This is an interactive masterclass which provides a basic introduction to a number of key
legal issues which feature in clinical practice, providing the opportunity to explore recent
developments in clinical negligence, informed consent and information disclosure, and
mental capacity. It will enhance awareness and improve understanding of an important
range of medico-legal considerations which are increasingly affecting the everyday working lives of healthcare professionals.



A key focus is to allow participants to develop a greater understanding of how the law works in theory and in practice, how to prevent complaints arising and how to assess the relative strengths and weaknesses of a patient’s complaint from a legal perspective.



This course is for patient facing staff only (all grades including registered HCPCs and non-registered staff.)

Masterclass Outcomes
At the end of the masterclass, participants will:
• Have developed a breadth of knowledge of a range of medico-legal and ethical issues which feature
in both the UK and other jurisdictions.
• Be able to relate legal rules specifically to different areas of clinical practice.
• Be able to evaluate and apply the legal rules in practical and contextual situations in order to assess
the potential liability of healthcare professionals.
• Be able to evaluate important questions pertaining to patient rights.


Masterclass Outline:
Introductions and overview of contemporary issues in healthcare law
Clinical Negligence in Practice
Clinical Negligence Case Scenarios (Group Work Exercise)
Informed Consent and Information Disclosure
Informed Consent in Practice (Problem-Based Scenarios for Group Discussion)
Mental Capacity Law: Debate and Identification of Key Issues

Date Time Location
Mon 24th June 2024 09:00 – 16:15 Virtual – MS Teams

Please use the form below to apply. These places will be allocated on a first come first basis.

The protected characteristics monitoring form is separate to the main application form below; completion is optional & anonymous. We ask for information on your ‘protected characteristics’ in order to help us monitor our performance on equality.

If you have already completed this form since April 2024 & nothing has changed, there is no need to complete again.

Book Now