MedCo is the new system to facilitate the sourcing of medical reports in soft tissue injury claims (such as whiplash) brought under the MoJ’s Pre-Action Protocol for Low Value Personal Injury Claims in Road Traffic Accidents. The new system went ..
Genral practioners GPs doctors will be interested in revised guidance on expert witnesses from the Legal Aid Agency. On 5 September 2014 the Legal Aid Agency (LAA) published revised guidance about expert witnesses in cases funded by legal aid. The ..
General practitioner GP doctors often ask: Who pays for extra questions on the expert reprt? After completing a report for a claimant solicitor, the expert often receives a list of questions-someimes a long list of questions, taking some time to answer because they ..
There was a fascinating session at the BMA conference in Liverpool on technological advances which have changed the face of medicine. The sessions was presented by Jason Bradbury on exponential growth, which sees the number of innovations double every 18 ..
NICE guidelines recommend general practitioners GPs are able to request some ‘direct access’ tests urgently. The main NICE recommendations are largely unchanged from the draft NICE guidelines published November 2014, and effectively lower the risk threshold at which patients are referred for ..
As a GP general practitioner, I was interested in this NICE guidance based on symptoms in order to suspect and diagnose cancer. Dr Steve Hajioff, is the chair of the expert group who developed the guideline. The guidance will also ..
Dr Martin Harris GP and elected representative spoke at the BMA annual conference in Liverpool about Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS). this was originally intended to benefit the patient, providing assessment and funding care. Unfortunately with a death is non suspicious such as dementia, ..