Medico-legal courses at the RSM

The Royal Society of Medicine has collaborated with BPP School of Health to bring you  bespoke CPD accredited courses that will provide training, and effectively update and enhance your knowledge and skills within the medico-legal field.

A certificate of attendance will be provided at the end of the course to those who pass the assessment.

Expert witness skills masterclass - how to avoid the pitfalls


An expert witness is a key element of many criminal and civil trials and assists the court in understanding issues which lie outside the knowledge or experience of the court. Becoming an expert witness should never be embarked upon without some form of prior preparation.

Delivered by a former healthcare professional who has retrained as a legal professional, this course aims to give you a clearer understanding of the role of expert witnesses; the Civil Procedure Rules and Practice Directions; issues of case-law imposing liability on expert witnesses; and the selection and role of a single joint expert.

The second day will concentrate on court room procedure, how to prepare for court and common pitfalls when giving evidence in scenarios designed to prepare expert witnesses for the realities of court-room cross-examination.

Book now:

Thursday 28 February - Friday 1 March 2019

Thursday 6 - Friday 7 June 2019

Report and statement writing skills - achieving clinical excellence


The ability to prepare a statement or report that complies with professional best practice legal principles and is fit for purpose is a required skill of all healthcare professionals.

Report writing can be used both internally and externally and the poor preparation can seriously distort the true facts of an incident, leading to further complications especially in legal matters.

This course is designed to ensure that this vital skill is delivered and performed to the highest quality.

Book now: Thursday 11 July 2019

Duty of Candour: Medico-legal implications of the Francis Report


Following the publication of the Francis Report, a number of key recommendations have been set out in relation to medico-legal principles. The aim of this study day is to empower individuals to follow the recommendations as set out in the Francis Report to embed medico legal best practice into their organisation to promote excellence, the importance of Duty of Candour and facilitate the provision of high quality care. 

Delivered by a practising barrister, with a healthcare background, this course will provide delegates with the opportunity to explore the following learning objectives.

Book now: Thursday 23 May 2019

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