Position Statement on the Legal Aspects of “Medical Manslaughter”

Posted 11 April 2018 in

Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland, Royal College of Surgeons of England, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow and Federation of Surgical Specialty Associations Position Statement on the Legal Aspects of “Medical Manslaughter”

The Association of Surgeons of Great Britain & Ireland, the Royal College of Surgeons of England, the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow and the Federation of Surgical Specialty Associations view with great concern the recent and highly publicised instances of the criminal prosecution, for gross negligence manslaughter, of individual medical practitioners and other health professionals, notably with regard to Drs. Sellu and Rudling and the optometrist, Ms. Rose.

We have attached their Position Statement on the Legal Aspects of Medical Manslaughter.

The Association of Coloproctology of GB & I endorsed this Position Statement at the Executive Committee meeting of ACPGBI held on 10.4.2018.

We wished to bring the statement to our members attention.

Download the Statement here (249kB)

Yours sincerely

 

James Hill
President ACPGBI