Expert Speakers Confirmed – Learning from Five Years of Cerebral Palsy Claims: Past, Present, & Future Trends in Litigation

We are delighted to bring you a new programme which will focus on learning from the most recent extensive report by NHS Resolution, Five Years of Cerebral Palsy Claims, as well as other salient trends in litigation in maternity.

The speakers confirmed so far:

  • Dr Michael Magro – Former Darzi Fellow, NHS Resolution, and Author of the Five Years of Cerebral Claims report
  • James Badenoch QC 1 Crown Office Row. James was counsel in the landmark case of Montgomery v Lanarkshire Health Board [2015]which has huge implications for the way the law deals with consent.
  • Tora Clark-Ward – Risk & Governance Midwife at Rosie Maternity Hospital, and soon to join the Healthcare Safety Investigations Branch (HSIB) on secondment.

The aim of the study day is to provide an understanding of the main trends in obstetric incidences; setting a context following the ‘Five Years of Cerebral Palsy Claims’ report, lessons learned and strategies for implementation into practice to improve outcomes for mother and baby, and the clinical team.

This unique one-day course focuses on the following important elements of clinical negligence and new case law for maternity teams:

  • Five Years of Cerebral Palsy Claims – key findings
  • NHS Resolution Response to ‘Five Years of Cerebral Palsy Claims’ Report
  • Consent to treatment issues in Maternity claims
  • The Patient’s Perspective
  • The Clinician’s Perspective
  • Why does intrapartum management remain a fundamental issue in so many cases?
  • Personal Accountability & Whistleblowing

Course Details

2nd November 2018| 09.00 – 16.40

Central Birmingham

There are limited places available, so please book or register your interest with the team to avoid disappointment.

Relevant For

For all members of the maternity team including midwives, obstetricians and anaesthetists, together with risk managers, claims managers, and lawyers handling clinical negligence claims

This is an essential course for all those involved in the care of women and their babies who need to understand how recent developments in the legal and regulatory landscape will impact on their scope of practice.

Five Years of Cerebral Palsy Claims is a detailed analysis of clinical and non-clinical themes from cerebral palsy claims, with an aim of disseminating shared learning and highlighting areas of improvement. In the last Annual Report by NHS Resolution maternity claims accounted for 50% of the total value of claims in the NHS – a year-on-year trend. With litigation costs increasing, learning from past incidences to prevent harm has never been more paramount.

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