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New Supreme Court Ruling on Consent

The recent Supreme Court ruling in the case of Montgomery v Lanarkshire Health Board[1] has attracted attention in the medical press[2]. The effect of the ruling strikes a fatal blow to medical paternalism, ending once and for all the ‘doctor knows best’ attitudes endorsed in the cases of Bolam and
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Raising standards in cosmetic surgery

In light of several high profile cases of poor practice in recent years, the Royal College of Surgeons, in collaboration with the British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS), is launching a consultation exercise to consider the introduction of new specialist training for cosmetic surgeons. It is intended
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Mr Stone to Ride London 2015 for Cancer Research

Mr Stone is raising money for Cancer Research UK by participating in the Ride London 2105 Charity Cycle Event. If you are interested to know more about what Mr Stone is doing, and are able to help, please visit Mr Stone’s Just Giving page: https://www.justgiving.com/CHRIS-STONE8 To donate £5 on your mobile phone
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Skiers beware!

Those heading for a winter break in the snow-covered Alps in 2014 will do well to remember that broken bones, twisted knees and the odd hang-over are not the only dangers they face. Exposure to ultraviolet light is increased by virtue of high altitude and reflection of the sun’s rays
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AvMA meeting & presentation

The quarterly South West Lawyers’ Support Group Meeting of AvMA took place this week in Bristol, hosted by Clarke Willmott Solicitors. Mr Stone was invited to speak on medico-legal issues in relation to cosmetic breast surgery. The main focus of the talk was on the assessment of aesthetic outcome in order to
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Prudential Ride London – Surrey 100

Mr Stone participated in the inaugural Ride London hundred-mile cycling sportive on 4th August 2013 to raise money for Cancer Research UK, completing the ride in 5:18:56. A big ‘thank you‘ to everyone who kindly contributed to the fund raising effort – over £400 raised so far to help research
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RideLondon 2013

The incidence of malignant melanoma, which often targets young people, is rising faster than that of any other cancer in the United Kingdom. Although much progress has been made in developing new surgical techniques and drugs to fight melanoma, in many patients it can still be a devastatingly aggressive disease.
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NHS whistle-blowing: at what personal cost?

NHS whistle-blowing is again in the news with the revelation that Great Ormond Street Hospital imposed a constructive dismissal settlement gagging order on a consultant who raised concerns about a reduction in junior doctors numbers. Patients First UK representative, David Johnstone, spoke to the Devon and Exeter Medico-legal Association (DEMLA) about
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