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6th Oct 2019News

Sexual misconduct: it’s worse if you’re a nurse

Sexual misconduct: it’s worse if you’re a nurse In 2009 the Professional Standards Authority published guidance for patients and professionals with the aim of helping them to avoid becoming a victim or perpetrator of sexual misconduct. Regrettably instances of sexual misconduct have continued and the PSA therefore, commissioned Professor Rosalind Searle, a chartered psychologist at […]

6th Oct 2019News

New Notification of Death Regulations: Filling A Lacuna in the Law

On 1st October 2019 the new ‘Notification of Deaths Regulations 2019’ came into force.  Long anticipated, these guidelines set out a roadmap for when the medical profession will be under a duty to notify a senior coroner of a death.  A new set of written obligations with the force of law behind them may initially […]

25th Jun 2019News

Newsflash: ‘A Just and Fair Culture in Medicine’ Independent Review of Gross Negligence Manslaughter Publishes its Report

In 2018 the GMC commissioned an independent review following the death of Jack Adcock and subsequent prosecution and conviction of Dr Hadiza Bawa-Garba for Gross Negligence Manslaughter. The review working group has now published its report, which can be read in full here. The proceedings that followed Dr Bawa-Garba’s conviction, as GMC CEO Charlie Massey […]