Welcome to the ninth issue of the Medico-Legal Magazine, produced by SpecialistInfo and publishing partner Iconic Media Solutions Ltd.
In this autumn issue of 2018, Laura McIntyre, from Hempsons Solicitors, presents an overview of the events leading to Dr Bawa-Garba's conviction for gross negligence manslaughter, and her resulting successful appeal not to be removed from the GMC’s Medical Register. Her colleague from Hempsons, Chloe Davies, reports on the landmark fundamental dishonesty case of Sandip Singh Atwal, who was sentenced to three months in jail for his deliberate attempt to defraud the NHS and deceive the Court. Enable Law Legal Director Laurence Vick comments on who should foot the bill when outsourcing by the NHS goes wrong. Dr Rajesh Munglani, Pain Consultant, speaker and organiser of the upcoming Cambridge Medico-Legal Conference, discusses consent issues in the area of pain management. We are also pleased to include an article by Dr Chris Bass, Consultant Liaison Psychiatrist, on Complex Regional Pain Syndrome in the medico-legal setting.
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 By Lisa Cheyne
Pg6 Immediate Custodial Sentence for those who Submit Fraudulent Claims Against the NHS By Chloe Davies
Pg9 NHS Outsourcing: Who Foots the Bill when it all goes Wrong? By Laurence Vick
Pg11 CRPS in the Medicolegal Setting: Experts need to Consider a Range of Opinion By Dr Christopher Bass
Pg14 A Summary of the Dr Bawa-Garba Case; Should a Doctor’s Gross Negligence Manslaughter Conviction Lead to Automatic Erasure from the GMC Register? By Laura McIntyre
Pg17 Consent in Pain Medicine By Dr Rajesh Munglani
Pg20 Medico-Legal News By Lisa Cheyne