging with PHIN, the Private Healthcare Information Network. Medical Protection outlines your key responsibilities when doing so, including how PHIN can help.

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Factsheet 08/09/2022

Professional boundaries

Professional boundaries

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The doctor−patient relationship is based on trust. The GMC’s Good Medical Practice section on professionalism says that good doctors are “honest and trustworthy, and act with integrity and within the law.”

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Articles and features 02/08/2022

What does 'safe space' mean for safety investigations in the NHS?

What does 'safe space' mean for safety investigations in the NHS?

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Dr Sean Weaver, Deputy Medical Director, and Cassandra Cameron, Head of Policy and Strategy, from the Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch, look towards the 2023 introduction of ‘safe space’ in England – and what this means for patient safety

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Articles and features 02/08/2022

Breaching confidentiality: can doctors report a crime?

Breaching confidentiality: can doctors report a crime?

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Dr Emma Green, medicolegal consultant at Medical Protection, recalls a harrowing experience encountering a violent patient and considers the impact on confidentiality when reporting criminal behaviour or assault.

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Case report 14/07/2022

GMC investigation triggered by the death of a patient

GMC investigation triggered by the death of a patient

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An NHS consultant physician is the subject of a criminal and GMC investigation following the death of a patient with multiple organ failure. By Dr Beth Walker, medicolegal consultant at Medical Protection.

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Articles and features 01/07/2022

Caring for colleagues during COVID-19 and beyond

Caring for colleagues during COVID-19 and beyond

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The implications of the COVID-19 pandemic have affected the lives of doctors around the world. Dr Stephen Priestley and Dr Sarah Coope, Senior Medical Educators for Medical Protection Risk Prevention, suggest ways to be proactive in optimising the physical and mental wellbeing of individual doctors and their colleagues.

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Articles and features 08/09/2021

Managing employee conduct

Managing employee conduct

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It is essential that your employees understand the expectations to maintain certain standards of behaviour, both in and out of the office. Here Croner, trusted HR experts, explore how you can manage employee conduct.

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Articles and features 03/02/2021

Medical influencers – be aware of the pitfalls

Medical influencers – be aware of the pitfalls

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Some medical professionals are now acting as social media influencers – using their social media profiles to generate interest in topics, products, brands and services. As with all online communication it is an area that offers benefits and risks. Dr Beth Walker, Medicolegal Consultant at Medical Protection, looks into the issue further

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