Welcome to Issue 17 of the Medico-Legal Magazine, produced by SpecialistInfo and publishing partner Iconic Media Solutions Ltd.
This issue of the magazine includes a summary of the Medico-Legal Conference held in June. Vinod Nargund, Consultant Urological Surgeon, highlights the best ways to avoid and handle patient complaints or litigation. Beth Poland, indemnity expert from Servca, discusses the indemnity insurance options in healthcare.
Also in this issue, regular contributor and healthcare law expert, Laurence Vick, completes his 2-part article on safety issues arising with clinical guidelines and protocols.
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 2020 Lisa Cheyne
Pg7 Avoiding Patient Complaints and Litigation By Vinod Nargund PhD FRCSEd FRCSUrol FEBU
Pg13 Clinical Guidelines 2 - the Potential Flaws in Clinical Guidelines: the Stenting v Surgery Controversy By Laurence Vick
Pg19 What are the Legal Requirements and Options Surrounding Medical Malpractice Insurance? By Bethan Poland
Pg21 Medico-Legal News By Lisa Cheyne