Liability

Liability guidance:

Causation and remoteness are the principles that the courts use to determine what should be recoverable in damages as a result of clinical negligence. The law, therefore,...

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Guidance on care standards for cosmetic procedures is provided by the General Medical Council and came into effect on 1 June 2016. Doctors who carry out cosmetic...

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Overview of anaesthesia practice Anaesthesia forms the largest single hospital medical speciality and the skills of anaesthetists are used in all aspects of patient care....

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This Practice Note sets out practical considerations when managing these types of claims, followed by an overview of common types of injury to children occurring during...

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This Practice Note begins with a reminder of the importance of Montgomery, followed by an examination of the practical considerations when managing these types of claims....

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Breach of duty For details of the law on breach of duty in clinical negligence claims see Practice Note: Duty of care and breach in clinical negligence...

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Across the spectrum of clinical negligence cases between those involving issues of ‘pure diagnosis’ and ‘pure treatment’, claims arising out of negligently performed...

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For further consent issues such as emergency treatment, withdrawal of consent, capacity, battery and Human Rights Act Claims, see Practice Note: Consent in clinical...

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The duty of care A medical practitioner owes a duty of care to their patient. This duty is to take reasonable care to: • take a proper history • investigate the patient’s...

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What is a health care associated infection? The Health Protection Agency (now part of Public Health England) defined health care associated infections (HCAIs), in...

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The medical degree Studying medicine is a popular career choice and over the years it has become extremely competitive to secure a place at medical school. The degree...

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What is the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence and what does it do? National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) is a non-departmental public...

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STOP PRESS: In An NHS Trust and others v Y (by his litigation friend, the Official Solicitor) [2018] UKSC 46; [2018] All ER (D) 167 (Jul), the Supreme Court confirmed...

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Overview In civil proceedings, surveillance evidence is most commonly used by defendants in personal injury claims. Its aim is to show any difference between the...

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In June 2010, a full public inquiry into the Mid Staffordshire Foundation NHS Trust was announced. This was following concerns about standards of care at...

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The law relating to wrongful conception, pregnancy and birth can be conveniently broken down into four areas: • wrongful conception following a negligently performed...

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