Law for Orthopaedic Surgeons - Avoiding Jeopardy

9:00AM 5th May - 9:00AM 16th Jun 2021 Venue : Training

The deadline to book onto this course is 5pm Friday 30th April
The delivery day will be on 16th June 2021. Pre-recorded material will be available for viewing 5th May 2021.

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. 

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Course Structure

The course is structured with a full delivery day of live virtual case-based discussion talks with Q&A including a mock coroner’s inquest, with pre-recorded lectures to be watched in advance, which will be available 6 weeks prior to course delivery day.

Please see below for the provisional delivery day schedule to be held on 16th June.

Provisional Delivery Day Schedule

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

0900-0915 Introduction (Simon Britten)
0915-1000 Consent (Simon Gregg-Smith)
1000-1045 Gross Negligence Manslaughter (Leslie Hamilton)
1045-1100 Break
1100-1130 Dos and Don't in Court for Doctors (Leila Benyounes)
1130-1200 Patients who refuse blood transfusion on religious grounds (Simon Britten)
1200-1230 Introduction to Coronial Law (Anthony Howard)
1230-1300 Lunch
1300-1430 Coronial Law and Coroner's Inquest (Anthony Howard and Faculty)
1430-1445 Break
1445-1530 Clinical Negligence (Shyam Kumar)
1530-1600 Safe Social Media for Doctors (Heidi Mounsey)
1600-1610 Final remarks and close (Simon Britten 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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