Welcome to Issue 22 of the Medico-Legal Magazine, produced by SpecialistInfo and publishing partner Iconic Media Solutions Ltd.
This first issue of 2023 includes articles from: Dr Rebecca Whiticar, Medicolegal Consultant, MPS, and Medical Expert Witness, shares her insight into the world of the expert witness; and Caroline Bennett, Medicolegal Risk Management and Education Consultant, asks clinicians if they should consider arming themselves with a Risk-Management Toolkit.
Also in this issue, a special ENT focus: Mr Maurice Hawthorne, Consultant In Otorhinolaryngology, James Cook University Hospital, summarises common clinical negligence cases in otorhinolaryngology; and Mr Andrew Parker, Consultant ENT Surgeon, Peak Medical Practice Ltd, Hope Valley, brings us up-to-date on noise induced hearing loss.
Finally, Jonathan Dingle, Barrister and Mediator, Normanton Chambers, London, and Training Faculty Leader, SpecialistInfo, celebrates 10 years of the Faculty of Expert Witnesses.
Once again, the magazine will be circulated to up to 30,000 people in the industry, including doctors, insurance companies, law firms and medico-legal agencies. It has a dedicated website www.medicolegalmagazine.co.uk and a page on the Medico-Legal Section of the Specialistinfo.com website, where all the back issues can be viewed. Printed copies can be ordered from Iconic Media.
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 CPD Training for expert witnesses and promote the members of the Faculty of Expert Witnesses (the FEW) to subscribers.
We welcome feedback from our readers, so please contact us with any suggestions for areas you would like to see covered in future issues or share your news and experiences with us.
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Pg 4 SpecialistInfo Medico-Legal Courses 2023 By Lisa Cheyne
Pg 6 A Risk Management Toolkit – Should I Have One and How can I get it? By Caroline Bennett
Pg 9 Many Are Called – Few Are Chosen By Jonathan Dingle FRSA
Pg 11 The World of The Expert Witness – Are You Ready to Join It? By Dr Rebecca Whiticar
Pg 14 Clinical Negligence in Otorhinolaryngology By Maurice Hawthorne FRCS(Eng) FRCS(Ed)
Pg 18 Noise Induced Hearing Loss By Mr Andrew Parker
Pg 25 Medico-Legal News By Lisa Cheyne