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Cases of note: Paul v. Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust; Polmear v. Royal Cornwall Hospital NHS Trust; Purchase v. Ahmed (Court of Appeal 13 January 2022)

These three cases were heard together by the court. All involved “secondary victims”, in other words people who were not directly subject to the alleged negligence, but either witnessed a shocking event or came upon it in its immediate aftermath. Those directly affected are known …

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Practitioner Performance Advice launches a range of digital resources

Our Practitioner Performance Advice education service has developed a range of digital resources, including five short, informational videos detailing key aspects of the service. The videos form part of the service’s overall aim to support the healthcare system in understanding, managing and resolving performance concerns …

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Case of note: Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust . AKC (High Court, 29 September 2021 – Steyn J. and Master Brown)

This was a complex and high value clinical negligence case involving the treatment of a cerebral arterio-venous malformation in 2012.  The trust admitted liability and settlement received court approval in 2019.  Solicitors for the claimant submitted a bill of costs exceeding £1m.  NHS Resolution argued …

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