Jackson calls for overhaul of system for clinical negligence claims – Litigation Futures

‘Clinical negligence claims could be handled by a tribunal under a new test for liability of whether the patient has suffered ‘reasonably avoidable injury’, Sir Rupert Jackson has proposed.’

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Litigation Futures, 17th May 2019

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Judge allows doctors to perform hysterectomy on mentally ill woman – BBC News

‘A judge has granted permission for doctors to perform a hysterectomy on a mentally ill woman.’

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BBC News, 10th May 2019

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Ep 77: Anonymity for Claimants, Anonymity for Doctors – Rajkiran Barhey – Law Pod UK

Posted May 10th, 2019 in anonymity, doctors, news by sally

‘In this episode Emma-Louise Fenelon talks to Rajkiran Barhey about two recent High Court decisions on anonymity.​’

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Law Pod UK, 30th April 2019

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Coventry fake doctor jailed for duping elderly people – BBC News

Posted May 3rd, 2019 in doctors, elderly, fraud, medicines, news, sentencing by sally

‘A “fantasist” who posed as a doctor to dupe elderly people out of money and prescribed them potentially dangerous medicine, has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 2nd May 2019

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CMC censured over ‘all birth injuries caused by negligence’ claim – Litigation Futures

‘The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has upheld a complaint against a claims management company whose advertising implied that birth injuries were only caused by medical negligence.’

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Litigation Futures, 1st May 2019

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Doctor convicted of manslaughter over six-year-old’s sepsis death is cleared to practise again – Daily Telegraph

‘The parents whose six-year-old son died when “clear” signs of sepsis were missed have heavily criticised the medical establishment after the doctor responsible was cleared to practise again.’

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Daily Telegraph, 9th April 2019

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Ex-GP practice manager fined for emailing personal data to own account without authorisation – Local Government Lawyer

Posted April 9th, 2019 in data protection, doctors, electronic mail, fines, news by sally

‘A former GP practice manager has been fined for sending personal data to her own email account without authorisation, following an investigation by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).’

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Local Government Lawyer, 8th April 2019

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Ian Paterson: ‘Sheer volume’ of victims delays breast surgeon report – BBC News

Posted April 5th, 2019 in doctors, news, sentencing, victims, wounding by tracey

‘Victims of disgraced breast surgeon Ian Paterson are still coming forward two years after he was jailed following hundreds of botched operations. The “sheer volume” of patients giving evidence to an independent inquiry has pushed back a report into his malpractice, an official said.’

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BBC News, 5th April 2019

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Schools and NHS could be held accountable over youth crime – BBC News

‘Teachers, NHS workers and police officers could be held accountable for failing to spot violent crime among young people under government plans announced on Monday.’

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BBC News, 1st April 2019

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Doctor “should have been jailed for contempt” like solicitor was – Litigation Futures

Posted March 22nd, 2019 in contempt of court, doctors, news, sentencing, solicitors, suspended sentences by tracey

‘A doctor who received a suspended sentence after running a “factory” producing 32 medical reports in a day should have been jailed like the solicitor he worked with, the Court of Appeal has ruled.’

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Litigation Futures, 21st March 2019

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Doctors’ body now ‘neutral’ on changing law on assisted dying – The Guardian

Posted March 22nd, 2019 in assisted suicide, doctors, news by tracey

‘The Royal College of Physicians has dropped its opposition to changing the law on assisted dying and taken a neutral stance on the issue.’

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The Guardian, 21st March 2019

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‘No consent’ for teeth removal op on woman who later died – BBC News

‘The mother of a disabled woman who died after all her teeth were removed says she did not consent to the operation. Rachel Johnston’s family has started a legal claim for negligence, saying medics failed to discuss risks of the treatment she had for tooth decay.’

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BBC News, 21st March 2019

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R (X) v General Medical Council General Medical Council v X – Blackstone Chambers

‘The Administrative Court has handed down judgment in the case of Dr X which raises important issues about the extent to which a regulator may have to modify its usual publication procedures for reporting disciplinary outcomes where the practitioner claims that publication would expose him or her to a real and immediate risk of death.’

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Blackstone Chambers, 11th March 2019

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Doctors’ failure to spot sepsis led to toddler’s death, coroner rules – The Guardian

‘A two-year-old girl died as a result of neglect after the gross failure of doctors to diagnose sepsis, a coroner has ruled.’

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The Guardian, 12th March 2019

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Solicitors using GDPR for medical records “is like patient request” – Litigation Futures

Posted March 8th, 2019 in data protection, doctors, medical records, news, solicitors by sally

‘The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has stepped in to calm GPs’ concerns about solicitors using the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) to obtain clients’ medical records.’

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Litigation Futures, 8th March 2019

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Medical tribunal of former Team Sky doctor Richard Freeman adjourned – The Guardian

Posted March 6th, 2019 in adjournment, disciplinary procedures, doctors, news by sally

‘The medical tribunal of the former Team Sky and British Cycling doctor Richard Freeman, which was due to hear charges that he purchased 30 sachets of banned testosterone for an unnamed rider, has been adjourned and will not be heard until later this year at the earliest.’

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The Guardian, 5th March 2019

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Keeley Barnard: Killer daughter ‘posed no risk’ to mum – BBC News

Posted March 1st, 2019 in alcoholism, doctors, domestic violence, families, murder, news by tracey

‘An alcoholic who threatened her husband with a knife “posed no risk” to her mother, who she later killed in “rage and frustration”, a report has found.’

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BBC News, 1st March 2019

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Bullying and sexual harassment ‘endemic’ in NHS hospitals – The Guardian

‘Hundreds of doctors have been accused of bullying and sexually harassing colleagues in the past five years, prompting concern that a culture of intimidation is thriving in the NHS.’

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The Guardian, 24th February 2019

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Ep. 65: General Medical Council Appeals – Robert Keller & Jeremy Hyam QC – Law Pod UK

Posted February 13th, 2019 in appeals, disciplinary procedures, doctors, employment, health, news, nurses by sally

‘Taken from our recent seminar, ‘Erasure, Remediation and Rights of Appeal in Disciplinary Proceedings’, Robert Kellar and Jeremy Hyam QC discuss appeals by the general medical council.’

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Law Pod UK, 11th February 2019

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Medical tribunal into Dr Richard Freeman case in danger of not being completed this year – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 12th, 2019 in doctors, drug abuse, limitations, news, sport, tribunals by tracey

‘Dr Richard Freeman’s medical tribunal is in serious danger of not being completed this year, Telegraph Sport understands. It raises the possibility that evidence arising from the hearing might fall outside the statute of limitations for UK Anti-Doping to act upon. Or that Team Sky might be sold or quit the sport before the case is heard.’

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Daily Telegraph, 11th February 2019

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