With obstetric negligence being the most costly negligence claims for the NHS, it is becoming even more critical to ensure you are implementing the most effective methods and approaches to avoid negligence claims.
Continuing C5's successful series of obstetric negligence events, our expert panel, led by the top obstetric clinicians and lawyers, is proud to present the 6th Forum on Obstetric Negligence. Join your peers in May to gain the most effective approaches, critical solutions, and essential legal updates applicable to the obstetric profession at the Melia White House Hotel, London on 12th and 13th May 2011.
Key topics to be covered at this event include:
- Managing abnormalities during the antenatal and intrapartum period to reduce the instances of cerebral palsy in babies
- Overcoming the risks of shoulder dystocia and obstetric brachial plexus injury "Erb's palsy"
- Adopting a strategy to successfully monitor and manage CTG traces
- Investigating and responding to adverse incidents of CTG traces
- When do obstetric complications lead to successful claims?
- Combating the challenges of obtaining consent to obstetric treatment
- Understanding the role of fetal medicine in obstetric negligence
- Addressing the challenges of appearing in the Coroner's court
- Accurately assessing and classifying perineal tears
- Implementing effective communication practices to manage complaints
- Minimising risks by developing a plan to manage and reduce deliveries by caesarean section
- Writing effective clinical documentation and adopting sound record-keeping practices
- Executing an effective risk management strategy and investigation plan
- Determining liability: breach of duty and causation
- Assessing quantum in obstetric negligence cases
Dr. Timothy Draycott, Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, Spire Bristol Hospital
Pat Gould, Regional Representative for the Royal College of Midwives
Dr. Austin Ugwumadu, Consultant and Senior Lecturer in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, St. George's Hospital and University of London
Dr. Timothy Overton, Consultant in Fetal Medicine and Obstetrics, St. Michael's Hospital
Prof. Christine Kettle, Professor of Women's Health, Staffordshire University
Dr. Andrew Williams, Director and Pelvic Consultant Colorectal Surgeon, Guy's and St. Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
Dr. Brian Kendall, Neuroradiologist, Royal Free Hampstead NHS Trust
Dr. Jane Hawdon, Consultant Neonatologist, University College London Hospitals
Who should attend?
From NHS Trusts, Hospitals and Clinics:
- Heads of Midwifery
- Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
- Paediatric Neurologists
- Fetal Medicine Consultants
- Clinical/Health Risk Advisers and Managers
- NHS Trust Solicitors and In-house Counsel
- Clinical Negligence
- Medical and Health Law
For further information visit http://www.C5-Online.com/obstetric or contact Maria Romanova, Marketing Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org
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