Patient safety must be at the centre of the Government's mission for the NHS and all health care.
We fear victims of clinical injury may be denied specialist advice and see no change in an NHS legal culture, described by a Lord Edward Garnier, a leading Lawyer and Member of The House of Lords as 'deny, defend, delay'.
The Society of Clinical Negligence Lawyers (SCIL) hosts an annual conference for specialist accredited solicitors. This will be taking place at Birmingham NEC on 26 March 2020.
The SCIL is a members’ organisation for specialist claimant solicitor firms (approximately 100 firms) dedicated to the field of clinical negligence.
SCIL aims to promote best practice in the conduct of clinical negligence claims, to influence public policy for the benefit of injured persons and in doing so to promote access to justice and patient safety.
We are active in assisting our members in dealing with the implementation of the proposed government reforms since the abolition of Legal Aid for clinical negligence investigations (save for the exception for children injured at birth) and the impact that those reforms may have on access to justice.
SCIL is actively prompting a realistic alternative to a government proposal to introduce fixed recoverable costs. This focuses on fixing the problems with the mind-set and procedure of handling of clinical negligence claims.
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