Working group makes 22 recommendations to tackle shortage of medical experts prepared to work with family courts – Local Government Lawyer

Posted December 6th, 2019 in contract of employment, doctors, expert witnesses, family courts, news by sally

‘A working group seeking solutions to the dearth of medical experts willing to work in the family courts has made 22 recommendations for change including a simpler process for payment and allowing courts work to be part of employment contracts.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 5th December 2019

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Blow for Richard Freeman case after Sutton evidence ruled admissible – The Guardian

Posted December 6th, 2019 in admissibility, doctors, drug abuse, evidence, news, professional conduct, sport by sally

‘Shane Sutton’s evidence at the hearing of former Team Sky and British Cycling doctor Richard Freeman is admissible, a tribunal has ruled.’

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The Guardian, 6th December 2019

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Slough gynaecologist jailed for secretly filming nurse during sex – BBC News

Posted December 6th, 2019 in doctors, news, sentencing, voyeurism by sally

‘A gynaecologist who used glasses with a hidden camera to film himself having sex with a student nurse has been jailed for 14 months.’

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BBC News, 5th December 2019

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Doctors may face suspension over NHS ‘worst maternity scandal’ – The Guardian

‘Doctors who saw but did not report babies and mothers receiving poor care during the NHS’s worst maternity scandal could be suspended or struck off, the General Medical Council has warned. The medical profession’s regulator has asked NHS bosses for details of any doctor they believe may have ignored their professional duty to raise the alarm about threats to patient safety at the Shrewsbury and Telford NHS hospital trust (SaTH).’

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The Guardian, 20th November 2019

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George Swift 2019 Lecture – Henderson Chambers

‘Kenneth Hamer gave the George Swift 2019 Lecture at the University of Southampton to the Royal College of General Practitioners, Wessex Faculty, on “The Implications of Bawa-Garba and the Boundaries of Professional Conduct”.’

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Henderson Chambers, 11th October 2019

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Home Office overturns NHS eye doctor’s visa refusal – The Guardian

Posted October 18th, 2019 in doctors, immigration, news, visas by tracey

‘The Home Office has overturned its ban on an NHS eye doctor returning to Britain after the Guardian highlighted his case. Dr Chan, 38, who does not want to reveal his first name or exact Asian country of origin, was initially refused a new visa after he made a small error in his application, but he was told on Thursday that he would be allowed to re-enter the country.’

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The Guardian, 17th October 2019

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Healthcare-workers and transgender clients: Mackereth – Law & Religion UK

‘In Dr David Mackereth v The Department for Work and Pensions & Anor [2019] ET 1304602/2018, Dr Mackereth had been recruited by Advanced Personnel Management Group (’APM’) as a Health and Disabilities Assessor (‘HAD’) on behalf of the DWP [3]. He was contracted to assess individuals on behalf of the DWP who were contemplating, undergoing or had undergone gender reassignment. However, as a result of his Christian beliefs he refused, in conscience, to refer to clients using the pronoun of their choice – as the DWP required. It later became apparent the issue also extended to styles and titles of address [8]. He was suspended and, ultimately, sacked [17].’

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Law & Religion UK, 6th October 2019

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Tafida Raqeeb: Brain-damaged girl can go abroad for treatment – BBC News

Posted October 3rd, 2019 in children, doctors, families, islamic law, medical treatment, news by tracey

‘The parents of a brain-damaged girl will be allowed to take her abroad to continue her treatment, the High Court has ruled.’

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BBC News, 3rd October 2019

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Christian doctor who refused to call transgender woman ‘she’ loses employment tribunal – The Independent

‘A doctor who refused to call a transgender woman “she” because of his Christian faith has lost his employment tribunal.’

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The Independent, 3rd October 2019

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Home Office reverses deportation threat to Liverpool doctor – BBC News

Posted October 3rd, 2019 in deportation, doctors, government departments, immigration, news, visas by tracey

‘The Home Office has reversed a decision to order a young doctor to leave the country.’

