About this event

  • Date and time Mon 6 Jun 2022 from 8:30am to 5:00pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by Maternity and the Newborn Forum

Join a panel of experts as we discuss and examine important aspects of informed consent in obstetrics. You will be guided through the history of consent, hear expert opinions from patient groups (Birthrights), patient experiences', and you will hear from the legal team of Guys and St Thomas’ hospital, London. 

The UK Supreme Court (UKSC) judgment in Montgomery v Lanarkshire Health Board has closed the gap between legal consent, informed consent and the best interest of the patient. The full judgment, the point of law decided and the rationale for the decision (ratio decidendi) of this important case concerning patient information, advice, and consent has recently started to filter through into clinical practice in commonwealth law jurisdictions. The Royal College of Surgeons, acting upon this judgment, has just issued new guidelines on patient consent in October 2016.

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You will learn about:  

  • Negligence in obstetrics
  • Informed consent
  • Real cases and how real teams manage them

CPD learning applied.

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Early bird pricing available until 24 April 2022.


RSM Fellow RSM Associate RSM Retired Fellow RSM Trainee RSM Student
£77.00 £46.00 £46.00 £46.00 £24.00

Non - Member

Consultant / GP Non Healthcare Professional Trainee AHP / Nurse / Midwife Student
£141.00 £84.00 £84.00 £60.00 £44.00

Key speakers

Maria Booker

Birth Rights Team 

Ms Linda Napolitano

Clinical Governance Lead, Women’s Services, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust

Professor Susan Bewley

Department of Women and Children, King’s College London

Ms Rachel Syed

Litigation Lawyer, Legal Team, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust


View the programme

Registration, tea and coffee
Welcome and introduction

Dr Panicos Shangaris, President, Maternity and the Newborn Forum, Royal Society of Medicine

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Dr Surabhi Nanda, Consultant, Obstetrics and Fetal Medicine, Guy’s and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust

History of consent

Ms Suzanne White, Partner for Clinical Negligence, Leigh Day 

Title to be confirmed

Ms Maria Booker, Programmes Director, Birthrights

Panel discussion
Tea and coffee break
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Mr Con Kelleher, Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, Guy’s and St Thomas NHS Foundation Trust and Ms Linda Napolitano, Clinical Governance Lead, Guy’s and St Thomas NHS Foundation Trust

Title to be confirmed

Professor Susan Bewley, Professor of Women's Health, King’s College London

Panel discussion
Title to be confirmed

Chair: Dr Panicos Shangaris

Patient’s experiences

Ms Nadine Montgomery

Panel discussion
Tea and coffee break
Title to be confirmed

Ms Rachel Syed, Litigation Lawyer, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust

Panel discussion
Closing remarks

Dr Panicos Shangaris

Close of meeting


Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole St, Marylebone, London, W1G 0AE, United Kingdom

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

Registration for this event will close at 1:00am on 5 June 2022Late registrations will not be accepted.

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

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