[Past] Webinar - An inspector calls - sharing information with the police
Doctors often find themselves interacting with the police and may be uncertain of their obligations. This webinar will cover scenarios when medical practitioners are asked to provide information about patient’s to the police in the form of reports, records and statements. It will allow you to co-operate with investigations while ensuring compliance with ethical and legal principles.
With time for real-time questions and answers during the broadcast, this is the ideal way to have the expertise of Medical Protection brought directly to you.
This webinar will allow you to understand:
- When you must seek consent from patient's to disclose information to the police.
- When information can be shared with police without consent.
- When to seek clarification from the police about the purpose of a request for information.
- The GMC's guidance and the law.
Dr Pallavi Bradshaw
Education Lead, Medical Protection
Dr Gordon C McDavid
Medicolegal Consultant, Medical Protection
Dr Pallavi Bradshaw graduated from St Catharine’s College, Cambridge gaining a BA (Hons) with a dissertation in Medical Law and Ethics. She trained at Addenbrooke’s Hospital and began specialist training in ophthalmology and was also awarded the MA (Cantab). She then gained membership to the Royal College of Ophthalmologists before continuing higher specialist training until joining the Medical Protection Society (MPS) in 2007.
In her role as Medicolegal Consultant she supports and advises doctors internationally. She is also involved in developing MPS policy and engages with stakeholders and the media, regularly writing for and being quoted in trade and national press. She is Education Services Lead with responsibility for development and delivery of MPS’s risk management programmes in the Western Hemisphere.
Dr Gordon C McDavid
Dr Gordon McDavid graduated with MBChB from the University of Glasgow. He worked as a doctor in a number of hospitals in the west of Scotland, eventually specialising in respiratory and general medicine having completed the MRCP examinations during this time.
Gordon moved into full-time medicolegal work and joined MPS in 2011.
Having graduated from Cardiff University with LLM with distinction in Legal Aspects of Medical Practice, he has also been awarded membership by examination to the Faculty of Forensic and Legal Medicine.