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Even if the patient does not see a doctor, a duty of care still arises. • The duty of care does not arise simply because a patient is registered on their list (NHS (Choice of Medical Practitioner) Regulations 1998 (amended 1999)). In Barnett v Chelsea and Kensington Management Committee three night watchmen who had suffered arsenic poisoning presented themselves at the Accident and Emergency Department. The on call doctor did not attend the patients themselves but advised them to seek assistance from their GP the following day.

4 The standard of care Can a junior doctor rely on his inexperience where negligence is alleged? In Wilsher v Essex AHA (1987) Glidewell LJ held that: ‘the law requires the trainee or learner to be judged by the same standard as his more experienced colleagues’. The cases in the table below illustrate a similar theme in medical cases and non medical cases alike. A person cannot rely on their inexperience. Bear in mind that a junior doctor always has a more senior doctor he may call upon if assistance is needed.

A patient who could . . speak in terms which seemed to accept the inevitability of her own death, was not a patient who was able properly to weigh-up the considerations . . 1 INTRODUCTION Case 29 CONSENT 30 Checkpoint Item on checklist: Done! I understand that it is essential that a patient’s autonomy is respected. I can appreciate that a competent patient can refuse medical treatment even if it leads to that patient’s death. I can understand how and why capacity has sometimes been overridden when women are in labour.

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