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Medco is the new system for soft tissue injury medical reports

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MedCo is the new system to facilitate the sourcing of medical reports in soft tissue injury claims (such as whiplash) brought under the MoJ’s Pre-Action Protocol for Low Value Personal Injury Claims in Road Traffic Accidents. The new system went ..

Legal Aid Agency (LAA) revised guidance about funding expert witnesses

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Genral practioners GPs doctors will be interested in revised guidance on expert witnesses from the Legal Aid Agency. On 5 September 2014 the Legal Aid Agency (LAA) published revised guidance about expert witnesses in cases funded by legal aid. The ..

Extra questions on an expert report

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General practitioner GP doctors often ask: Who pays for extra questions on the expert reprt? After completing a report for a claimant solicitor, the expert often receives a list of questions-someimes a long list of questions, taking some time to answer because they ..

In Medicine: There must be an app for that!

There was a fascinating session at the BMA conference in Liverpool on technological advances which have changed the face of medicine. The sessions was presented by Jason Bradbury on exponential growth, which sees the number of innovations double every 18 ..

New drug-driving law

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Drugs and driving: the law A new offence of drug driving, which came into force 2 March 2015, makes it illegal to drive with more than a specified amount of some controlled drugs in the blood. Patients may ask for ..

Driving laws abroad

General practitioners GPs and doctor advise patients about driving. Patients driving abroad or hiring a car need to be mindful of international driving laws. Norway In Norway it is compulsory and legal requirement to keep your headlights on 24 hours ..

NICE guidelines for GP suspecting cancer are symptom based.

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NICE guidelines recommend general practitioners GPs are able to request some ‘direct access’ tests urgently. The main NICE recommendations are largely unchanged from the draft NICE guidelines published November 2014, and effectively lower the risk threshold at which patients are referred for ..

NICE guidance based on symptoms for GPs to suspect and diagnose cancer

As a GP general practitioner, I was interested in this NICE guidance based on symptoms in order to suspect and diagnose cancer. Dr Steve Hajioff, is the chair of the expert group who developed the guideline. The guidance will also ..

Dr Martin Harris addresses BMA conference on DoLS Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards

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Dr Martin Harris GP and elected representative spoke at the BMA annual conference in Liverpool about Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS). this was originally intended to benefit the patient, providing assessment and funding care. Unfortunately with a death is non suspicious such as dementia, ..

KEEP TAKING THE DRUGS-IF YOU CAN GET THEM

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  There has been an increasing shortage of the supply of drugs and medicines over the last five years, but this problem has become significantly worse over the last year. As a general practitioner GP in London and doctor this affects ..