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 - Plastic Surgery

Before COVID-19, long waiting lists for plastic surgery for non-urgent cases were not unheard of, with clinic appointments taking place anywhere between 1-12 weeks from referral and from thereon, up to 6 months waiting for the operation itself.

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Acute

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

The field of acute medicine has historically been extremely busy, even before COVID-19, with clinicians accustomed to patients presenting with an array of medical issues and complications, all requiring a quick diagnosis so that they can be cared for by the right clinicians.

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The Importance of early Diagnoses and Treatment of Antiphospholipid Syndrome

The Importance of early Diagnoses and Treatment of Antiphospholipid Syndrome

This clinical article, written by our Partner, TMLEP, focuses on Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS) and how early diagnosis can increase treatment options.

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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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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