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Caribbean and Bermuda
MPS’s Dr Nancy Boodhoo and Al Neaber visited five countries in the region in October to meet with representatives of medical and dental associations, hospital boards and health services authorities.
In November, MPS Senior Consultant Dr Paul Nisselle presented risk management workshops focused on effective communication in conjunction with Cayman Islands Health Services Authority and the South Eastern and Western Regional Health Authorities in Jamaica.
In September, MPS held the Making it Safer: Out of Hours and Unscheduled Primary Care conference, in Westminster, London. The conference attracted nearly 200 medical and clinical directors, chief executive officers, general practitioners, commissioners of out-of-hours (OOH) services and nurses. The packed programme included talks on: the role of the nurse practitioner; top tips on registering with the CQC; telephone triage; vicarious liability; and learning from adverse events.
The second Hong Kong Expert Witness Training Programme, co-organised by MPS and HKMA, and supported by the HK Academy of Medicine, was held in September. The event was heavily oversubscribed, with more than 200 applications for 75 places. Topics included: the litigation process, clinical negligence, how to write a report, MPS claims handling ethos and what the courts wants from experts.
In November, Dr Ming-Keng Teoh delivered a lecture on medical protection and litigation in Penang. Dr Teoh spoke at the King Edward VII College of Medicine, University of Malaya’s annual alumni reunion.
More than 150 doctors attended a lunchtime seminar on consent at Gleneagles Hospital in September. MPS Head of Medical Services (Asia) Dr Ming-Keng Teoh spoke on “Ethical and legal principles”, Edwin Tong from Allen & Gledhill spoke on “Recent SMC and High Court decisions” and MPS Medicolegal Adviser Dr Janet Page spoke on “Where to from here?”
Dr Teoh and Dr Page met with the new SMC President, Prof Tan Ser Kiat, to discuss recent SMC decisions on consent and better ways of working together.
Chaired by MPS medicolegal consultants Dr Tony Behrman and Dr Liz Meyer, “Ethics for All”, the annual MPS ethics evening, was held in Pretoria (400 attendees) on Monday 21 November and in Cape Town (1,500 attendees) on Wednesday 30 November 2011.