Welcome to Issue 11 of the Medico-Legal Magazine, produced by SpecialistInfo and publishing partner Iconic Media Solutions Ltd.
This spring issue accompanies SpecialistInfo’s Medico- Legal Conference, taking place on the 16 May 2019 at the prestigious Queen Elizabeth II Centre, Westminster, London. We have secured several high-profile speakers, including Sir Rupert Jackson as keynote speaker. Details of the programme and speakers can be found in this issue. I hope to meet you there! Also in this issue, Barrister and our Master of Ceremonies at the Conference, Jonathan Godfrey, focusses on “scope of duty” in a landmark wrongful birth case report. Enable Law Legal Director, Laurence Vick, comments on the recent first prosecution by the CQC of an NHS Trust for failing to meet its minimum “duty of candour” care standards. Clare Chapman and colleagues from BLM, examine the Sentencing Council’s new culpability levels to be applied in gross negligence manslaughter cases and consider how the GMC may interpret them in cases involving medical practitioners. We are also pleased to include articles by Skin Camouflage and STEPS Rehabilitation.
Once again, the magazine will be circulated to up to 40,000 people in the industry, including doctors, insurance companies, law firms and medico-legal agencies. It is published on the Medico-Legal Section of the Specialistinfo.com website, and printed copies can be ordered from Iconic.
Specialistinfo maintains a database of contact details for up to 90,000 UK consultants and GPs, including approximately 11,000 consultants and GPs who undertake medico-legal work. We also provide Medico-Legal courses for expert witnesses and promote the members of the Faculty of Expert Witnesses (the FEW).
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Pg4 SpecialistInfo Medico-Legal Courses Lisa Cheyne
Pg6 How New Sentencing Council Guidelines and the GMC Review Could Impact Healthcare Professionals and Organisations Convicted of Gross Negligence Manslaughter By Clare Chapman, Katie Costello and Jennifer Canavan
Pg9 Doctors’ Scope of Duty for Wrongful Birth: an Analysis of Dr Hafshah Khan v MNX [ 2018 ] EWCA Civ 2069 By Jonathan Godfrey
Pg12 CQC Bares its Teeth: a Review of the Duty of Candour 4 Years on By Laurence Vick
Pg18 In Conversation With Skin Camouflage Services By Vanessa Jane Davies
Pg20 Redefining the Rehabilitation Model By Jules Leahy and Toria Chan
Pg22 Medico-Legal Conference 2019
Pg27 Medico-Legal News By Lisa Cheyne