Medico-Legal Magazine

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Medico-Legal Magazine Issue 5

Published by: SpecialistInfo & Iconic Media Solutions

First published: July 2017


SpecialistInfo Medico-Legal Courses, Lisa Cheyne

Facilitate Expert Solutions Takes the Stress Out of Running Your Business, Claire Labio

Medico Legal Agencies: The Good,the Bad and the Ugly. How to Choose?, Ben Elsom

About the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman, Dr Paul Gray

Update in Selected Gynaecology Medico-Legal Aspect, Mr Ellis Downes

G(e)nomes and Trolls – DNA Sequencing and Future Risk, Greg McEwen

Common Medico-Legal Issues in Facial Trauma (Part one), Mr Michael Perry

Claimant Interview Tips for Experts, Andrew Gray

Short term pain from new European Data Regulations will Lead to Long Term Gain in Digital Health, James Flint & Neville Dastur

Common Areas of Litigation in Gynaecology, Joseph Aquilina

SpecialistInfo Medico-Legal News, Lisa Cheyne

Liability and Accountability in Private Hospitals – a Precondition for Patient Safety, Colin Leys

Welcome to Issue 5

Welcome to the fifth issue of the Medico-Legal Magazine, produced by SpecialistInfo and publishing partner Iconic Media Solutions Ltd.

We certainly had a turbulent few weeks since the last issue, with
the triggering of Article 50 and a hung parliament likely to impact 08 on future legislation in this sector. The Queen’s speech in June announced the new Civil Liability Bill and Patient Safety Bill, which survived the Conservative’s manifesto cull (see our ‘News’ article for further information and links).

In this issue we present topical articles, including the options for healthcare messaging, once the new European data regulations (GDPR) come into force next spring; the perceived risks of DNA technology in healthcare for medical insurers; and the work of the Centre for Health and Public Interest (CHPI) in raising concerns over the safety of patients in private hospitals.

We hear about the work of the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman (PHSO), including advice on how healthcare professionals should deal with patient complaints; and a personal 16 injury lawyer offers suggestions for experts on how best to conduct claimant interviews.

We are also pleased to include articles on the most common medico-legal issues in the Gynaecology and Maxillofacial Surgery specialties.

Once again the magazine will be circulated to more than 40,000 people in the industry, including doctors, insurance companies, law firms and medico-legal agencies. It is published on the Medico-Legal Section of the website, and printed copies can be ordered from Iconic.

Specialistinfo maintains a database of contact details for 90,000 UK consultants and GPs, including approximately 8,800 consultants and 2,700 GPs who undertake medico-legal work. We also provide medico-legal training courses for expert witnesses and promote the members of the Faculty of Expert Witnesses (the FEW).

We welcome feedback from our readers, so please contact us with any suggestions for areas you would like to see covered in future, or share your news and experiences with us.