UK government consults on clinical disputesBMJ 1997; 315 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.315.7119.1327h (Published 22 November 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;315:1327
- Clare Dyer, legal correspondent
The UK government is consulting widely on proposed new procedures for dealing with medical negligence claims when the civil justice reforms recommended by Lord Woolf come into effect in 1999.
At the same time a draft protocol for resolving clinical disputes is out for consultation. This has been hammered out by the Clinical Disputes Forum, a group of doctors, lawyers, and healthcare managers convened as …