In this first episode of the fascinating When things go wrong - doctors in the dock series, we set the scene by taking a look at clinical errors, complaints, litigation and the impact COVID has had in these areas.
Chaired by the RSM President, Professor Roger Kirby, we bring together the Medical Directors of the three biggest medical indemnity insurers, covering 100,000’s doctors worldwide, to discuss their current activities and advice to the healthcare profession, both the expected and unexpected, in view of COVID and beyond.
In a constructive way, with the consequences of COVID in mind, now and in the future, the discussion will cover the current situation for doctors and other healthcare professionals receiving and dealing with complaints, poor practice, impaired patient safety, (potentially) being sued, investigated or worse.
Free to attend and CPD applied.
Webinar topics include:
- The vital role, functions, and assistance offered by medical /clinical indemnity insurers, as legally required by the GMC for all doctors
- The current situation regarding complaints and claims (handling), in particular what has been experienced during COVID, and what is expected to come
- How can healthcare professionals prevent becoming subject of complaints or worse, and how to deal with them if they occur; serving best practice guidance
We would like to thank our webinar series sponsors The Medical and Dental Defence Union of Scotland, The Medical Protection Society and The MDU. We would also like to thank Kingsley Napley LLP for their support of this webinar. Please note that the scientific programme and content has not been influenced in any way by the sponsor.
This webinar is the first episode in the When things go wrong - doctors in the dock series. The series consists of 4 free webinars and examines all aspects of 'when things go wrong' from medical insurers to witnesses and finally, how do we deal with the rising tide of litigation in the NHS and still advance clinical quality and safety. This series is appropriate for all healthcare professionals to attend.
Live webinars will be broadcast every fortnight on a Thursday from 7:00pm. The last episode will be on Thursday 17 December 2020.
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