Churchill's Medicolegal Pocketbook

Churchill's Medicolegal Pocketbook

By V. Machin, Senior Registrar, Accident and Emergency Department, Greenwich Hospital, London, UK; F. Lewington, Head of Forensic Science, Metropolitan Police, London, UK; and Peter Dean, LLM, MB, BS, BDS (Hons), DRCOG, H.M., Coroner, Essex; Forensic Physician, London, UK


Introduction. Consent. Confidentiality and release of information. The United Kingdom legal system. The Coroner and Procurator Fiscal. Appearing in court. Dealing with the police. Forensic samples. Writing a police statement. Writing a medical report. The Mental Health Act. The Road Traffic Act. Dealing with violent patients. Dealing with drug abusers. Non-accidental injury and child abuse. Complaints handling. Disciplinary procedures. The General Medical Council. Medical negligence. Risk management.