Law for Orthopaedic Surgeons - Avoiding Jeopardy Course

11:00AM 31st Aug - 5:00PM 12th Oct 2022 Venue : Training

The delivery day will be held virtually on 12 October 2022 through Zoom. Pre-recorded material will be available for viewing on the 31st August 2022.

This is a course, structured by pre-recorded lectures available 6 weeks before the delivery day and a virtual delivery day of case-based discussions and Q&A, which provides broad coverage of the interface between law and the practice of orthopaedic surgery.  It is specifically designed to highlight potential pitfalls in practice from the medico-legal perspective and to help steer surgeons away from potential jeopardy.

The course is aimed at consultants, SAS doctors and orthopaedic trainees who wish to gain knowledge of the elements of law which underpin various aspects of contemporary surgical practice. It includes:

  • practical advice on how to approach giving evidence in legal proceedings such as coroner's court
  • advice on practical measures to avoid jeopardy with employers, the courts and the regulator
  • a full delivery day of live virtual case-based discussion talks with Q&A including a mock coroner's inquest
  • pre-recorded material to be watched in advance, which will be available 6 weeks prior to the course delivery day

Faculty is comprised of experienced consultants in surgical specialties, all with extensive knowledge of law relating to surgery, practising barristers, coroners / assistant coroners and a representative from the Medical Protection Society.

The Course is now fully booked. Please contact the BOA Events team if you have any queries at [email protected]  

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Provisional Delivery Day Schedule

 Law for Orthopaedic Surgeons - Avoiding Jeopardy: Provisional Delivery Day Schedule (Case-based Discussions and Q&A)

0900-0910     Introduction (Simon Britten and faculty)

0910-0950     Consent (Simon Gregg-Smith)

0950-1030     Gross Negligence Manslaughter (Leslie Hamilton)

1030-1050     Break

1050-1120     Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service and the GMC (Heidi Mounsey)

1120-1150     Patients who refuse blood transfusion on religious grounds (Simon B)

1150-1220     Introduction to coronial law and coroner’s court (Leila Benyounes)

1220-1300     Lunch

1300-1400     Coroner’s inquest (Leila Benyounes)

1400-1430     Confidentiality and Data Protection (Simon B)

1430-1450     Break

1450-1530     Clinical Negligence (Shyam Kumar)

1530-1600     Safe social media for doctors (Heidi Mounsey)

1600-1620     Final remarks and close (Simon B and faculty)



Course Fees

The course fee is £200 for BOA members (£300 for non-members).

Fees are payable at the time of registration. Your place is only treated as confirmed once payment is received.

Booking Terms

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  • The BOA Privacy Policy found here
  • The use of your work/personal email and Zoom for all communication and learning material needs.

Please note, sharing any of your own, or others, personal details in any of the above software/programmes is not permitted

Terms and Conditions: By booking onto this course you are confirming that you have read and agreed to the terms and conditions of the BOA Law for Orthopaedic Surgeons - Avoiding Jeopardy course.

Our policy team are happy to help you with any queries you may have regarding the course. You can contact us by email at [email protected] or by telephone on 02074056507.