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A doctor who doesn’t believe she is ill

The newly published 2021 NICE guideline on ME/CFS calls for a change in culture, from one of stigma and disbelief to one which listens to the patient. Doctors with M.E. starts by listening to one patient’s story. Dr. Hng collapses at work and still doesn’t know she is ill. She doesn’t call for help. She…Continue readingA doctor who doesn’t believe she is ill

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Compliance Education

Compliance, medico-legal considerations and enforceable obligations

Unmanaged post-viral disease liability, risk exposure and rising pandemic exposure (draft) Compliance obligations for professionals, operational and expertise risks in practice management, social care, occupational health intermediation, insurance underwriting, claims management and reinsurance Summary The role of habitualised unlawful clinical judgement and discrimination that leads to elevated probability of evidentiable malpractice is outlined. Obligations and…Continue readingCompliance, medico-legal considerations and enforceable obligations

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Compliance

Obligation to recognise ME/CFS patient housebound or carer status

House bound status Not accounting for the housebound or bed bound status of a patient when determining treatment or eligibility of a patient can add to or substantiate claims of liability, for resultant harm and financial loss, and/or for discrimination claims. It is extremely common that practitioners / their practices fall foul of these obligations,…Continue readingObligation to recognise ME/CFS patient housebound or carer status