Welcome to Issue 14 of the Medico-Legal Magazine, produced by SpecialistInfo and publishing partner Iconic Media Solutions Ltd.
We'd like to pass on our gratitude and thanks to all of the hardworking NHS staff and medical professionals who are selflessly guiding us through the current Covid-19 pandemic. Our thoughts and best wishes are with you all.
This first issue of 2020 includes articles from Stephen Hooper, of Hempsons Solicitors, on the importance of expert witnesses knowing their limits when accepting an instruction to write a Medico-Legal report. Also in this issue, healthcare law expert, Laurence Vick, Consultant Solicitor, comments on the reaction to the Independent Inquiry report into the Ian Paterson, breast surgeon case, that was published on 4 February 2020 and the reforms needed in private healthcare if we are to avoid similar scandals in the future. We are also pleased to include an article by Peter Rudd-Clarke, Legal Director and Emma Kislingbury, Associate Solicitor, from Reynolds Porter Chamberlain (RPC) LLP, looking at why clinicians and manufacturers must collaborate to mitigate Artificial Intelligence risks.
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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Pg 8 SpecialistInfo Medico-Legal Courses 2020 Nicola Guy
Pg 10 Lessons from Paterson: The Need for Private Healthcare Providers to Have Skin in the Game By Laurence Vick
Pg 17 Mediating Online in the Covid-19 Environment By Mia Forbes Pirie and Graham Ross
Pg 20 IN IT TOGETHER - Why Clinicians and Manufacturers Must Collaborate to Mitigate Artificial Intelligence Risks By Peter Rudd-Clarke and Emma Kislingbury
Pg 22 Duties of an Expert Witness: the Importance of Knowing Your Limits By Stephen Hooper
Pg 24 Medico-Legal News By Lisa Cheyne and Nicola Guy