Research Misconduct, Professional Regulation, and Tailored Legalities: an analysis of General Medical Council casework, 1990-2012

Event Name Research Misconduct, Professional Regulation, and Tailored Legalities: an analysis of General Medical Council casework, 1990-2012
Start Date 24th Feb 2014 12:30pm
End Date 24th Feb 2014 1:30pm
Duration 1 hour
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Date: 24th February 2014, 12.30-1.30pm, Ken Mason Suite, School of Law, University of Edinburgh

 

Speaker: Marie-Andree Jacob, School of Law, Keele University 

 

Title: Research Misconduct, Professional Regulation, and Tailored Legalities: an analysis of General Medical Council casework, 1990-2012.

 

Abstract: In my talk I will discuss the results of an AHRC-funded project on the ways research misconduct has been characterised and addressed by the GMC, between 1990 and 2012. There have been excellent studies of the management of risks, errors and negligence amongst medical doctors, and on the regulation and disciplining of UK medical doctors  but very little has been written on the disputes, complaints and adjudication that may stem from problematical research activities by medics.  This is surprising given the fact that these types of breaches can have very serious public health impacts, affecting not one patient as in the typical doctor-patient encounter, but potentially many.