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We examine the approach to indemnifying healthcare professionals in respect of clinical negligence claims arising out of COVID-19 globally and consider what options are available in the UK.
The COVID-19 pandemic has created an unprecedented challenge for healthcare professionals and the NHS as a whole. We examine the indemnity position, applicable standard of care and the approach of regulators.
The Honourable Mr Justice Hayden, Vice President of the Court of Protection, has issued updated guidance on applications relating to serious medical treatment.
Case review 20/11/2019
High Court decision relating to medical decisions and a child’s best interests.
In 2013, the Supreme Court established the test for deciding whether a particular course of treatment is in a patient’s best interests in Aintree University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust v James.