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Complaints against the NHS
Complaints against the NHS
Practice notes

This Practice Note deals with the NHS complaints procedure, relevant legislation, local resolution and independent review by the Ombudsman, private patients and the care quality commission.

Duty of care and breach in clinical negligence claims
Duty of care and breach in clinical negligence claims
Practice notes

This Practice Note relates to clinical negligence claims and deals with the duty of care, the standard of care, breach of duty, the Bolam test, junior and senior doctors and the burden of proof.

Learning and qualification for medicine in England and Wales
Learning and qualification for medicine in England and Wales
Practice notes

This Practice Note explains the requirements for studying medicine, including the academic and pre-clinical and clinical training, fields covered, levels of specialism, different specialties within hospitals and examples of the type of claim that can arise as well as dealing with the different royal colleges for various clinicians.

Medical records and disclosure in clinical negligence cases
Medical records and disclosure in clinical negligence cases
Practice notes

This Practice Note deals with the disclosure of medical records in clinical negligence claims. Specific issues which are considered in detail include the right to disclosure of GP and hospital records, the ownership thereof, the GDPR, the Data Protection Act 2018, the Access to Health Records Act 1990, the evidential status of medical records, disclosure, inspection, reasons for withholding inspection, disclosure against non parties and sanctions.

Medical records—common abbreviations
Medical records—common abbreviations
Practice notes

This Practice Note contains a list of common medical abbreviations and symbols that can be found in clinical records.

The Pre-Action Protocol for the Resolution of Clinical Disputes—pre-6 April 2015 [Archived]
The Pre-Action Protocol for the Resolution of Clinical Disputes—pre-6 April 2015 [Archived]
Practice notes

Archived: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained. It deals with the clinical disputes protocol, obtaining medical records, the letter of claim, the NHSLA, offers to settle, time periods, experts, ADR and costs penalties for failure to comply with the protocol.

Claim against an employer by an employee who slipped while working in a kitchen
Claim against an employer by an employee who slipped while working in a kitchen
Precedents

This is a precedent particulars of claim against an employer by an employee who slipped while working in a kitchen.

Claim against an employer on behalf of an employee who was attacked at work by a patient
Claim against an employer on behalf of an employee who was attacked at work by a patient
Precedents

This Precedent outlines the particulars of claim for a healthcare assistant who was attacked at work by a patient. The Precedent is drafted for incidents occurring post 1 October 2013 and the introduction of section 69 of the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013. The particulars of negligence are detailed together with the breaches of statutory duty set out in the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 as evidence of that negligence.

Letter of claim against GP for failing to refer
Letter of claim against GP for failing to refer
Precedents

This clinical negligence precedent letter of claim can be used for a claim against a General Practitioner (GP) for failing to refer a patient or it can be adapted for other similar claims against a GP.

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