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Medico-Legal Issues for HEIs

Medico-Legal Issues for HEIs

Medico-Legal Issues for Higher Education Institutions

Our highly reputable experts in the healthcare, pharmaceuticals and life sciences sectors work alongside our higher education lawyers to ensure that we provide a joined up approach to HEIs and professional bodies on medico-legal issues.

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Our advice includes:

  • The regulatory framework, governance and operation of medical schools
  • Student fitness to practise (FTP) issues, including disciplinaries, complaints, advising FTP Panels and Appeal Panels, proceedings through to the Office of the Independent Adjudicator and judicial review proceedings
  • Representation at professional FTP proceedings, including those before the General Medical Council, Nursing and Midwifery Council, General Pharmaceutical Council and the Health and Care Professions Council
  • Advice and representation during Care Quality Commission inspections and investigations
  • The regulation and commercialisation of clinical trials and medical devices
  • The management and resolution of ethical clearance issues in healthcare related research
  • Industry sponsored research and university spin out companies
  • Collaborative arrangements between higher education institutions, NHS Trusts and research charities
  • Advice on funding issues, particularly involving grant and charitable funding and funds pledged by non-public sources
  • Clinical academics, including joint appointments and honorary contracts
  • Health and safety issues
  • Assistance and representation at coroner's inquests
  • Support in managing critical incidents, including complex safeguarding issues, serious injury or fatal accidents

For more information please contact Andrew Andrews on 020 7665 0864.

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