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Are there any specific guidelines or recommendations from any official body, which state explicitly that clinicians have a responsibility to put in place a safe and appropriate care pathway for patients, and that they remain responsible for the patient after discharge?

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Produced in partnership with Rankeshwar Batta of Anthony Collins Solicitors
Published on LexisPSL on 07/01/2019

The following PI & Clinical Negligence Q&A Produced in partnership with Rankeshwar Batta of Anthony Collins Solicitors provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Are there any specific guidelines or recommendations from any official body, which state explicitly that clinicians have a responsibility to put in place a safe and appropriate care pathway for patients, and that they remain responsible for the patient after discharge?

It is difficult to give any clear guidance as to what may or may not be relevant to any particular procedure or process in a clinical setting. The starting point is the standard framework for negligence when dealing with a patient's entitlement to medical care and support. There is a long established set of principles around breach of duty and causation.

One has to establish that no reas

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