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BBC News, 2nd October 2019

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GP surgeries deny care to vulnerable people without ID documents – The Guardian

Posted September 24th, 2019 in doctors, health, homelessness, identification, medical treatment, news, travellers by tracey

‘Many practices are refusing to take new patients without checks that breach NHS rules.’

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The Guardian, 24th September 2019

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Naomi McLoughlin discusses the case of Re F (A Child) (Fact-Finding Appeal) (2019) – Park Square Barristers

Posted August 29th, 2019 in care orders, child abuse, doctors, expert witnesses, family courts, news by sally

‘The Court of Appeal declines to give guidance on whether a treating clinician who was also an expert would, in some cases, be able to give expert evidence without meeting the requirements of Part 25. It did recommend input by the President’s working group on the issue.’

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Park Square Barristers, 27th August 2019

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Public sector to launch ‘mass legal battle’ over pension reforms – The Guardian

‘Mass legal claims on behalf of teachers and doctors alleging that changes to their pensions in 2015 were discriminatory are being launched against the government.’

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The Guardian, 27th August 2019

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‘With great power comes great responsibility’ – contributory negligence post-Montgomery – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted August 22nd, 2019 in birth, contribution, doctors, hospitals, medical treatment, negligence, news by sally

‘Regardless of whether one attributes this famous quote to Voltaire or Spider-Man, the sentiment is the same. Power and responsibility should be in equilibrium. More power than responsibility leads to decision-making with little concern for the consequences and more responsibility than power leads to excessive caution. This article argues that there is now a disequilibrium in the NHS, which is the root cause for defensive medical practice and the growing NHS litigation bill.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 21st August 2019

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The death of the ‘right to silence’ in regulatory proceedings? – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted August 12th, 2019 in doctors, news, professional conduct, self-incrimination by tracey

‘Two recent cases have important consequences for regulated professionals who fail to participate in regulatory hearings. In Kuzmin v. GMC [2019] EWHC 2129 (Admin) the issue was whether a tribunal can draw adverse inferences if a doctor declines to give evidence. Sanusi v. GMC [2019] EWCA Civ 1172 concerned the tribunal’s duty of procedural fairness where a professional fails to attend the hearing at all.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 9th August 2019

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Tafida Raqeeb: family to fight NHS in court in effort to save daughter – The Guardian

Posted August 7th, 2019 in children, doctors, families, hospitals, medical treatment, news, personal injuries by tracey

‘The family of a seriously ill five-year-old girl are taking on an NHS trust in court to try to force doctors to release her for what they believe would be life-saving treatment abroad.’

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The Guardian, 6th August 2019

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Junior doctors win “significant victory” in rest breaks appeal – Local Government Lawyer

Posted August 1st, 2019 in appeals, doctors, health & safety, news, precedent, standards, trade unions by tracey

‘Junior doctors in Derby have won a ‘precedent setting’ Court of Appeal case over the monitoring of rest breaks.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 31st July 2019

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GP who “involves his Christian faith” with patient consultations investigated by medical watchdog – Daily Telegraph

‘A GP who allegedly involves his Christian faith in consultations with his patients is under investigation by the medical watchdog.’

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Daily Telegraph, 23rd June 2019

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Ep 83: Scope of Duty and Causation: Chester v Afshar revisited – Part 2 – Law Pod UK

Posted June 13th, 2019 in causation, doctors, duty of care, negligence, news by sally

‘In this episode we are bringing the second of two highlights from the recent one crown office row’s seminar – Scope of Duty and Causation: Chester v Afshar revisited. Dominic Ruck Keene dicusses the effects of the case.’

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Law Pod UK, 10th June 2019

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Ep 82: Scope of Duty and Causation: Chester v Afshar revisited – Part 1 – Law Pod UK

Posted June 13th, 2019 in causation, doctors, duty of care, negligence, news by sally

‘In this episode we are bringing the first of two highlights from the recent 1COR seminar – Scope of Duty and Causation: Chester v Afshar revisited. We hear from Jonathan Metzer as he gives his interpretation of the case.’

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Law Pod UK, 10th June 2019

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