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Hackers love health data
24 Jan 2017
IT and online security is essential to ensure that you, your staff, your practice and most importantly, your patients are protected from loss or theft of data and information. Inadequate IT security may lead to significant loss including practic ...
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Top 10 IT security tips for healthcare practices
24 Jan 2017
All healthcare practices deal with sensitive information and almost all store information electronically. Local GP and dental practices face similar risks as other small businesses, the repercussions may be more severe given the amount of sensit ...
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Prevention is better than cure
24 Jan 2017
We all know the internet has revolutionised the way in which we all operate and that includes businesses and healthcare practices. From its humble beginnings in the 1980s, today the internet is used by more than 3.5 billion people worldwide, and ...
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Advice from the Coroner
5 Dec 2016
MIPS held a professional development event covering this topic. Phillip Byrne an experienced coroner headlined the event with Barrister Paul Halley and Solicitor Bronwyn Francis-Martin joining the panel.
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7 good reasons to have your own indemnity
5 Dec 2016
As an employed doctor in a public hospital you are generally covered by your employer for claims arising from alleged acts or omissions by you when acting in accordance with your employment role. Many employed practitioners also obtain their own ...
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To share or not to share
5 Dec 2016
While in boarding school in the Indian foothills in the eighties, a friend of a friend took very ill. The doctors diagnosed and treated this patient for an Indian strain of Malaria. The boy was fourteen years old and none of the treatments seeme ...
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Locum indemnity
5 Dec 2016
The advice MIPS provides in the first instance is straightforward: You should confirm with the hospital or agency if the position is employer indemnified. If the locum work is not employer indemnified, then you will need to obtain your own indep ...
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After hours GP follow up
5 Dec 2016 by Dr Rob Walters
Recent implications by some GP after hours providers that the patient's usual GP bears the responsibility for the follow up and communication of any investigation results to the patient, arising from tests ordered by that after hours provider is ...
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Reset and recover - your wellbeing
1 Dec 2016
Summer’s here! You've been locked away studying for your exams and now they are all over, how do you unwind? #treatyourself We all need to be reminded about what we can do to make our lives easier even if those things might sometimes seem obv ...
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cosmetic-procedures
Cosmetic procedures – important update
29 Aug 2016
The new guidelines to take effect from 1 October 2016 are designed to keep patients safe, without imposing an unreasonable regulatory burden on practitioners. They apply to all medical practitioners, including specialist plastic surgeons, cosmet ...
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