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Clinical Negligence
Personal Injury
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Course Aims:

This two part CPDcast aims to provide an overview of the key practical issues involved in SUIs (serious untoward incidents) and inquests. In part one, the podcast looks at the context of SUIs, the types of evidence involved in SUI claims and practical tips for good reports and investigations.

After completing the course you will:
  • Understand where SUIs fit in the legal and governance framework;
  • Understand the issue of multiplicity of process;
  • Understand the claims and complaints procedure in relation to the NHS and civil claims;
  • Know examples of criminal investigations and corporate manslaughter in this context;
  • Understand what is meant by a gross breach;
  • Appreciate the role of the HSE;
  • Appreciate the possibility of a Human Rights Claim;
  • Know the types of evidence that may be required and the relevant weight each type is given;
  • Be given practical tips in relation to investigations and interviews.
Intermediate Difficulty: 3 of 5
Case Update
Practical Guide
Sources and References:
  • R v. Adamoko [1994] 5 Med LR 277;
  • R v Misra and another [2004] EWCA Crim 2375;
  • Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007;
  • Health and Safety at Work Act 1974;
  • R v Southampton University Hospitals NHS Trust 2007 2 CR. App. (S.) 9;
  • Human Rights Act 1998.

In this two part CPDcast series, Nadia Persaud, a Partner at Bevan Brittan, provides a practical guide to the key procedural issues involved in SUIs and Inquests. In part one, she examines the context of an SUI within the wider regulatory framework including civil claims, criminal investigations and corporate manslaughter. She also looks at the different types of evidence that might be involved and discusses a few practical tips for good reports and investigations. In part 2, she continues her discussion on the tips and traps of reports and investigations namely witness statements and documentary support t, and also examines inquests both the law and procedure surrounding them.

Podcast last reviewed: 2011-03-28

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