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The Medical Innovation Bill - will it ever be a good idea?

  • Kingsley Napley
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  • United Kingdom
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  • December 12 2014

The Report Stage of the Medical Innovation Bill begins today, on Friday 12 December. Lord Saatchi has submitted further amendments to the Bill, which

Effect on the registrant can be relevant when considering appropriate sanction

  • Penningtons Manches LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • December 10 2014

A trainee doctor who was suspended following a finding of dishonesty has succeeded in his appeal to have the issue of sanction remitted for further

Expert witness subject to fitness to practise proceedings

  • Penningtons Manches LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • December 10 2014

A consultant psychiatrist, Dr P, succeeded in his appeal against a suspension order of three months which was imposed after allegations relating to

Dishonesty, impairment and insight

  • Penningtons Manches LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • December 10 2014

The Court of Appeal has upheld the decisions of a fitness to practise panel and the High Court that a trainee doctor had acted dishonestly and

Chambers 2015 - clinical negligence: mainly claimant overview

  • Anthony Gold Solicitors
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  • United Kingdom
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  • November 28 2014

In July 2014 the NHS Litigation Authority (NHSLA) published its annual Report and accounts for 201314. It makes for an interesting window into the

What does an institutional duty of candour mean for patients?

  • Kingsley Napley
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  • United Kingdom
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  • November 27 2014

Individual doctors have long had responsibility to let patients know when something has gone wrong. This is embodied in General Medical Council

Consent in clinical negligence claims

  • Anthony Gold Solicitors
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  • United Kingdom
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  • November 27 2014

Consent in clinical negligence claims can be a thorny issue. To begin with, what does the term "consent" mean? The starting point is that an adult of

The importance of wording in fitness to practise allegations

  • Kingsley Napley
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  • United Kingdom
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  • November 25 2014

A Fitness to Practise Panel (FTPP) of the respondent GMC had determined that the appellant doctor's fitness to practise had been impaired as a result

Close the loophole on therapists and counsellors

  • Kingsley Napley
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  • United Kingdom
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  • November 21 2014

When Tina Welch complained about her therapist John Clapham sexually assaulting her, the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy

Laughton v Shalaby

  • Clyde & Co LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • November 18 2014

This is a clinical negligence case. The claimant sought to adduce evidence of (amongst other things) the doctor’s alleged incompetence in other cases