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Clinical Negligence Debate 2020: Programme

The Clinical Negligence Debate 2020 will consider steps to be taken to address claims and improving patient safety.

Over the course of the one-day event, claimant and defendant solicitors will hear from a range of expert speakers on topics such as the discount rate, mediation and the NHS’s work to improve patient safety.

Practicing medical professionals will also provide invaluable insight into the challenges that they face on a daily basis.

8.30am Registration and exhibition  
9.00am Chair’s welcome Melanie Rowles, Medical Protection Society
9.10am Headline sponsor’s welcome

Rebecca Fenton, Hayes Medicals

9.15am

How has clinical negligence been reformed and what are the effects on the NHS and patients?

Presentation: Overview of current reform programmes affecting clinical negligence, such as fixed costs and discount rate

Panel discussion: What further reform does clinical negligence require?

John McQuater, APIL

Mark Holt, Frenkel Topping

Suzanne Munroe, Switalskis Solicitors

10.15am Refreshments and exhibition  
10.35am

How successful has mediation been for the NHS?

Presentation: Overview of NHS Resolution’s claims mediation service

Presentation: Working with the parties: the mediator’s perspective

Presentation: Mediation from the perspective of a defendant solicitor

Presentation: Mediation from the perspective of a claimant solicitor and barrister

Alan Jacobs, Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution

Majid Hassan, Capsticks

Shahin Master, Irwin Mitchell

Daniel Frieze, St John’s Buildings

Julienne Vernon, NHS Resolution

11.35am Refreshments and exhibition  
11.45am

How successful has mediation been for the NHS?

Panel discussion: When and how should alternative dispute resolution mechanisms be utilised?

Alan Jacobs, Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution

Majid Hassan, Capsticks

Shahin Master, Irwin Mitchell

Daniel Frieze, St John’s Buildings

Julienne Vernon, NHS Resolution

12.15pm Lunch and exhibition  
1.15pm

What is required of medical professionals to carry out their duty of candour?

Presentation: Overview of the duty of candour and it’s requirements for medical professionals

Presentation: Putting the duty into practice

Panel discussion: How can medical professionals achieve better informed consent in a resource-precious environment such as the NHS?

Mike McKenna, Forum of Insurance Lawyers

Danny Keenan, associate medical director, Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust, and professor of cardiothoracic surgery, University of Manchester

Jonathan Godfrey, Parklane Plowden Chambers

Shannett Thompson, Kingsley Napley

Dr Pallavi Bradshaw, Medical Protection Society

2.35pm Refreshments and exhibition  
2.55pm

Why do patients become claimants?

Presentation: Overview of the journey that patients take to become claimants

Panel discussion: How can the NHS and legal representatives better treat claimants and medical professionals in the event of negligence?

Stephen Webber, Society of Clinical Injury Lawyers

Sean Doherty, DAC Beachcroft

Sue Bayram, independent nurse consultant, expert witness, and civil and commercial mediator

Denise Chaffer, NHS Resolution

Dr Pallavi Bradshaw, Medical Protection Society

4.00pm Chair’s closing remarks Melanie Rowles, Medical Protection Society
*Programme subject to change