A change to ‘informed consent’
Why should a Scottish obstetric case affect what everyone does in private practice and the NHS? Lawyer Bertie Leigh explains.
The days when independent practitioners could assume their indemnifiers would permit them to remain in benefit and unlimited practice have long since departed.
High-risk practitioners may find the benefits of membership are withdrawn – and buying indemnity elsewhere is challenging. Without it, the GMC will not permit doctors to practise.
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