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Medical Defense Society – Our new look!

Medical Defense Society – Our new look!

Members of the Medical Defense Society will soon see a fresh new look and logo on our website and in our written communications. Since going live in 2017, Medical Defense Society has steadily grown in size. Now in 2020, we have firmly established our place in the MDO...

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Lessons from COVID-19

Lessons from COVID-19

As we emerge from the initial peak of the COVID-19 pandemic, there is a sense in general practice that while it has presented an exceptionally challenging situation, it has provided a unique opportunity to rethink how patient care is delivered. Recent reports from the...

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COVID-19: Signposts to practical advice as lockdown ends

COVID-19: Signposts to practical advice as lockdown ends

It is over 100 days since the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic on 11 March. Healthcare services have adapted fast and continue to adjust. With UK case numbers falling, lockdown restrictions are being progressively lifted. GPs and other healthcare...

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Where are England’s most severe GP shortages?

Where are England’s most severe GP shortages?

As an indemnity provider created by GPs for GPs, we pay close attention to the state of the profession. We’re acutely aware of the current shortage of GPs and the need to protect and support the skilled professionals who work across the country. In this post, we look...

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How long should medical records be kept?

How long should medical records be kept?

How long medical records should be kept is a regular question asked by doctors, and with good reason. It's a huge responsibility, and one that should be taken with great care, as record holders have a legal and ethical obligation to securely preserve records. When it...

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GP Charges for Overseas Patients: A quick reference guide

GP Charges for Overseas Patients: A quick reference guide

GP primary care services are not included in overseas visitor charging regulations, but with increased publicity, debate and recent rule changes over NHS charging, confusion can arise. Whilst there may be charges for some overseas patients in secondary care, even...

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A guide to run-off insurance

A guide to run-off insurance

As medical negligence or other claims may arise after you retire - or stop practising for some other reason - you need to ensure you are covered for the long term. Run-off insurance for GPs is a type of cover that specifically relates to historic claims from a time...

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The importance of record keeping in healthcare

The importance of record keeping in healthcare

Patients will soon have the right to access their medical records through the NHS app – which is set to bring a renewed focus on what’s actually contained within a person’s file. If it’s easier than ever for patients to request, inspect and challenge the data kept on...

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