Annual Update Seminar: Causation, Consent and Candour

Wednesday 08 June 2016, 09:15

There has been a wealth of case law and statutory change in the last year that directly impacts on the way that NHS Trusts investigate and manage claims, complaints and adverse incidents. Montgomery provides new challenges for Trust staff who are involved in the consenting process, while Williams reinforces that the material contribution doctrine will continue to play an important role in causation in clinical negligence for the foreseeable future. Meanwhile, Trusts continue to get to grips with the requirements imposed by the statutory duty of candour, which throws up new and challenging problems in the context of litigation.

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Bevan Brittan LLP, Fleet Place House, 2 Fleet Place

London

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Registration at 9.15 a.m.
Seminar 9.30 a.m. – 11.30 a.m
Location: Bevan Brittan London Office

There has been a wealth of case law and statutory change in the last year that directly impacts on the way that NHS Trusts investigate and manage claims, complaints and adverse incidents. Montgomery provides new challenges for Trust staff who are involved in the consenting process, while Williams reinforces that the material contribution doctrine will continue to play an important role in causation in clinical negligence for the foreseeable future.  Meanwhile, Trusts continue to get to grips with the requirements imposed by the statutory duty of candour, which throws up new and challenging problems in the context of litigation.

Bevan Brittan's team of experts will update you on these issues, followed by a practical case study looking at consent.

Key topics

  • Causation and material contribution following Williams v Bermuda Hospital Board
  • Montgomery one year on: where are we now and what are the practical implications for consent?
    • What constitutes material risk?
    • How to present risks in a balanced way
    • The importance of good documentation
  • Duty of candour
    • When is it triggered?
    • Timescales
    • Duty of candour v privilege: how does the duty interact with litigation?

Who should attend?

  • Legal Service Managers
  • Those dealing with claims and complaints
  • Clinical Directors
  • Medical directors involved with claims management
  • Clinicians and nursing staff involved in consent and notifying identifiable harm 
  • Candour champions

Please be aware that places for this seminar are limited and are often over subscribed. Our clients get priority over non clients but we will endeavour to increase capacity where we can to allow all those who wish to attend a place. Where we are heavily over subscribed we will limit places to one or two people per organisation.

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