About this event

  • Date and time Fri 16 Sep 2022 from 9:30am to 4:00pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by Patient Safety

Join this meeting as we focus on some of the key medico-legal issues that impact upon GPs/primary care. The overarching aim is to improve patient safety in both primary and secondary care via learning from incidents and better understanding the indemnity provisions in place for GPs/primary care and how that feeds back into learning.

The aim of this meeting is to review and promote an understanding of recent legal and regulatory developments, with a specific emphasis on inquests, clinical negligence and incidents in the Primary Care Sector, and their impact upon patient safety. Additionally, we will also discuss issues that those in Secondary Care should also be aware of.

This meeting will also be available to watch as a live stream. To register to watch the meeting via live stream, please click here.

Benefits of attending

  • Learn about the role of Coroners (and Inquests) and what GPs and those working in primary need to do to prepare and actively learn from deaths. 
  • Gain insight into the role of Medical Examiners and how they will impact upon primary care.
  • Be informed about the support (including education and training) available to General Practitioners in dealing with medico-legal issues and how to access practical support (e.g. via the Medical Defence Organisations) when necessary.
  • Find out about the role of NHS Resolution and the Clinical Negligence Scheme for GPs (CNSGP) and their impact upon GPs and patient safety.
  • Hear about the developments in learning from incidents in primary care, including feedback from the CQC regarding best practice and areas for improvement.


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Earlybird pricing available until 17 August 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 / SAS Doctors AHP / Nurse / Midwife Trainee Student
£141.00 £84.00 £84.00 £44.00


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Registration, tea and coffee
Welcome and introduction

Mr Brady Pohle, Past President, Patient Safety Section 

Session 1

Chair: Dr Andrew Papanikitas, General Practitioner, Royal Society of Medicine

CQC perspectives of learning from incidents in primary care

Dr Tim Ballard, National Clinical Advisor for General Practice, Digital, Independent primary medical services and Environmental Sustainability. CQC

Learning from incidents in primary care

Dr Andrew Carson-Stevens, General Practitioner and Clinical Reader in Patient Safety and Quality Improvement, Division of Population Medicine, School of Medicine, Cardiff University

Panel Discussion
Tea and coffee break
Clinical Negligence Scheme for GPs- what is it, how does it work, how does this impact on GPs and patients?

Dr Anwar Khan, Senior Clinical Advisor, Safety and Learning Team, GP, NHS Resolution

Ellen Nicholson, National Safety and Learning Lead, GP, NHS Resolution

Panel discussion

Session 2

Chair: Mr Ed Glasgow, President (Elect), Patient Safety Section

Chair's welcome

Mr Ed Glasgow, President (Elect), Patient Safety Section

Coroners' inquests and GPs - what to expect, how to prepare and the impact on patient safety

Mr Graeme Irvine, HM Acting Senior Coroner for East London  

Support for GPs in getting it right for patients

Dr Helen Carr, Medical Director of NHS Practitioner Health

Medical examiners and the impact on primary care

Dr Alan Fletcher, National Medical Examiner, NHS England and Wales

Panel discussion
Closing remarks
Close of meeting


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



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