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What to expect if requested to give witness evidence at a Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service hearing
Witnesses of fact are a key part of hearings held by the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service. A hearing which determines whether, or not, a doctor is fit to practise medicine. Here, we consider the process and what is expected of a witness asked to be involved in a MPTS hearing.
Healthcare Brief latest decisions – May 2022
A roundup of recent court decisions raising issues relating to non-delegable duty of care; the reintroduction of a claim following earlier discontinuance; secondary victim claims and clinical negligence; and future care and capacity.
Case review 05/04/2022
High Court refuses reintroduction of clinical negligence claim following earlier discontinuance
In this case, the High Court refused the claimant’s application seeking permission to reintroduce a claim against the defendant after discontinuing the original claim 14 years earlier.
The NHS’s commitment to a sustainable future: ‘net-zero’ and the role of technology, innovation and people
In its report ‘Delivering a ‘Net Zero’ National Health Service’ published on 1 October 2020, the NHS made the historic commitment to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions to net-zero by 2040 - the first national health service in the world to set such a goal – and set out its approach. This will require a major transformation: from the way the NHS provides care, to the types of medicines used and its supply chains, to how the NHS estate and supporting facilities services are managed.
COVID-19: the postponement of non-urgent procedures and ensuring appropriate priority for clinically urgent treatment
COVID-19 is an unprecedented public health emergency - it is likely to be the biggest challenge the NHS and private healthcare providers have faced and has necessitated extensive reallocation of resources.
Case review 05/10/2018
Trial win on informed consent case
This recent case provides helpful guidance for clinicians on the law of informed consent post-Montgomery.