Lessons From Litigation
|Event Date/Time: Dec 03, 2003||End Date/Time: Dec 03, 2003|
|Early Registration Date: Nov 14, 2003|
Professor William Dunlop, President, RCOG
9.35am Introduction: Objectives of meeting, possible outcomes, an action plan
Miss Heather Mellows, Vice-President, RCOG
Chair: Miss Heather Mellows
9.40am AVMA: The patient perspective
Peter Walsh, Chief Executive, Action for Victims of Medical Accidents (AMVA), London
Speaker to be confirmed
Mr Marcus Setchell, Specialty Advisor in Gynaecology, NPSA and Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, The Whittington Hospital, London
11.15am The Claimant’s Solicitor
Mr John Pickering, Partner, Personal Injury Department, Irwin Mitchell, Solicitors, Sheffield
Terence Coghlan, QC, One Crown Office Row, London
11.45am Defence Solicitor
Mr Bertie Leigh, Senior Partner, Hempsons
John Grace, QC, 3 Serjeant’s Inn, London
1.30pm The Expert Witness: Yesterday, today and tomorrow
Mr Julian Woolfson, Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, London
2.00pm Proposals for reforming the approach to clinical negligence in the NHS
Ms Hilary Scott, Department of Health
3.00pm Panel Discussion – All speakers
Chair: Mr Peter Bowen-Simpkins, Honorary Treasurer, RCOG
· What are the recurring themes?
· What information should be collected to learn from mistakes?
· How could and should that information be used to reduce harm and therefore litigation?
· How can lessons be disseminated?
· What should medical staff do differently?
· What should managers do differently?
· What should lawyers do differently?
· Could the NHS, lawyers and the RCOG work together to improve care?
4.15pm Summing up, action plan
Miss Heather Mellows