GROUPCARE event: Avoiding medico-legal pitfalls in primary care

Future dates for this course will be announced.

6 hours of CPD*

As you are aware the UK government has indicated that everyone in the UK should avoid non-essential travel and contact and we are following this advice. After careful consideration we have decided to cancel all face to face courses until the end of 2020. When the situation changes we will update our website.

(previously Avoiding medico-legal pitfalls in practice)

Free for GROUPCARE members

GPs are vulnerable to criticism from lots of different sources. Concerns can arise from the most seemingly harmless and innocent of situations, and a wide range of different investigations can come about as a result of a single incident.

However, we believe this 'multiple jeopardy' can be mitigated by the approach taken by doctors and the practice team when things do go wrong.

This interactive course is for GPs and practice managers who want to manage these day-to-day risks better, and aims to help practice teams 'get it right'.

Course content

  • Multiple jeopardy
  • Managing complaints/confidentiality and conflict
  • What getting it right looks like.

This course complements all our other courses, but particularly those on complaint handling, conflicts and the duty of candour.

Who should attend?

  • GPs
  • Practice managers
  • GPSTs
  • Practice nursing staff

*Worth 6 hours of CPD when accompanied by a reflective note.

If you are not in a GROUPCARE scheme you can pay to attend this course


Dr Jerard Ross BSc(MedSci)(Hons) MB ChB MD FRCS FRCS(Neurosurgery) DLM

MDU medico-legal adviser

Jerard graduated from the University of Aberdeen in 1994. He then moved into surgical training in Edinburgh before completing his M.D. at the University of Manchester. Before joining the MDU he was a consultant in adult and paediatric neurosurgery in Edinburgh where he was the surgeon to the Scottish National Paediatric Epilepsy Programme.

james godber mdu

James Godber

James is a graduate of the Rose Bruford School of Theatre and Performance and Learning & Development Officer at the MDU, delivering all aspects of in-house training – from management skills to induction courses.

Dr Clare Sweeney

Dr Clare Sweeney

MDU medico-legal adviser

Clare graduated from Queen's University in Belfast in 1990 and trained as a GP. Before joining the MDU she worked as a GP partner for over 20 years. She completed a Master's Degree in Medical Law in 2014. Clare has a special interest in the legal and ethical aspects of end of life care.


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  • GP, Welling
  • 29 January 2020 3:15PM

It was a really great course; I learnt so much and it was so relevant to general practice. The case study was so helpful to work through

  • GP, London
  • 29 January 2020 3:14PM

Very informative, reassuring as well as providing a wake up call

  • Ms Woodall
  • 13 December 2019 4:09PM

please notify me of courses for Practice Managers

  • Dr Talmaci
  • 28 November 2019 9:13PM

I would like to attend this event