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Bolam, Bolitho, And Back To The Future Of Clinical Negligence
Can a doctor really be liable for being ahead of their time when treating patients?
UK
29 Aug 2019
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Patient's Secret Recording Reveals Nurse's Lack Of Candour
When a medical professional is repeatedly dishonest about their interactions with a patient, is their fitness to practise impaired on public protection grounds
UK
19 Aug 2019
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An End To The Criminal Standard Of Proof In Professional Oversight? It's Beyond Reasonable Doubt
The Legal Services Board (LSB) in England and Wales have changed the standard of proof in misconduct proceedings
UK
5 Aug 2019
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Failure To Remove Claims – The End Of The Road?
Poole Borough Council v GN and Another [2019] UKSC 25
UK
18 Jun 2019
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Nursing A Grievance: Disparity Amongst Regulators?
Doctors and nurses, like so many professionals, are subject to regulation and oversight by their professional bodies. Part of that oversight includes the prospect of fitness to practise proceedings.
UK
27 May 2019
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A Lesson For The Regulator
Most professional regulators use misconduct as a yardstick of fitness to practise. The General Teaching Council for Scotland was no different – until now. In AD v The General Teaching Council
UK
7 May 2019
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Consulting A Consultant: A Doctor's Standalone Duty Of Care
A patient is admitted to the acute assessment unit (AAU) by ambulance following numerous bouts of diarrhoea and vomiting.
UK
9 Apr 2019
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It's About Time
If a nurse appeals a decision of the Nursing and Midwifery Council to order suspension, they're placed on interim suspension pending the outcome of that appeal.
UK
28 Feb 2019
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Scottish Government To Consider Financial Redress Scheme For Historic Abuse Cases
How should victims of historic abuse be compensated?
UK
17 Sep 2018
10
Dr Bawa-Garba: A Rebalancing Of Respect For Tribunal Decisions?
The case of Dr Bawa-Garba has scarcely been out of the news over the past three years. This week's Court of Appeal decision to allow her appeal against erasure may prove to be the last chapter
UK
20 Aug 2018
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Expert Witnesses: Why Use Them?
Following on from last week's case report, where the judgement of an expert witness was called into question by the court, we thought we would take a closer look at the role of expert witnesses.
UK
20 Aug 2018
12
General Medical Council: Restrictions On Expert Reports Lifted
The General Medical Council (GMC)'s Fitness to Practise investigations often see them commissioning an expert report into a professional's conduct. While it is uncomfortable...
UK
17 Jul 2018
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Nurse's Bite Claim Proves Toothless
When a health professional is injured by a patient, who pays?
UK
20 Mar 2018
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No Immunity From Negligence For The Good Samaritan
When a charity gives advice for free, can it be sued if that advice turns out to be negligent?
UK
15 Mar 2018
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Historic Abuse Claims To Expand Significantly In Scotland – And Elsewhere
2017 is ending with a raft of allegations of sexual abuse across newspapers and the media – most notably in high-profile sectors like politics and the entertainment industry.
UK
20 Dec 2017
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Conflicting Duties – When Is Confidentiality Not Absolute?
In ABC v St George's Healthcare NHS Trust and Others, the Court of Appeal found that it was fair, just and reasonable to impose a duty of care on a doctor to inform a patient's daughter...
UK
21 Jun 2017
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The Ball's In Your Court
Defenders should seize the opportunity to seek assertive case management of complex negligence claims, following Lord Glennie's comments in JD v Lothian Health Board [2017] CSIH 27.
UK
2 Jun 2017
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Too Radical, Too Late
Can a pursuer bring in a new case by amendment after the triennium has expired? It is a matter for the court's discretion, Lady Stacey reminds us in Sellar –v- Greater Glasgow Health Board [2017] CSOH 56.
UK
24 Apr 2017
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Hand On Heart: Credibility Of Pursuer's Evidence Crucial To Causation In Consent Cases
In Malone –v- Greater Glasgow and Clyde Health Board [2017] CSOH 31, the Court of Session considered informed consent to diagnostic medical procedures.
UK
19 Apr 2017
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Professional Advice Can Be Taxing - Don't Sweat It
When a professional provides negligent advice they may be liable for consequent loss. But is the professional liable for the distress caused by their negligent advice?
UK
1 Feb 2017
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