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Bolam is dead. Long live Bolam!

Bolam is dead. Long live Bolam! ~ by Simon Fox QC As a doctor transferring from medicine to law 25 years ago, I was struck by the illogicality of the Bolam test, in that it seemed to me that it couldn’t logically be applied to many circumstances of medical negligence. The most obvious to me,…Read Article

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Is Consent to Treatment Valid?

Is Consent to Treatment Valid? The Role of the Medical Expert ~ by Paul Sankey, Enable Law Has a patient given valid consent to treatment? What is the medical expert’s role in reporting on the issue following the Supreme Court’s decision in Montgomery v Lanarkshire Health Board in 2015? Consent to Medical Treatment: The Law…Read Article

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Medical Care and the Duty to Advise

Medical Care and the Duty to Advise ~ by Paul Sankey, Enable Law Raul Guiu Gallardo v Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust[1] The Supreme Court in Montgomery v Lanarkshire Health Board changed the law in relation to a doctor’s duty to advise patients[2]. It substituted a patient-centred test for a doctor-centred one. The adequacy of…Read Article