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Is there much neuro-diversity amongst doctors and surgeons? In recent years, awareness of the existence and features of ...
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Part 2: Recording for Entertainment Purposes As clinical consultations witness a growing trend of patient-initiated reco...
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Part 1: Recording Your Consultation and Consent The landscape of clinical consultations is changing, witnessing a surge ...
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Efficient Record Retention: Ensuring Patient Care and Legal Protection We understand the significance of precise and com...
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Clinical Trials Liability Insurance The significance of clinical trials, in forging ground-breaking treatments and thera...
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Consent, and ensuring that there is evidence of good consenting practice, is important to fulfil ethical obligations of ...
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The EU General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) was incorporated into UK law by the Data Protection Act 2018 (“...
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A Doctor's Duty to Obtain Informed Consent In a significant decision, the Supreme Court has issued a crucial ruling in M...
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Practical guidance on screening for patient psychological vulnerability Aesthetic plastic surgery is an important area ...
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Claims Occurrence vs Claims-Made.  There are two types of liability coverage which you need to be aware of: occurrence ...
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What do I do if the GMC Telephones me? On 16 December 2022 the GMC announced changes to how it makes initial contact wit...
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What is Run-off Cover?  Run-off cover in healthcare, is insurance for any claims made against a medical professional or...
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A specialist surgical hospital in New York has completed the first knee replacement with a smart implant capable of meas...
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Defamation Case Study A doctor in Indiana that said she was wrongly accused of substance abuse has won $5.8 million in a...
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Using procedure-specific consent forms for total hip replacement, patients improved their recall of benefits associated ...
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For those of you who may not know, at Incision, we have been providing specialist medical indemnity insurance to surgeo...
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In recent years, there has been a sharp increase in people undergoing Botox and filler injections with many of these of...
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A GP’s registration was suspended yesterday after he admitted using his Twitter account to post offensive language abo...
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Medical Indemnity Insurance - Do you know what you are covered for? If you are with one of the major traditional unregul...
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On 16 April 2020 the UK Government announced that coronavirus lockdown will continue for at least three more weeks, but ...
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In light of the current Covid-19 pandemic, Incision is continually working hard behind the scenes, finding solutions to ...
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Examination of patients is essential to a clinician's role, including intimate examinations, and examinations of vulnera...
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Nobody likes to contemplate the possibility of being subject to a police investigation. The thought of an arrest or pol...
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As a surgeon or doctor, you will certainly be handling sensitive health data about your patients. Unfortunately, if yo...
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Handling data is unavoidable! After GDPR was introduced in 2016, and the Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA2018) passed in t...
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Bodily injury caused by a Cyber Event As the market leader, we strongly believe in looking for improvements to the scop...
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Do you know how to get it right from the start and what to do if it goes wrong? Your doctor/patient relationships are s...
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Most medical professionals will be involved in an Inquest at some point in their careers, whether this involves attendi...
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A single clinical incident in private practice can potentially result in multiple jeopardy for any GMC-regulated surgeo...
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Many surgeons and doctors prepare expert reports for use in civil or even criminal litigation, or even in GMC proceedi...
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Unfortunately, complaints (whether reasonable or not) from patients are almost inevitable. Complaints could stem from t...
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As the COVID-19 Vaccination program progresses with speed across the UK, our members will be aware that not all patient...
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2020 was a challenging time for most, but especially hard for many of you on the front line. As a token of heartfelt ...
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Creating suitably clear and detailed patient records is a professional conduct requirement and is vital to providing go...
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In our experience, the most difficult claims come from patients that the surgeon, doctor or Clinic could have avoided t...
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Complaints and claims against healthcare professionals – including surgeons/doctors in private practice – are an u...
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Despite the astounding pace of scientific research and development relating to Covid-19, there are still some crucial ...
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Even before the pandemic of 2020, technology developments had made remote consulting by telephone, message and video c...
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Most doctors get enormous satisfaction from working with patients, and the positive difference they make to so many li...
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The internet makes it simple to instantly tell the world precisely what you think. Anyone with an internet connection ...
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It is very rare for medical secretaries, medical administrators or practice managers to be qualified healthcare profes...
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While some surgeons and doctors work as truly self-employed individuals, many surgeons and doctors set up corporate en...
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What constitutes a notifiable claim or circumstance under the policy? This would be an indication that a claim for c...
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We are often asked what our golden rules are for surgeons and doctors faced with patient complaints. Here they are! ...
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If you have bought an insurance policy to cover you against claims for medical malpractice, then you have bought that ...
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In your private practice, has a patient ever asked you whether you have insurance, or for your insurance details? Did ...
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While the year has been dominated by the Covid 19 pandemic it should not be forgotten that two major reports into medic...
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Majid Hassan from Capsticks provided an overview of the litigation process, considering key issues such as consent and ...
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Artificial Intelligence (AI) is already in use in diagnostics today, and its importance in healthcare seems set...
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BAAPS recently asked Incision Indemnity to provide their members with a webinar focusing on ‘Managing Unhappy Patie...
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  The law and practice around consent for medical procedures has been a changing landscape for the last few years. ...
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The phenomenon of online reviews The phenomenon of public online reviews for virtually any product or service is her...
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Traditional unregulated Medical Defence Organisations provide Medical Indemnity as a purely discretionary benefit of me...
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It has been over two years since GDPR and the Data Protection Act 2018 came into force. The ICO's resources for healthc...
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On the 25th May 2018 the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) came into force.  This was a significant deve...
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To all our members, many of whom are supporting the NHS at this time, whether you are volunteering or carrying on with ...
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World-wide Recall of Biocell Textured Breast Implants and Tissue Expanders due to link with Breast Implant associated A...
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With effect from the 1st April 2020, Incision are pleased to announce the launch of Incision Support. We are delighte...
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We expect to see a huge increase in the numbers of remote consultations between healthcare professionals (including sur...
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Obtaining valid patient consent is one of the most important responsibilities for surgeons before performing any surger...
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The law on consent - the duty of a healthcare professional to advise a patient on the risks of a particular treatment -...
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Obtaining valid patient consent is one of the most fundamental pre-operative responsibilities of surgeons. In 2015 ther...
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Gillick Competence - What do you need to know? An adult of ‘sound mind’ can provide valid consent to medical treatm...
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Discretion The Department of Health and Social Care has published a report entitled: "Appropriate clinical negligenc...
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As a response to the Francis Inquiry, a statutory duty of candour was introduced under Regulation 20 Health and Social ...
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Mental Health Awareness week starts every year on the second Monday in May - in 2018 from 14 - 20 May. The Mental Healt...
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