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GENERAL MEDICAL COUNCIL v HARIS

Fitness to Practise - Sexual offences - Test to be applied - Meaning of sexual motivation - Sexual assault - Touching

[2021] Med LR Plus 3

GENERAL MEDICAL COUNCIL v X

Fitness to practise - Sexual misconduct - Judicial review - Publication of Medical Practitioners Tribunal decision - ECHR article 2 right to life - GMC appeal against sanction - GMC Sanctions Guidance

[2021] Med LR Plus 5

TOOMBES (A PROTECTED PARTY WHO SUES BY HER MOTHER AND LITIGATION FRIEND, TOOMBES) v MITCHELL (SUED IN HIS OWN RIGHT AND AS A PARTNER IN, AND ON BEHALF OF ALL THE PARTNERS IN THE HAWTHORN MEDICAL PRACTICE)

Clinical negligence - Preliminary issue - Wrongful conception and birth - Congenital spinal cord defect and disability - Whether liability under Congenital Disabilities (Civil Liability) Act 1976, section 1 or common law - Whether no cause of action as one for wrongful life

[2021] Med LR Plus 8

ISMAIL v JOYCE

Clinical negligence - Breach of duty - Witness evidence

[2021] Med LR Plus 10

IN THE MATTER OF X (A CHILD) (NO 2) A NHS TRUST v X

Children - Medical treatment - Blood transfusions - Best interests - Gillick competence - Capacity - Autonomy - Treatment against a child's religious beliefs - Effect of section 8 of the Family Law Reform Act 1969 - Whether the child's decision should be determinative - Orders to cover expected future medical crises

[2021] Med LR Plus 11

REDDY v GENERAL MEDICAL COUNCIL

General Medical Council - Fitness to Practise proceedings - Dishonesty - Whether serious procedural irregularities - Assessment of credibility - Sufficiency of reasoning in determination - Whether bias on part of Tribunal

[2021] Med LR Plus 13

BUX v GENERAL MEDICAL COUNCIL

General Medical Council - Fitness to practise - Medical expert report - Conflict of interest - Duty of disclosure - Dishonesty - Erasure

[2021] Med LR Plus 17

IDDON v WARNER

Fundamental dishonesty - Clinical negligence - Dishonesty in respect of quantum of claim - Successful application by defendant for dismissal of claim on ground of dishonesty

[2021] Med LR Plus 18

R (DAWSON) v UNITED LINCOLNSHIRE HOSPITALS NHS TRUST

Application for Judicial Review challenging decision by NHS Trust to reorganise delivery of NHS services in its area to increase medical services capacity for non-Covid-19 patients - Whether the Decision and proposals were formed in breach of duties under NHS Act 2006, section 242 to make arrangements to secure the involvement of service users - Whether such duties were moderated in circumstances of urgency, necessity and resource pressures arising during the Covid-19 pandemic and where the reorganisation was temporary and was subject to review

[2021] Med LR Plus 20

HARIS v GENERAL MEDICAL COUNCIL

Medical Practitioners' Tribunal - Fitness to practise - Sexual misconduct - Finding that non-clinically indicated intimate examinations of two patients were not sexually motivated - Appeal against finding by General Medical Council – High Court decision to quash finding - Doctor's appeal to Court of Appeal - Inferences of fact to be drawn from primary facts - Proper appellate approach to challenges to such inferences

[2021] Med LR Plus 22

BREAKINGBURY v CROAD

Clinical negligence - Dental negligence - Trial of preliminary issues - Whether non-delegable duty of care owed by dental practice owner to patient - Whether dental practice owner vicariously liable for negligence on the part of associates - Whether claim barred by the Limitation Act 1980

[2021] Med LR Plus 23

KHAN v MEADOWS

Clinical negligence – Scope of duty of care – Tort of negligence – Advice – Wrongful birth – SAAMCO counterfactual.

[2021] Med LR Plus 25

HUGHES v RATTAN

General Dental Services Contract – Duty owed by principal dentist to patient of dental practice – Independent contractors – Associate dentists – Whether principal dentist and practice owner owed a non-delegable duty of care to patients of the practice – Whether principal dentist was vicariously liable for the negligence of an associate dentist.

[2021] Med LR Plus 29