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22 April 2021

BSNR Easter Lecture

Missing the Gorilla: Radiology, Inattential Blindness and the Law

Paul Sankey, Partner and Senior Solicitor, Enable Law

We were extremely fortunate to have eminent clinical negligence solicitor Paul Sankey talking to us on 21st April, picking up where Professor Jeremy Wolfe left off in our Christmas lecture (which is still available to watch here); after Professor Wolfe told us about why we miss things, Paul Sankey gave an engaging and informative lecture about what happens after radiologists miss things. His fascinating talk took us through the key cases that have shaped the law as it currently stands, and where he feels there is still progress to be made. Of interest to all radiologists and indeed all health professionals and beyond, Mr Sankey asked: what is reasonable care when it comes to pure diagnostics, and how does the law recognise this? This was followed by a fascinating panel discussion involving Mr Sankey, Professor Wolfe, BSNR President Dr Daniel Birchall, and BSNR Educational Committee Lead Dr Ian Craven.

Please do watch and share the lecture - available via youtube above.