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Expert witness training courses to be held for GPs

Training courses in how to write medicolegal reports and give evidence in court are being run by a leading UK provider of medical evidence.

By popular demand from GPs and specialists, the first "Excellence in Report Writing" course will be held on 17 September at the Groves Medical Centre in New Malden, Surrey.

The company employs 2,500 doctors to provide medical reports and give evidence in personal injury, medical negligence, employer and public liability court cases.

The course provides practical exercises including writing reports, reviewing and critiquing completed cases, and encourages discussions of what makes the perfect report.

Tricia Livett, course leader, said: "Feedback from delegates is always extremely positive. There is widespread agreement among GPs and specialists that the importance of completing medical reports to a high standard is paramount, and knowing how to do so effectively, as well as give evidence in court, is important for GPs and specialists in their busy and often hectic lives."

The course is run by Mobile Doctors, supported by legal training consultancy Bond Solon and covers topics from what an expert witness is to what is required from them in the courtroom and includes practical exercises reviewing good and bad reporting.

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