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Patient Safety and the Law of Gross Negligence

Introduction
The safety of patients depends on recognition of an error when it occurs, and concerted efforts to prevent its recurrence. The recent highly publicised prosecutions of healthcare professionals for gross negligence manslaughter (GNM) has increased fears that they will make patients less safe by eroding …

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RSM Urology Section Winter Convention, 2018

This years Winter Convention of the Royal Society of Medicine’s Urology Section was a meeting not to forget. This time we were surrounded by the beautiful scenery of Corvara, Badia in the heart of the Italian Dolomites. President Roland Morley and Honorary Secretary Sri Sripasad …

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Seven TUF cycling challenges

Last November we successfully completed our 7th fundraising cycling challenge for The Urology Foundation (TUF) in Vietnam and Cambodia. Looking back over all seven adventures undertaken over nine years my main emotion is profound relief that none of my accompanying fellow riders has sustained any …

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River Plate meeting: first collaboration between urologists from Argentina, Uruguay and the UK

The RSM-River Plate Meeting on the 24th October 2016 in Buenos Aires, Argentina was the first of a new collaboration between Urologists from Argentina, Uruguay and the United Kingdom. It was the brainchild of British/Argentinian Urologist Mr Tom Rosenbaum and Professor Peter Thompson, both on …

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The response of the emergency services to the London and Manchester terror attacks: lessons to be learned

The recent terror attacks in Manchester and London resulted in a tsunami of severe casualties which were distributed to a number of accident and emergency departments in those two major cities. The manner in which the individuals involved were transported, received and dealt with acutely …

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Men’s Health Conference

The reduced life expectancy of men compared with women is an issue of some considerable importance. Not only do men die earlier on average than women, there is also a preponderance among men of premature death, with profound resultant economic implications for the whole family.

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Patient Safety, Litigation, and Gross Negligence Manslaughter

An all-day meeting was held at the Royal Society of Medicine on Friday 21st April entitled “Patient Safety, Litigation, and Gross Negligence Manslaughter”
The meeting commenced with a double act entitled “The Tsunami of Litigation: Why Doctors Get Sued”. Cousins James Badenoch QC and David Badenoch …

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John Fitzpatrick Irish Genitourinary Cancer Conference

On the 6th and 7th April 2017 the 3rd Annual John Fitzpatrick Conference was held in the fantastic Aviva Stadium in Dublin. The meeting was opened by Simon Harris, the Irish Minister of Health, who emphasised the challenges that need to be overcome to provide …

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RSM Urology Winter Meeting 2017, Northstar, California

This year’s Annual RSM Urology Section Winter Meeting, hosted by Roger Kirby and Matt Bultitude, was held in Lake Tahoe, California.
A pre-conference trip to sunny Los Angeles provided a warm-up to the meeting for a group of delegates who flew out early to visit Professor …

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Clinical Leadership Forum: 3rd National NHS Leadership meeting

On 16 April 2016 the Clinical Leadership Forum held their 3rd National NHS Leadership meeting for junior doctors and medical students at the Wolfson Education Centre, Imperial College Hammersmith Campus in London.
This was a full day event. The morning consisted of speakers and the afternoon hosted …

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