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Clinical Negligence Conference

  • 1 October 2018
  • The Principal Edinburgh Charlotte Square
  • 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • CPD accredited: 6 hours
  • £250 + VAT

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Programme

9.00 Registration
9.15 Chair’s Introduction
Lauren Sutherland QC,  Ampersand Chambers, Edinburgh
9.30 General Practice Negligence
:-Errors in out-of-hours care
:-Delayed/missed diagnosis of cancer
:-Inappropriate referrals and not adhering to NICE guidelines
Dr Adrian Rees, General Practitioner & Expert Witness, Malt Kiln Medical Ltd
10.10 The spectrum of diagnostic errors in Radiology
:-Delay in cancer diagnosis
:-Standards that apply
:-Common medico-legal themes
:-Medico-Legal issues in mammography
:-Case studies

Dr Nerys Forester, Consultant Radiologist, Newcastle-upon-Tyne NHS Foundation Trust
10.40 Refreshments
11.00 Plastic Surgery negligence
:-Skin cancer – misdiagnosis of malignant melanoma
:-Common errors in plastic surgery
:-Failed implants / breast reduction  

Mr Tony Armstrong, Consultant Plastic Surgeon, Spire Dunedin Hospital, Reading
11.40 Histopathology – failure to interpret the results correctly
Dr John Grant, Consultant Histopathologist & Clinical Lead, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
12.10 Common claims in the Emergency Department
:-Cauda equina
:-Scaphoid injury
:-Headaches
:-DVT’s
Mr Francis Morris, Emergency Department Consultant, Northern General Hospital, Sheffield
12.50 Lunch
13.50 Causation and Quantum issues in cancer cases
Isla Davie, Advocate, Ampersand Stable, Edinburgh 
14.15 Tumour growth rates in oncology and how to assess the impact of delay in diagnosis
Dr Ernest Allan, Consultant Clinical Oncologist, The Christie NHS Foundation Trust, Manchester
14.55 Refreshments
15.15 Panel discussion: MDT’s and the importance of them in cancer cases. How do you sue an MDT?
Legal Speakers and Medical Speakers
16.00 Breast cancer and delays in diagnosis
Mr William Allum, Consultant Breast Surgeon, The Royal Marsden Hospital, London
16.40 Close

Speakers

Chair:

Lauren Sutherland QC, Advocate, Ampersand Chambers, Edinburgh.

Legal Speaker:

Isla Davie, Advocate, Ampersand Chambers, Edinburgh.

Medical Speakers:

Dr Adrian Rees, General Practitioner & Expert Witness, Yeadon Tarn Medical Practice, Leeds.

Dr Nerys Forester, Consultant Radiologist, Newcastle-upon-Tyne NHS Foundation Trust

Mr Tony Armstrong, Consultant Plastic Surgeon, Spire Dunedin Hospital, Reading.

Dr John Grant, Consultant Histopathologist & Clinical Lead, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Mr Francis Morris, Emergency Department Consultant, Northern General Hospital, Sheffield

Dr Ernest Allan, Consultant Clinical Oncologist, The Christie NHS Foundation Trust, Manchester

Mr William Allum, Consultant Breast Surgeon, The Royal Marsden Hospital, London


Event Details

Bringing together medical and legal experts
Our one day conference brings together leading medical and legal experts so you can;

  • Acquire the very latest legal and medical information
  • Learn from the best in their field
  • Earn 6 CPD points – APIL accredited
  • Network with the in (the know) crowd.

The packed programme includes presentations from well respected and renowned keynote speakers which are designed to help you assess and manage your clinical negligence claims. Our conference will focus on enhancing your medical knowledge with case studies and an opportunity to spend one-on-one time with our experts. Following each topic there will be time for audience participation and Q&A.

  • Monday 1 October, 9am-4.30pm
  • CPD accredited – 6 hours
  • The Principal Edinburgh Charlotte Square
  • £250 +VAT (group discount available, please contact us)
The Principal Edinburgh Charlotte Square
38 Charlotte Square
Edinburgh, EH2 4HQ United Kingdom
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Phone:
0131 341 3528
Website:
https://www.phcompany.com/principal/edinburgh-charlotte-square/

Directions

The nearest train station is the Edinburgh Waverley Station and is only half a mile, or a 5-minute walk, from the hotel. It has direct service to the London King’s Cross railway station. Getting a taxi from the station takes approximately 10 minutes, and a typical fare is £5.

On-site parking is available at the hotel. All reservations must be made with our concierge; pre-booking is essential to guarantee a space. 24-hour parking is charged at £25, 7 days a week. Day parking until 6 pm is available for £15.