Tom Banks and Edward Ramsay have both had articles regarding hospital inquests featured in the recent AvMA Lawyers Service Newsletter.

“Inquest touching the death of SP” by Tom Banks covers issues including elderly care, biliary obstruction, delay in obtaining CT results due to remote radiology arrangements and delay resulting in lost opportunities to undergo treatment.

Ed Ramsay, in his article “Falls and avoidable deaths in hospital: when should the Coroner sit with a jury?” reaches a conclusion that there is a good case for suggesting that in every inquest into a hospital death (where the main issue is the unnaturalness of the death) the Coroner should be looking closely at the discretion to sit with a jury because the suspicion that the death was avoidable (and therefore reportable to the CQC) will already have arisen.