Avoid harm and reduce your risk 7 February 2018

Date07 February 2018
Duration1 day
Start Time08:30
End Time17:00
TypeClassroom based
AudienceGP, GP Trainee, GP Trainer or educator, First5



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Medico-legal actions against GPs are rising in frequency and, as part of our internal governance, MDDUS conduct ongoing analysis on member claims, complaints and GMC cases to understand the most common and serious risks to which GPs are exposed. Over three quarters of negligence claims against GPs arise from failed or delayed diagnosis, or failures arising from repeat prescribing systems.

Over an interactive morning, delegates will learn more about why claims occur, what features of professional practice can assist in providing a robust defence if appropriate, and explore ways in which known risk can be mitigated. Anonymised case studies will be used to highlight risks and assist delegates in exploring how their own practice can be improved to reduce the risk of patient harm.

In the afternoon, the focus will be on understanding the recurrent and emerging pitfalls leading to GMC complaints, including the management of patient complaints, communication with patients, use of chaperones and the personal and practice use of social media.

A portion of time will also be spent examining key areas of risk in confidentiality and emerging information governance risks related to advancements in technology, as these are two of most frequent topics on which MDDUS are contacted for advice.

VenueTankersley Manor Hotel, Church Lane, Tankersley, Barnsley, South Yorkshire, S75 3DQ
Maximum capacity25
EmailAntonia Ford
Phone020 3188 7785
ContactAntonia Ford
Faculty/DepartmentHumber and the Ridings Faculty, South Yorkshire North Trent Faculty, Vale of Trent Faculty, Yorkshire Faculty, RCGP Whiterose

Course programme

8:30     Registration

9:00     Welcome and introductions

9:15     Negligence claims

9:45     Avoiding missed and delayed diagnosis

11:00   Avoiding risk in prescribing

12:00   Lunch

13:00   Avoiding GMC complaints

15:00   Essentials in confidentiality and information governance

15:55   Plenary 

16:00   Close


  • Lunch
  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Wi-fi

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