Medical Profession in UK Law

  • Bolitho v City and Hackney Health Authority
    • House of Lords
    • 13 November 1997
    ...... This appeal raises two questions relating to liability for medical negligence. The first, which I believe to be more apparent than real, ... her part would have been contrary to accepted practice in the profession." (Emphasis added.) . 12 As to the first of ......
  • Airedale NHS Trust v Bland
    • House of Lords
    • 04 February 1993
    ......In the eyes of the medical world and of the law a person is not clinically dead so long as the brain ... be powerless to provide the necessary guidance to the medical profession in that case, this House had recourse to declaratory relief for that ......
  • St. George's Healthcare N.H.S. Trust v S
    • Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
    • 30 July 1998
    ...... understand that Mr Havers received comment from the British Medical Association, who in the available time has not any practical opportunity ......
  • Dr. Purabi Ghosh v The General Medical Council
    • Privy Council
    • 18 June 2001
    ...... to a patient in her care, and that the standard of care which she had provided fell short of the standard which the public and the profession were entitled to expect of a registered medical practitioner. The Committee directed that for a period of two years Dr Ghosh's registration should be ......
  • Sidaway (A.P.) v Bethlem Royal Hospital and The Maudesley Hospital Health Authority and Others
    • House of Lords
    • 21 February 1985
    ...... listened with great care to a substantial and complex volume of medical evidence and delivered a meticulous and detailed judgment, and after two ... which doctors must follow, whatever may be the views of the profession? There is further a question of law as to the nature of the cause of ......
  • Raschid v General Medical Council
    • Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
    • 19 December 2006
    ......It has considered that in order to protect patients, maintain public confidence in the profession, and uphold proper standards of conduct, it is necessary and proportionate to suspend your registration. “The Panel has decided that the ......
  • Meadow v General Medical Council
    • Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
    • 26 October 2006
    ......Typical bye-laws have similar provisions. . . 30 The purpose of all these bodies is to regulate the profession or occupation concerned for the benefit of the public. It has been held that the essential purpose of FTP proceedings is to protect the public and ......
  • Chester v Afshar
    • House of Lords
    • 14 October 2004
    ...... performed, might lead to a seriously adverse result, known in medical parlance as cauda equina syndrome. The existence of such a duty is not in ... The result ought to come as no surprise to the medical profession which has to its credit subscribed to the fundamental importance of a ......
  • Re T (an Adult) (Consent to Medical Treatment)
    • Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
    • 30 July 1992
    ...... . 8 There seems to be a view in the medical profession that in such emergency circumstances the next of kin should be asked to consent on behalf of the patient and that, if possible, treatment should be ......
  • Montgomery v Lanarkshire Health Board
    • Supreme Court (Scotland)
    • 11 March 2015
    ...... Intervener (General Medical Council) . Andrew Smith QC . (Instructed by GMC Legal) . ... judgment, the appropriate standards being set by the medical profession. . . 75 Since Sidaway , however, it has become ......
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