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Expert Witness


Most health care is uneventful and has happy outcomes, but sadly things do go wrong occasionally and this can result in injury to a patient i.e. where an outcome is worse than had been anticipated. In such cases, investigation is required to establish whether any of the health care team involved was negligent in their duty of care and caused or contributed to the injury.

Our nursing experts are required to undertake that investigation on an independent basis, as an advisor to the legal teams, or possibly to give evidence as an expert witness when you will comment on “alleged breach of duty” i.e. the standard of nursing care, and providing opinion according to the relevant legal tests – mostly Bolam, Bolitho and Montgomery, all of which are covered in our training programme.

We are wanting to recruit on a self-employed basis senior nurses & Advanced Nurse Practitioners from a range of backgrounds which includes, but is not limited to the following areas:

  • Acute ward nursing – all areas
  • Acute elderly medicine & rehabilitation
  • Practice & community nursing
  • District nursing
  • Acute neuroscience nursing
  • Neonatal & paediatric nursing
  • Tissue viability / wound care
  • Private hospital nursing
  • Care home nursing & care
  • Intermediate care
  • Emergency medicine – all areas
  • Palliative care
  • The list is endless ………..

You might have specific areas of specialist skill or knowledge such as manual handling, falls or pressure care.

Some nursing experts are also required to write quantum reports on the care needs of people who have become disabled as a result of clinical negligence or injury. This is very different to the role described above and involves the comprehensive assessment of the injured party, analysis of needs, and detailed recommendations for future care with costs.

For more information on becoming a nursing expert, click here.