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Medico-Legal issues in the Emergency Department

  • 27 February 2018
  • The Royal College of Physicians, London
  • 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • CPD accredited: 6 hours
  • £325 + VAT

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Programme

9.00 Registration
9.15 Chair’s Introduction
Caroline Hallissey |  Serjeants’ Inn | London
9.30 Sepsis – common pitfalls
Dr Ron Daniels BEM | Consultant in Intensive Care Medicine & CEO of The UK Sepsis Trust | Good Hope Hospital | Sutton Coldfield

  • Failure to recognise symptoms in the deteriorating patient
  • Delay of diagnosis and treatment of sepsis
  • Early recognition and intervention
  • Misdiagnoses of sepsis
  • Protocols for assessing patients
10.15 Common claims in the Emergency Department
Mr Francis Morris | Emergency Department Consultant | Northern General Hospital | Sheffield

  • Chest pain
  • Strokes
  • DVT
  • Abdominal pain
  • Cauda equina
  • Scaphoid injury
  • Headache
11.00 Refreshments
11.20 Radiology – failure to diagnose, investigate and treat fractures
Dr Giles Maskell | Consultant Radiologist | Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust | President of the Royal College of Radiologists, 2013-16 
12.00 Emergency Department triage – common errors
Michelle Caton-Richards | Senior Sister, Emergency Nurse Practitioner & Expert Witness | Epsom General Hospital | Surrey

  • Failure to recognise red flag symptoms
  • Failure to take a proper history and heed the concerns of relatives
  • The importance of following guidelines
12.40 Lunch
13.30 Critical care negligence
Dr Simon Ashworth | Head of Speciality & Consultant in Intensive Care Medicine  | St Mary’s Hospital |  London

  • The deteriorating patient
  • Respiratory emergencies
  • Critical Care triage
  • Frail patients and critical care
14.10 Pre-hospital care – Ambulance service negligence
Dr Gareth Davies | Consultant in Emergency Medicine & Pre-Hospital Care | Barts Health NHS Trust & Medical Director for London’s Air Ambulance

  • Failure to diagnose and expedite hospital transfer
  • Failure to provide pain medication
  • Delay in treatment leading to a worse outcome for the patient
14.50 Refreshments
15.10 Junior Doctor Nightmares – how and why things go wrong in the Emergency Department
Dr Julia Harris | Consultant in Emergency Medicine | University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust

  • Standards of care
  • Guidelines for supervision
  • Oversight
  • Responsibility
  • Case presentation
  • End of shift
15.50 Common pitfalls with paediatric patients
Dr Rebecca Salter | Consultant & Head of Specialty Paediatric Emergency Medicine | St Mary’s Hospital | London
16.30 Legal Update – case studies in emergency medicine claims
Caroline Hallissey | Barrister | Serjeants’ Inn |  London
5.15 Close

Speakers

Chair:

Caroline Hallissey, Barrister, Serjeants’ Inn, London

Medical Speakers:

Dr Ron Daniels BEM, Consultant in Intensive Care & Anaesthesia, Good Hope Hospital, Sutton Coldfield. CEO of The UK Sepsis Trust.

Mr Francis Morris, Consultant in Emergency Medicine, Northern General Hospital, Sheffield.

Dr Giles Maskell, Consultant Radiologist, Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust. President of the Royal College of Radiologists 2013-16.

Michelle Caton-Richards, Senior Sister, Emergency Nurse Practitioner & Expert Witness, Epsom General Hospital, Surrey.

Dr Simon Ashworth, Head of Speciality & Consultant in Intensive Care Medicine, St Mary’s Hospital, London.

Dr Gareth Davies, Consultant in Emergency Medicine & Pre-Hospital Care, Barts Health NHS Trust & Medical Director for London’s Air Ambulance.

Dr Julia Harris, Consultant in Emergency Medicine, University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust.


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 accreditation pending
  • 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 Emergency Department 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.

  • Tuesday 27 February, 9am-5.15pm
  • CPD accredited – 6 hours
  • Royal College of Physicians, 11 St Andrews Place, Regents Park, London
  • £325 +VAT (group discount available, please contact us)
The Royal College of Physicians, London
11 St Andrews Place
London, NW1 4LE United Kingdom
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Phone:
020 3075 1200
Website:
https://www.rcplondon.ac.uk/visiting

Directions

By Bike

The RCP has bicycle stands for guests. Cycle hire docking stations are located nearby on Longford Street and Bolsover Street.

By Car

The RCP is outside the congestion charge zone. We have limited car parking spaces available for members and fellows, which are available to book in advance. On-street parking is available in Regent’s Park and there is a pre-bookable car parking facility close to the venue.

The RCP has free car parking for disabled visitors. To make arrangements please phone us on  +44 (0)20 3075 1200 or +44 (0)20 3075 1363 in advance of arrival. Unfortunately, spaces cannot be guaranteed to visitors who do not book in advance.

By Train

If you are arriving by train the nearest stations to the RCP are Euston (11 mins); Marylebone (20 mins); King’s Cross and St Pancras International (25 mins).

Before travelling please take a look at TfL’s travel accessibility site for information on which stations, services, lifts and escalators are out of operation, how to navigate London’s public transport with step-free access, and other relevant accessibility updates.

By Underground

If you are travelling to the RCP via the underground, the nearest tube stations are Regent’s Park (Bakerloo line; 4mins); Great Portland Street (Circle, Metropolitan and Hammersmith & City lines; 4mins); Warren Street (Victoria and Northern lines; 8mins).

Before travelling please take a look at TfL’s travel accessibility site for information on which stations, services, lifts and escalators are out of operation, how to navigate London’s public transport with step-free access, and other relevant accessibility updates.