25. Concurrent causes; joint tortfeasors.

The liability of an individual practitioner for the negligence of other persons depends upon the relationship between him and them1. The relationship between a practitioner and a nurse in a hospital is not, as a general rule, such that the practitioner is liable for the negligence of the nurse in carrying out, or failing to carry out, his instructions2. An employer's duty of care towards his employee may extend to responsibility for injuries to a doctor endeavouring to rescue the employee from imminent peril due to the employer's negligence3.

Where practitioners are practising in partnership4, the partnership will be liable