Review into gross negligence manslaughter and culpable homicide – have your say
Patient organisations, groups and individual patients are invited to attend an event on 18 July, to help inform a UK-wide independent review into how gross negligence manslaughter and culpable homicide are applied to medical practice.
The General Medical Council (GMC) review will be led by Dame Clare Marx. It will include looking at the pathway leading from reporting to investigation and prosecution; distinguishing between errors and exceptionally bad failings; the role of expert witnesses; and the need for reliable data to support a genuine understanding of incidence and trends.
The working group carrying out the review wants to hear the views of patients, to help identify how to ensure investigations are timely, independently, fairly and expertly carried out, and support a just culture, where lessons can be learned.
Venue and time
The event will take place on Wednesday 18 July, between 1pm and 3.30pm, at The Wesley, 81 – 103 Euston Street, London, NW1 2EZ. Lunch is available at 1pm before the session starts at 1.30pm.
On the day
Dame Clare Marx will be joined by Vivienne Parry, who is the lay advisor on the working group. In particular, they’ll be looking at specific scenarios to understand more about:
· What people perceive to be ‘criminal acts’ by doctors.
· The experiences of patients and their families during local investigations following a fatal incident.
If you’d like to attend, please follow this link to register your interest.
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