Defending Doctors

26 November 2020

Intractable insight: suspension is not enough

On 19 November 2020, the High Court handed down judgment in the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care’s (“PSA”) challenge to a decision of the Medical Practitioners Tribunal (“MPT”) to suspend a doctor from practice. In her judgment, Mrs Justice Farbey emphasises the significance of lack of insight to the question of sanction.

James Lloyd

26 March 2020

Coronavirus Act: how the emergency legislation will impact healthcare professionals

As the number of confirmed coronavirus cases surged in the UK this week, the government rushed emergency legislation through both Houses, and the Coronavirus Act 2020 (‘the Act’) subsequently received Royal Assent on 25 March 2020.

Christina Orthodoxou

12 December 2019

Coronation Street delves into the legal problems of the GP Good Samaritan

Coronation Street character Dr Ali Neeson recently found himself facing a clinical negligence claim following his failure to diagnose appendicitis.

Shannett Thompson

7 August 2019

Regulatory proceedings: no longer least said, soonest mended

The Divisional Court (the Court), consisting of Lord Justice Hickinbottom and Mr Justice Butcher, considered the poignant topic of whether a fitness to practise panel can draw adverse inferences from a doctor’s failure to give evidence at a hearing in R (on the application of Kuzmin) v General Medical Council [2019] EWHC 2129 (Admin)

Shannett Thompson

9 July 2019

Analysing the conclusions of the gross negligence manslaughter review

Shannett Thompson, senior associate at Kingsley Napley, considers the background to the independent review of gross negligence manslaughter and culpable homicide (review) commissioned by the General Medical Council (GMC) and highlights its key recommendations. This article was first published on Lexis®PSL Corporate Crime on 4 July 2019. 

 

Shannett Thompson

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