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- Date and time Wed 6 Jan 2021 from 7:00pm to 8:00pm
- Location Online
Sir Robert Francis QC, Retired Barrister (specialising in medical law) and Queen’s Counsel. Before his retirement from full-time practice earlier this year, Sir Robert sat as a Recorder (part-time Crown Court judge) and as a Deputy High Court Judge. Sir Robert will be joining Professor Roger Kirby (RSM President) for an interesting discussion on his wide-ranging legal career, including previous inquiries such as the Freedom to Speak Up Review. He will also be talking about patient quality and care in the UK, and his view on the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Sir Robert specialised in medical law, including medical and mental health treatment and capacity issues, clinical negligence and professional discipline. He has chaired several health-related inquiries, including two inquiries into the care provided by Mid Staffordshire Foundation Trust and the Freedom to Speak Up Review into the treatment of NHS staff who raise concerns. He is a non-Executive Director of the Care Quality Commission and was appointed Chair of Healthwatch England in 2018.
He is the honorary President of the Patients Association, a trustee of the Point of Care Foundation and the Prostate Cancer Research Centre. He has been awarded Honorary Fellowships of the Royal College of Anaesthetists, the Royal College of Surgeons (England) and the Royal College of Pathologists.
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