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September 8, 2011
Practices advised to think through consequences of responding "rashly" on websites for fear of landing themselves in "hot water"

Practices are advised to be cautious in responding to patient complaints on social networking websites for fear of landing themselves in "hot water".

An increase in patients turning to social media to voice their criticisms and complaints has brought about a risk for doctors, claims the Medical Protection Society (MPS).

The MPS is urging doctors to think through the consequences of posting potentially damaging knee-jerk responses to criticism.

August 3, 2010
The record £15 billion set aside for NHS claims , highlights the need to tackle the increasing cost of clinical negligence claims.

The unprecedented record of £15bn in legal costs, reported in the The NHS Litigation Authority (NHSLA): Report and Accounts 2010, has stirred up a reaction from the Medical Protection Society (MPS), which believes action is needed to tackle the increasing cost of clinical negligence claims.

October 19, 2007
Put up or shut up, says GP, who calls on health professionals to put themselves forward as candidates in their constituencies

A GP in Northumberland has appealed for healthcare workers to stand as MPs, saying this will offer the electorate a better choice of health and other policies than those on offer from the established parties.

Dr Steven Ford, writing in this week's British Medical Journal (BMJ), says he himself intends to stand at the next general election.