Medical reports

The General Medical Council has guidance for doctors on their duties when acting as an expert witness http://www.gmc-uk.org/guidance/ethical_guidance/expert_witness_guidance.asp

Paragraph 19 is of interest to those who obtain reports from treating doctors:

“If there is any matter that gives rise to a potential conflict of interest, such as any prior involvement with one of the parties, or a personal interest, you must follow the guidance on disclosure in paragraph 13.  You may continue to act as an expert witness only if the court decides that the conflict is not material to the case.”

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