UK public urged to comment on Medical Innovation Bill

2nd March 2014

Patients and the public in England are being urged by the government to voice their views on proposals to encourage doctors to try new innovative treatments when others are failing without undue fear of prosecution for clinical negligence.

The Medical Innovation Bill seeks to clarify in law that is it not negligent for a doctor to deviate from standard practice in treating a serious or life-threatening condition if the decision to do so is taken responsibly and is in the patient’s best interest.

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