Event Details

Time: 9.30am – 5.00pm


Surgeries are going through very challenging and testing times, with many changes being imposed upon them by NHS England, the CCG and the CQC.

This seminar, facilitated by Darius Ferrigno will provide you with the legal knowledge and confidence to allow you to deal with issues around negligence, consent and confidentiality.

This seminar will look at:

  • Negligence
    The duty of care
    The standard of care
    Breach of the duty
    Acts and omissions
    Reasonable foreseeability
  • Specific issues in negligence within a general practice
    Surgery protocols and polices
    Taking instructions or ignoring instructions
    Insufficient time
    Inadequate resources
    Knowledge, training and experience
    Legal issues surrounding delegation
    Legal issues surrounding supervision and management
    Vicarious liability
  • Consent
    Oral and written consent
    Implied consent
    Refusing treatment
    Mental capacity (in brief)
    Competent and incompetent patients
    Mentally ill patients
    Providing information to patients
  • Confidentiality
    Confidentiality at common law
    Confidentiality under statute
    Data protection issues
    Human rights issues
    Access to medical reports

The seminar  has limited places to allow delegates time to discuss problems facing them in their surgeries.


Travelling to Essex Equip By Car:

There is NO parking at the venue, but the public pay and display car park can be found on Newland Drive (CM8 2AP) about 300 yards away.  £6 for the whole day or for further tariff, please see Braintree Council Website

From the car park walk back to Collingwood Rd and then back up to the traffic lights. At the traffic lights turn left onto Newland St. (The George PH is on the corner) carry on walking until you reach the zebra crossing (outside the Public Library), cross the road and head towards the Dorothy L Sayers Statue and the Job Centre. Our entrance just at the rear of the Job Centre.

By Train

It is a 7 min walk from Witham Railway Station, head towards the town, turn left at THE AVENUE, continue walking down The Avenue to the junction with Newland Street, then turn right, carry on walking until you reach the zebra crossing (outside the Public Library), cross the road and head towards the Job Centre. Our entrance is just at the rear of the Job Centre.

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Cancellations with a full refund will be accepted up to and including 15 days prior to the event.  Any refund request for places cancelled after this date will not be refunded.