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Webinar: The Health and Disability Commission: Secondary Care Perspective

  • Dates: 24 – 24 Jun, 2021
Time: 19.00

: Online

Cost: No additional charge for members

Suitable for: Secondary care clinicians in New Zealand

Our latest one-hour interactive webinar offers a refresher discussion for secondary care clinicians exploring the Health and Disability Commission and its processes. 

Medical Protection Medicolegal Consultants, Dr Tim Cookson and Dr Samantha King will examine cases published by the Commission and from Medical Protection’s own files. They will share themes, lessons learnt and strategies to help you reduce your risk.

By the end of this webinar you’ll gain a greater understanding of:

  • The Health and Disability Commission process and how to respond appropriately
  • common themes in Health and Disability Commission cases
  • how Health and Disability Commission complaints can impact clinicians
  • strategies to help lessen the effect of Disability Commission complaints.


Dr Tim Cookson
Medicolegal Consultant, Medical Protection

Dr Tim Cookson is a Medicolegal Consultant for Medical Protection New Zealand. A graduate of Otago University, Dr Cookson worked in paediatrics before commencing general practice in 1987. Dr Cookson has been a GP in a central Wellington city practice for many years and is involved with undergraduate and GPEP training. 

Dr Samantha King

Medicolegal Consultant, Medical Protection

Dr Samantha King is a Medicolegal Consultant for Medical Protection in New Zealand. Dr King graduated from Otago Medical School and has worked in general practice in Auckland since 1991. She was awarded a fellowship at the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners and holds a Masters in Healthcare Law and Ethics. Dr King regularly presents at workshops, conferences and practices throughout New Zealand.