FREE webinar on corporate manslaughter and the NHS, 10 am, Friday 19 June 2009

Gael Ltd and ECRI Institute (Europe), will be hosting a free 1 hour webinar at 10am on Friday 19th June 2009, looking at the Corporate Manslaughter Act and the implications for the NHS.

The webinar will be an opportunity to find out:

  1. What can go wrong that could expose a healthcare organisation to an investigation and possible prosecution under the Act.
  2. What your organisation can do to ensure compliance with the Act.

After The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) announcement on Friday 24th April 2009 that it is bringing the first charge in the UK under the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007, the implications for the healthcare sector are now very real.

As outlined in the Act, healthcare organisations will be guilty of corporate manslaughter if the way it manages or organises its activities causes a person’s death, and amounts to a gross breach of the duty of care owed to that person.

Almost all of a healthcare body’s activities fall within the scope of the Act. 

ECRI Institute (Europe) a major international non-profit health services research organisation and collaborating centre of the World Health Organisation, will be represented by Stuart Emslie, editor of Healthcare Governance Review and adviser to ECRI Institute (Europe). Stuart is formerly Department of Health head of controls assurance for the NHS in England. 

Register your attendance for this FREE webinar here

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