About this event

  • Date and time Thu 23 May 2019 from 9:30am to 4:30pm
  • Location BPP Law School Waterloo
  • Organised by RSM Professionals, BPP School of Health

Following the publication of the Francis Report, a number of key recommendations have been set out in relation to medico-legal principles. The aim of this 1 day study day is to empower individuals to follow the recommendations as set out in the Francis Report to embed medico-legal best practice into their organisation to promote excellence, the importance of Duty of Candour and facilitate the provision of high quality care.

Delivered by a practising barrister, with a healthcare background, this course will provide delegates with the opportunity to explore the following learning objectives.

At the end of this course delegates will:

  • Have gained an understanding of the importance of Duty of Candour
  • Understand the legal definition of a fundamental standard of behaviour
  • Appreciate how the Courts approach a reasonable standard of behaviour
  • Understand changes in professional regulation by the GMC - Appreciate the legal definition of managerial responsibilities
  • Understand the prosecuting role of the Health and Safety Executive
  • Acknowledge how the change in criminal liability will affect practice
  • Have explored best practice in complaints handling
  • Understand changes in which information will need to be handled


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Registration, tea and coffee
Introduction, aims and outcomes

Session 1: The basis of negligence
Tea and coffee break
Session 2: Live exercise 1 – case review
Session 3: The Duty of Candour

Session 4: Live exercise 2 – case review
Session 5: Need for accurate paperwork
Tea and coffee break
Session 6: Live exercise 3 – accurate paperwork
Close of meeting


BPP Law School Waterloo, 137 Stamford Street, London, SE1 9NN, United Kingdom

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