State-backed indemnity FAQs

The planned introduction of state-backed indemnity for GPs in England and Wales has understandably raised many questions for those concerned.

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State-backed indemnity: don't leave your career exposed

Relying on state-backed indemnity alone won't give you access to support for all the issues a GP can face.

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Health and Justice policy must focus on cutting claims costs

Despite relieving GPs and others in primary care of the burden of indemnity cost, state-backed indemnity does nothing to address the cause of those spiralling costs.

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Alleged delayed diagnosis of rectal cancer

The MDU was able to help a GP member who faced a claim from the family of a patient who died after being diagnosed with a rare colorectal carcinoma.

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We are striving to improve the health outcomes of detained patients and are also committing to the benefit it will bring for society as a whole.

Interview

Medicine in secure environments

Dr Jake Hard discusses the medico-legal issues involved in the treatment and management of people in prison and other secure environments.

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Working at a sports event: what you need to know

Doctors are often asked to or choose to provide medical cover at amateur and charity sporting competitions, or other local events. Whether it's paid or voluntary work, there are a few things you will first need to consider.

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Audit and analysis of lapsed NMC registrations

All nurses working in the UK must be registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), and a lapse can lead to problems for nurses and practices.

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Dealing with threats and violence in the healthcare setting

Dr Michael Devlin discusses guidance and advice around handling threats to the safety of healthcare workers.

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Assistance dogs in the practice

Members call us for advice about all sorts of issues arising from everyday practice – some of which are less common than others…

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Working with healthcare safety investigations

A new patient safety body is examining where the English healthcare system can be improved, to prevent patient safety incidents.

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