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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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Regulators Reflect On Reflections
Ever since the case of Bawa-Garba doctors have been concerned that their personal reflective notes will be used as evidence against them by their regulator. Now, however
UK
2 Jul 2019
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Allegations Of Dishonesty: Insight Without Admission?
If a doctor denies dishonesty, in the teeth of a Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service (MPTS) finding to the contrary, can they ever demonstrate that they are now fit to practise?
UK
11 Jun 2019
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Single Clinical Incidents: No Longer A Concern For The GMC?
The GMC have announced procedural changes in a bid to reduce the number of investigations into single clinical incidents. After a two-year pilot study,
UK
16 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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Only Human After All…
The General Medical Council has announced that all of their fitness to practise decision makers, case examiners and clinical experts are to receive human factors training.
UK
13 Nov 2018
9
Some Uwen, Some You Lose
Where a doctor is referred to an interim orders tribunal by the General Medical Council, it is essential that they provide the panel with all relevant information to support their position.
UK
19 Oct 2018
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A Warning About Warnings
The General Dental Council now has a mechanism for seeking a review of a warning issued by the investigating committee (now case examiners).
UK
10 Oct 2018
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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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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
13
GMC: Making Fitness To Practise Fit For Practice
The General Medical Council (GMC) has implemented changes to their Fitness to Practise processes in an effort to reduce the impact and stress of their investigations on doctors.
UK
30 May 2018
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Computer Says No: Liability For System Failures
Last week hundreds of thousands of NHS patients in England discovered they were potentially at risk due to missed invitations to breast screenings.
UK
15 May 2018
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If In Doubt, Sit Them Out
Sports medics and the teams that employ them must keep up to date with changing guidelines on concussion or risk high-profile legal claims.
UK
21 Mar 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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Held To Account – Time To Regulate The Associate Healthcare Professions?
Just before Christmas, the Department of Health's consultation on the regulation of medical associate professions in the UK closed.
UK
8 Jan 2018
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What You Don't Know Can't Hurt You… Or Can It?
Delivering bad news is never easy, but doctors cannot hide from this important aspect of the job. Delaying a difficult conversation may be tempting, but when does that delay become negligent?
UK
27 Dec 2017
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Protecting Medical Data – Are You GDPR-Ready?
BBC News recently highlighted a stark example of a failure to protect sensitive data. The DVLA sent a letter about a driving license to "multiple sclerosis Caron Garrod."
UK
19 Dec 2017
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Meadows V Khan: Compensation For Risks Acceptable To The Patient
A doctor fails to warn a patient of a risk. If warned, the patient would have accepted the risk. The risk materialises and the patient suffers harm. Should they be able to recover damages?
UK
18 Dec 2017
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