Articles

Clinical Negligence in Orthopaedic Trauma

For a clinical negligence claim to be successful, it must be shown that the claimant was owed a duty of care by the defendant, that the duty of care was breached and that as a…
Categories : Articles, Medicolegal reports, Trauma and orthopaedics
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The value a well-written medicolegal report can add to a claim

When an individual decides to bring a claim for personal injury, and any associated subsequent losses, they will need to be able to prove that an accident occurred, that it was caused by someone else’s…
Categories : Articles, Medicolegal reports, Thought Leadership
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The Impact of the Francis Report on Medical Practice

It is now over five years since the Francis Report was published and the duty of candour legislation was put into place in England. A similar statutory duty came into force in Scotland in 2018…
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The Use of Video Conferencing in a Healthcare Setting

Video conferencing (VC) allows two or more locations to connect to each other by using real-time two-way video and audio transmission. The use of this type of technology has grown rapidly over the past 15…
Categories : Articles, Dentistry, News, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Pain, Spinal surgery, Trauma and orthopaedics
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Barriers to Achieving the Duty of Candour

This is the third in a series of four articles on The Francis Report and its impact.  We have explored the background to the report and how health providers achieve the duty of candour.  This article…
Categories : Articles, Thought Leadership
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What Does an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon do?

Consultants in oral and maxillofacial surgery (OMFS) specialise in the diagnosis and treatment of conditions of the mouth, jaw, face and neck. Uniquely among the surgical specialties in the UK, OMFS surgeons are qualified in…
Categories : Articles, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
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The Medicolegal Challenges of Fibromyalgia

Although fibromyalgia (FM) is now widely accepted, there is still no definitive diagnostic test for the condition and the causes are not yet fully understood. Therefore, the condition presents several challenges in the medicolegal field.…
Categories : Articles, Pain, Thought Leadership
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Achieving the Duty of Candour

This is the second in a series of four articles on The Francis Report and its impact.  We have explored the background to the report in our first article and here we discuss how health providers…
Categories : Articles, News, Thought Leadership, Updates
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Medicolegal liability in intensive care

The intensive care unit (ICU) is a complex environment and the patients being treated in it often have complicated needs that require invasive and potentially dangerous interventions. Therefore, it is not perhaps surprising that adverse…
Categories : Articles, Intensive care, Thought Leadership
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Limb Salvage vs Amputation

A badly damaged limb with a complex fracture is one of the most challenging situations for an orthopaedic surgeon. Many patients who present with such injuries are young people of working age, for whom the…
Categories : Articles, Thought Leadership, Trauma and orthopaedics
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