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Record personal injury damage award
  • RPC
  • United Kingdom
  • December 7 2012

Allianz, the defendant insurers in Collier v A Norton, were ordered to pay a lump sum of £7.25 million in addition to annual payments of £270,000 to 17-year-old pupil of Cheltenham Ladies College, Agnes Collier


What is “revalidation”?
  • RPC
  • United Kingdom
  • December 7 2012

Revalidation is the process by which the General Medical Council (GMC) will confirm the continuation of a doctor’s licence to practise in the UK


Complaints about doctors hit record levels
  • RPC
  • United Kingdom
  • October 18 2012

The General Medical Council received 8,781 complaints in 2011, an increase of 23 from 2010


Withdrawal of life-saving treatment “do not resuscitate” orders
  • RPC
  • United Kingdom
  • October 18 2012

Do Not Resuscitate orders have recently become the subject of much debate


Unauthorised access to medical records
  • RPC
  • United Kingdom
  • October 18 2012

In Grinyer v Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust 2011 the court considered the effects of an employee’s unauthorised access to medical records, and suitable damages under the Data Protection Act


Recent cases and other news
  • RPC
  • United Kingdom
  • September 19 2012

This personal injury claim gave the Court of Appeal the opportunity to set guidelines on the measure of general damages


Implications of the government review into the cosmetic surgery industry
  • RPC
  • United Kingdom
  • September 19 2012

Earlier this month it was announced that Sir Bruce Keogh, the NHS medical director, will lead a review into the cosmetic surgery industry


Regulator’s delay
  • RPC
  • United Kingdom
  • July 9 2012

In this case, a nurse M contested an NMC application to extend by 12 months an interim suspension order on the basis of significant delays by the NMC in the course of the regulatory proceedings


Mental capacity
  • RPC
  • United Kingdom
  • July 9 2012

The Court of Appeal has held that an elderly woman had not validly consented to moving to a care home after being bullied to do so by her son


Failure to diagnose ectopic pregnancy
  • RPC
  • United Kingdom
  • July 9 2012

Claimant’s solicitors have reported a £7,500 out of court settlement following a delay in diagnosing an ectopic pregnancy in February 2010