La Belle Forme Clinic is set to launch its new training course entitled ‘Dissection of a Lawsuit’ in Glasgow on February 19.
The course, developed by specialist consultant plastic surgeon Mr Taimur Shoaib and managing director of aesthetic business consultancy Cobalt-Panacea Associates, Sue Thomson, aims to improve patient and clinic outcomes in terms of medical negligence.
According to the company, the workshop will advise delegates on the challenges of potential litigation within the aesthetics specialty, providing real case study examples, to help prevent and best prepare practitioners for potential medical negligence claims in the future.
The company states that the ‘Dissection of a Lawsuit’ course will review current legal and insurance statistics, whilst discussing considerations when working with not only the patient, but the wider clinic team.
Delegates will hear from a variety of experienced medical speakers, including Dr Cormac Convery of the Aesthetics Complications Expert (ACE) Group, general secretary of the Association of Laser Safety Professionals, Mike Murphy, as well as Mr Shoaib, among others.
Talks will include medical aesthetic complications, how best to avoid them and how to manage them whilst ensuring patient safety. According to La Belle Forme, the afternoon sessions will incorporate real, anonymised case studies, enabling delegates the chance to work together in small groups to analyse the study, sharing their thoughts and feedback on how they would proceed using their new and updated knowledge.
Mr Shoaib said, "One thing we all fear is receiving a lawyer’s letter telling us a patient is pursuing a claim against us. In this conference we will be discussing how to recognise and manage complications, and will be going through real life examples of successful and unsuccessful claims for negligent treatment."
He added, "This conference would benefit every practitioner and manager that works in the specialty of medical aesthetics and we’re very excited about bringing something totally new to our friends and colleagues from all over Britain."