Helping to improve clinical risk, reduce litigation risk and improve healthcare standards.

Helping Manage Clinical Risk, Reduce Litigation Risk and Improve Healthcare Standards

Our latest clinical risk alerts are based on advanced claims intelligence provided by our Lead Clinical Partner, TMLEP. These are provided to all our policyholders to help keep clinical practice reactive to emerging clinical risk trends, ensuring we can help create a safer clinical world. Please feel free to browse a selection of our recent alerts below.

COVID-19

A Series: COVID-19 and its Impact on the NHS – GPs

THEMIS has analysed specific COVID-19 cases and interviewed practising GP’s to determine what the emerging litigation risks are arising from COVID-19, in order to explore whether there is a way to prevent these from developing.

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Pharmacy

Preventing Missed Prescriptions on Admission to a Mental Health Ward

In this article, THEMIS discusses the importance of making sure patients admitted to a mental health unit have access to their usual medication.

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Pre-operative Counselling

The Importance of Pre-operative Counselling of a STARR Procedure

This clinical risk alert from our lead clinical partner, TMLEP, explores the importance of pre-operative counselling of a STARR procedure. A STARR procedure is a stapled trans-anal resection of the rectum which is performed in patients with symptoms of obstructed defecation syndrome associated with internal rectal prolapse or rectocele. Prior to surgery conservative measures should be instituted and a proctogram should be undertaken to confirm internal prolapse.

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Management of Extravasation

The Management of Extravasation of Chemotherapy Agents

This clinical risk alert from our lead clinical partner, TMLEP, covers the management of of Extravasation of Chemotherapy Agents. Extravasation is the leakage of fluids from a vein into the surrounding tissues and is a recognised complication of insertion of a cannula. Chemotherapy agents are cytotoxic in that they have anti-cancer activity, but also have the potential to cause tissue destruction if they extravasate into surrounding tissues when being administered.

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Lumbar Surgery

The Importance of Lumbar Surgery Follow Up

This clinical risk alert from our lead clinical partner, TMLEP, looks into the importance of lumbar surgery follow up. Lumbar Surgery is surgery to the lumbar spine and adjacent levels including T12 and S1. Due to the extensive number of risks associated with such a significant procedure, it is important that appropriate follow up is provided to a patient who undertakes this.

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Sepsis

The Importance of Initiating the Sepsis Six

This clinical risk alert from our lead clinical partner, TMLEP, explores the importance of initiating the Sepsis Six. In order to diagnose Septicaemia, the patient will require a full history and examination including blood tests to look for signs of infection, as well as an examination of Urea and Electrolytes to look at Kidney Function.

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Mr Charles Willis-Owen BM BCh MA (Hons Oxon) MFSEM (UK) FRCS (Tr & Orth), Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon Royal Bournemouth Hospital

Enhancing Risk Management for Policyholders

By offering policyholders complimentary access to the very latest healthcare analytics updates from TMLEP, policyholders are kept up to date with access to clinical risk alerts that may impact their practice. As a THEMIS policyholder, this keeps clinical practice responsive to emerging trends that could lead to claims.

Mr Charles Willis-Owen BM BCh MA (Hons Oxon) MFSEM (UK) FRCS (Tr & Orth), Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon Royal Bournemouth Hospital