Healthcare (Presenting for the General Medical Council)
David has 17 years of experience as a barrister. He has worked predominantly in the criminal courts and the regulatory tribunals. He has dealt with a wide-range of cases at the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service. David’s experience and skills led to his appointment to a number of national panels, including the highest grade of CPS advocates, the Attorney-General’s Unified List of Prosecutors and the list of Specialist Regulatory Advocates.
David presents for the General Medical Council, dealing with Fitness to Practise Hearings and Reviews. He is a dedicated advocate who prides himself on extremely thorough preparation and close attention to detail.
David has a particular interest in Healthcare regulation. He regularly conducts training courses around the UK for healthcare professionals including nurses, midwives and doctors at all levels. His training deals with such topics as “Expert Witnesses”, “Expert Reports”, “Giving Evidence”, “The Duty of Candour”, “Root Cause Analysis in NHS Incident Management” and “Safeguarding”. David’s in-depth knowledge of these areas and his previous experience as an educator have resulted in glowing feedback from doctors, nurses, managers and NHS directors.
David is Visiting Lecturer in “Professional Discipline” at the BPP University on the Bar Professional Training Course. His courses focus on Healthcare Regulation.
GMC v Dr N (2017) – Fitness to Practise Hearing – anaesthetist working as a locum doctor on board a cruise ship for two months having had her licence to practise withdrawn. The issue in the case was dishonesty.