The Medico-Legal Society

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The Royal Society of Medicine has told us about an upcoming conference organised by their Patient Safety Section which may be of interest to members of the Medico-Legal Society. Please click on the link below for full details

Inquests, Indemnity and Incidents in Primary Care

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Date: Thursday 16 April 2020

Venue: The Royal Society of Medicine

This meeting will focus on some of the key medico-legal issues that impact GPs, primary care and patient safety, with a specific emphasis on inquests, clinical negligence and incidents.


The latest edition of the Medico-Legal Journal (Vol 87 pt 4 2019) has been published in both its print and online versions.

The Editors’ joint editorial addresses the issue of “Pollution and Ill Health.” The Journal reports the talk given to the Society by Charles Clayton and James de Courcy (representatives of the Primary Trauma Care Foundation) on the shocking statistics showing trauma to be the leading cause of death and disability in Young People. Former President of the Society (and retired law lecturer) Alec Samuels discusses the role of the NHS both for England and as a provider of healthcare for overseas patients including illegal immigrants.

Contributions from beyond the Society include an article from Nottingham on Litigation in Ophthalmology, a discussion from authors in Syracuse NY on death due to accidental lesion to femoral vessels and a contribution from members of the Institute of Legal Medicine in Cantanzaro Italy on the use of post-mortem multi-slice computed tomography in evaluation of gunshot injuries

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