About this event

  • Date and time Thu 12 Nov 2020 from 7:00pm to 8:30pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Anaesthesia

This second episode of the fascinating When things go wrong - doctors in the dock series, provides a unique opportunity to hear real patients discuss their experience of medical errors.

Well-known witnesses of clinical errors will talk about their first-hand experiences, what happened, how they and their family had to deal with them, and how they have dealt with the aftermath in the most constructive way possible.

Gain more experience and insight about the best way to deal with clinical errors as professionals, and from a patient perspective, and convert them into an opportunity for improvement for all involved, even leading to very successful careers.

Free to attend and CPD applied. 

Webinar topics include:

  • How to professionally deal with clinical errors, with the focus on the patient
  • How to engage patients and their relatives in dealing with errors efficiently and effectively and avoid deteriorating patient-clinician relationships
  • How to turn clinical errors into a force for good, improvements and effective prevention
  • How to mitigate litigation in the first instance
  • What can the medical profession learn from the victims and vice versa

We would like to thank our webinar series sponsors The Medical and Dental Defence Union of Scotland, The Medical Protection Society and The MDU. Please note that the scientific programme and content has not been influenced in any way by the sponsor.

This webinar is part of the When things go wrong - doctors in the dock series. The series will consist 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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Key speakers

Nick Ross

Mr Nick Ross

BBC broadcaster (Crimewatch, Watchdog, Breakfast TV, Call Nick Ross) and adviser on many healthcare boards; RCP, RCS and Academy of Medical Sciences UK Stem Cell Foundation and Sense about Science. President of Healthwatch, UK

Speaker's biography

Nick Ross is best-known as a broadcaster specialising at various times in news, current affairs, politics, and crime (Crimewatch, Watchdog, breakfast TV, Call Nick Ross, etc), but has a long involvement with healthcare and community safety serving on NHS Reviews, the Gene Therapy Advisory Committee, national bioethics councils, and advisory boards for the RCP, RCS and the Academy of Medical Sciences.


He is president of HealthWatch, a charity that promotes evidence-based medicine, and a member of several healthcare boards including Imperial College NHS Trust, the UK Stem Cell Foundation and Sense About Science.


He is an Hon FRCP and FRCS and a Life FRSM. His allied interests include road safety (he pioneered road death targets and chaired RoSPA’s National Road Safety Committee) and crime prevention (he chairs the UCL Jill Dando Institute of Crime Science and is an Hon Fellow and visiting professor at UCL).

Mr Matthew Campbell-Hil

Mr Matthew Campbell-Hill

Former Wheelchair Athlete, World Cup medalist, Captain of Team GB’s men’s wheelchair fencing team, and experienced Chair and Non Executive Director

Speaker's biography

With a special interest in emerging technology design, use and adoption, especially in highly regulated areas, Matthew focuses on prioritising high quality communications strategies with internal and public engagement. Matthew has worked across the public, private and third sectors in novel technology design and adoption, and media. As a founding member of the Medical Technologies Advisory Committee at NICE, Matthew took part in the reviews of hundreds of medical devices, and approximately 60 pharmaceuticals as a member of the Technology Appraisal Committee B. Among other roles, Matthew has been a Non Executive Director of the MHRA, and the Independent Board Member leading on the adoption and roll out of medical apps for the NHS as part of the National Information Board.


In 2009 a failed microdiscetomy and subsequent issues due to the surgery and aftercare left Matthew with significant impairment and a direction that he should "mourn the life [he] lost", but Matthew went on to forge a successful career in technology and medicine as well as his international sporting career.


In 2020, as a response to the COVID pandemic, and following contact from anaesthetist Dr 'EJ' Da Silva of the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital Birmingham, Matthew designed and released the 'AerosolShield' miniature clinical isolation tent, a product noted as one of the top ten worldwide medical innovations in 2020.

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Nadine Montgomery

‘Montgomery Ruling’ on Patient Informed Consent

Speaker's biography
Nadine is a postgraduate legal researcher and law tutor focussing on patient information disclosure cases and medical informed consent at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow. She is more notably known as the pursuer in the landmark Supreme Court Judgment, Montgomery v Lanarkshire Health Board. 
Nadine has a Law degree, LLB, from the University of Strathclyde and also a BSc in Molecular Biology from the University of Glasgow. 
Birthrights, a human rights in childbirth charity, announced Nadine as their first ever patron. As a public ambassador she continues to champion women's autonomy and consent in childbirth, supporting their communications and campaigns and training for healthcare  professionals. 
Nadine has recently accepted a position as a committee member of the Law Society of Scotland in Health and medical Law where she can now become involved in contributing towards the development of policy and legislation to the benefit of both the profession and the public. 




Disclaimer: All views expressed in this webinar are of the speakers themselves and not of the RSM nor the speaker's organisations.

Special rates for difficult times 
The RSM wishes to offer healthcare professionals continued learning opportunities during the coronavirus pandemic. The RSM’s ​weekly COVID-19 Series ​webinars remain free of charge, while there will be small charges to register for other online education. These fees will enable the RSM to continue its programme of activities and will apply during the course of the pandemic.

Registration for this webinar will close 2 hours prior to the start time. You will receive the webinar link 2 hours before the meeting. Late registrations will not be accepted.

All webinars will be available for registered delegates for 30 days after on Zoom. The link will be sent 24 hours after the webinar takes place.  

This webinar will be recorded and stored by the Royal Society of Medicine and may be  distributed  in future on various internet channels. 

When things go wrong - doctors in the dock webinar series

All episodes in this series are free to book. Registration will close 2 hours before the start time of each webinar. 

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