NEW PRESIDENT – Sir Robert Francis QC | The Medico-Legal Society
OUR NEW PRESIDENT HAS BEEN INSTALLED The Society's new president, Sir Robert Francis QC was installed on 11th October - our first meeting of the 2018-2019 season. His presidential address concerned the sad cases of Alfie Evans and Charlie Gard and whether withdrawal of treatment was in the best interests of such children. A full report will appear in the Medico-Legal Journal in due course. THE JOURNAL The latest edition of the Medico-Legal Journal (Volume 86 Part 3) was published at the beginning of October. The contents include transcripts of Dr Philip Joseph's lecture on "The Perils of Public Transport", and an exposé by "Times" journalist Billy Kenber of how price-hiking drug companies exploit the NHS. The journal also includes an original article by past President Alec Samuels on the cost of Clinical Negligence to the NHS, a discussion of Malpractice Litigation in Stroke Care by two practitioners from Hong Kong, and an article by Emma Szelepet, a senior lecturer at the