Annual healthcare seminar programme 2023

Breaches of duty in A&E

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Kennedys' healthcare team are delighted to be hosting the second session of our annual healthcare seminar programme 2023, which will be held virtually on Wednesday 22 February 2023.

Guest speaker: Dr Rebecca Whiticar, Consultant in A&E

Dr Rebecca Whiticar MBBChir FRCEM MRCPath(ME) GDL DLM has worked in the specialty of emergency medicine for the last 20 years. After graduating from Cambridge Clinical School, she completed her specialty training in emergency medicine in the Oxford Deanery before taking up her first Consultant post at Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in 2013.

In 2016 after moving her Consultant post to Imperial College NHS Healthcare Trust, Rebecca started work as an expert witness with TMLEP and expanded her interest in medical law. Academically she has maintained her professional development in law by gaining a graduate diploma in law (University of Law 2019), the Diploma of Legal Medicine (FFLM 2020) and being called to the Bar (Middle Temple Spring 2022) after completing the BPTC (UWE 2021).

Rebecca has developed a portfolio medicolegal career. She started work as a Medicolegal Consultant for Medical Protection in February 2022 assisting their members with both non-claim and claim matters. Alongside this role and her expert witness work, she still maintains her clinical work as a substantive NHS Consultant in emergency medicine at the Major Trauma Centre in Wales, University Hospital Wales and works as a Medical Examiner for NHS Wales.

Rebecca is passionate about educating other Consultants about working as an expert witness and creating portfolio careers to help sustain a long career within the NHS.

This session will be chaired by Christopher Malla.