Seminar: Disclosure in Clinical Negligence Disputes: know thy duty, know the cost of getting it wrong

Thursday 12 October 2017, 09:15

Disclosure of medical records, protocols and other documents such as SUI reports and statements in the context of clinical negligence disputes can be complex, administratively burdensome and hugely time consuming. Patients will frequently have been treated by numerous clinicians in a variety of specialties across different sites, each of whom might have different systems and practices for storing and recording patient data.

LOCATION:

Bevan Brittan LLP, Fleet Place House, 2 Fleet Place

Holborn Viaduct

London

EC4M 7RF

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Dan Morris

Partner

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Registration: 9:15 - 9:30 Timings: 9:30 - 12:00

Disclosure of medical records, protocols and other documents such as SUI reports and statements in the context of clinical negligence disputes can be complex, administratively burdensome and hugely time consuming. Patients will frequently have been treated by numerous clinicians in a variety of specialties across different sites, each of whom might have different systems and practices for storing and recording patient data. Records can be voluminous; policies and protocols numerous; and rotas and staffing lists indecipherable.  Yet both the substantive and procedural law is clear that, with very limited exceptions, patients are entitled to sight of all personal data held by healthcare organisations, as well all other disclosable documents relevant to the dispute. Sometimes, disclosure can seem overwhelming. But getting it wrong and cutting corners can hit you hard, both financially and reputationally.

Key topics

  • The legal basis of disclosure:
    • Data Protection Act,
    • Access to Health Records Act,
    • Freedom of Information Act,
    • CPR 31
  • Disclosable vs privileged documents: the overlap and interplay between SUIs, complaints and claims documentation
  • What is a reasonable search and how do you evidence that you have complied with your duties?
  • The right of inspection
  • Pre-action disclosure
  • Specific disclosure
  • E-disclosure
  • Getting it right: top tips for getting disclosure right first time
  • Getting it wrong: lessons from the coalface
    • Serious and frequently occurring risks
    • Applications for strike out
    • Costs consequences
    • Referrals to the Information Commissioner
    • Case law update

Who should attend?

  • NHS Trust Legal Services Managers & Complaints Managers
  • In-house Counsel at independent healthcare providers
  • Directors of Quality & Governance
  • Information Governance Managers
  • Medical Records Officers
  • Clinical, Medical and Nursing Directors with IG responsibility
  • Claims handlers

Attending this training is completely FREE of charge.

Please be aware that places for this seminar are limited and it is expected to get 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 in which case you may be asked to liaise with your team. Should we have to do any of the above we will be in touch with you at least 2 weeks before the event date.

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