Ethical and legal update
07 December 2020 at 7:30pm GMT

Simon Thackeray


To present an update of the Current current differences between Bolam and Montgomery and how they related to treatment and consent differently.

To give an update of the different types of Indemnity – Discretionary and Insurance based.

To discuss the grey areas of consent and how more manipulative marketing/communication may have an impact on this.


To understand the difference between Bolam and Montgomery and how you may still be negligent even if you have adhered to Bolam, but not Montgomery.

"to enable the practitioner to decide aboutwhat type of indemnity might be better for an individual practitioner ratherthan assuming all products are the same. 

To understand the terms regulated, mutual, claims made indemnity, occurrence-based indemnity, insurance, run-off cover, tail cover, nose cover and retroactive cover.,

To understand how consent is a process and not a one- off event, and how this might be relevant if patients have ‘buyer remorse’ that means consent is no longer valid even though the treatment was been provided without issues. 

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