Welcome to Issue 23 of the Medico-Legal Magazine, produced by SpecialistInfo and publishing partner Iconic Media Solutions Ltd.
This Conference issue of 2023 includes the following articles: Professor Matthew Reed, Emergency Medicine Consultant, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, discusses how to reduce misdiagnosis of acute aortic disease; and
Alexander Acaster, Chief Operating Officer, TMLEP, shares his insight on how AI could transform the medico-legal sector.
Also in this issue, Dr Megan Smith, Consultant Anaesthetist and Barrister, announces the launch of the campaign group EveryDoctor’s NHS whistleblowing platform; and
Stephen Hooper, Senior Associate, Clyde & Co LLP, discusses patient consent and confidentiality.
Finally, Mr Amar Alwitry, Consultant Ophthalmologist, summarises the most common reasons for ophthalmology litigation.
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 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 courses for expert witnesses and promote the members of the Faculty of Expert Witnesses (the FEW).
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Pg 4 SpecialistInfo Medico-Legal Courses 2023 By Lisa Cheyne
Pg 6 Unlocking the Potential: How AI can Transform the Medico-Legal Sector By Alexander Acaster
Pg 8 A Taste of Ophthalmology Litigation By Mr Amar Alwitry
Pg 13 Reducing Misdiagnosis of Aortic Dissection By Professor Matthew Reed
Pg 20 Whistleblowing in an NHS in Crisis By Dr Megan Smith
Pg 26 Confidentiality & Consent: What is Expected, and When is it Safe to Override Them? By Stephen Hooper
Pg 30 Medico-Legal News By Lisa Cheyne