Radio: An Instinct for Kindness

26 March 2018

BBC Radio 4, available via the iPlayer until 30 March 2018

The powerful and personal account of how Chris Larner was asked by his ex-wife if he would accompany her to Dignitas to die when her illness became too much for her to bear. Adapted from his one man stage show.

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Job: Research Fellow in Health Law outside the EU at Birmingham

11 December 2017

Research Fellow: University of Birmingham – Birmingham Law School
Salary: £29,799 to £38,832 With potential progression once in post to £41,212 a year.
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed on: 5th December 2017
Closes: 10th January 2018
Job Ref: 57033
Fixed term for 9 Months

 

A Research Fellow is sought for the ESRC Funded Project “Health Law outside the EU: Immediate, Intermediate and Long Term Impacts”. The project explores the impact of leaving the EU on health law on the UK and the devolved jurisdictions. The project is running for 18 months from May 2017- November 2018 and is part of the ESRC “UK in a Changing Europe” Initiative. The project is led by Professor Jean McHale, Centre for Health Law Science and Policy, Birmingham Law School (Principal Investigator) and Professor Tamara Hervey (Sheffield Law School) and Dr Mark Flear (QUB Law School) (Co-investigators).

The Research Fellow will be based at Birmingham Law School and will report to the Principal Investigator. The Research Fellow role will include undertaking literature reviews of primary and secondary sources, organisation a project workshop and the closing project dissemination event, and involvement in the organisation of interviews with stakeholders. The Research Fellow will also be involved in developing publications flowing from the project’s findings.

The Fellow will have an LLB degree or equivalent and normally a higher degree relevant to this area. The Fellow will have studied UK Health Law and EU Law at UG and/or PGT/PGR level. The Fellow will demonstrate high level analytical capability, ability to communicate complex information clearly and ability to use the internet for the communication of research. The Fellow will have understanding of and ability to contribute to broader management/administration processes.

Informal enquiries should be directed to Professor Jean McHale at j.v.mchale [at] bham.ac.uk


Job: Case Manager at the Health and Care Professions Council

4 December 2017

Location: London
Salary: £33,450 per annum (Band D)
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Closes: 6th December 2017
Job Ref: 002303
Working in the Fitness to Practise Department, you will be responsible for:

  • Managing and investigating complex cases dealt with by the Fitness to Practise Department
  • Contributing to the provision of witness support
  • Acting as Presenting Officer in Article 30 reviews, Interim Order and substantive cases

You will have experience/knowledge/skills consisting of:

  • A demonstrated ability of working with committees or panels within a complex framework and managing tribunal type processes, or the ability to do so;
  • A demonstrated ability to investigate, manage and progress cases with complex/difficult issues within defined timeframes and present outcomes of investigations to committees and panels;
  • Strong analytical, critical examination (including ability to conduct witness assessments), and report writing skills.

For further information and to apply for this role, please visit the HCPC Vacancies page.

For information on the HCPC please visit http://www.hcpc-uk.org/aboutus/

Closing Date: Wednesday 6 December 2017 at 9am
Interview Date: Monday 18 and Tuesday 19 December 2017

Please note that this role may bring you into contact with, or allow access to information relating to children or vulnerable adults. The HCPC therefore relies, as part of the recruitment process, on self-declaration and on criminal records checks to ensure employees are suitable to take up the position.


Conference: British Transplantation Society Ethics Symposium and Living Donor Forum

13 November 2017

Winter Ethics Symposium

23 November 2017

Paediatric Organ Donation and Transplantation in the UK

Mary Ward House, London WC1H 9SN

This year our focus is Paediatric Organ Donation and Transplantation in the UK
We have incorporated complex clinical cases, professional expertise, personal experience and public policy into an ambitious programme to address a range of challenging ethical issues.
Representatives from NHSBT and BTS will highlight obstacles to implementing paediatric donation and organ allocation prioritisation in the UK.
Clinicians working in neonatal and paediatric intensive care units and those involved in the care and possible transplantation of children will set out how a range of potential paediatric donors and transplant recipients are identified and managed and provide insight into factors affecting the development of strategies to expand the paediatric donor pool.
Paediatric donor and recipient families will share their personal stories, and ways to identify and address the psychological impact of bereavement in paediatric donation will be discussed.
Management of the adolescent living donor and strategies to optimise adherence and transition among adolescent recipients will be addressed.
Living Donor Forum

24 November 2017

Living Donor Risk

Mary Ward House, London WC1H 9SN

This year our theme is Living Donor risk, and in particular where the clinician perspective may be at odds with that of the prospective donor. Is this Caring Concern or Pompous Paternalism? How difficult is it for Living Donors to donate?
The day will take the form of an interactive discussion and debate between physicians and surgeons, coordinators, patients and carers. Come with an open mind or prepare to have your assumptions challenged!

Student rates are available.


Job: Assistant Professor in Law (Medical Law) at LSE

30 October 2017

Salary: £53,905 pa inclusive
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed on: 27th October 2017
Closes: 26th November 2017

In REF 2014 LSE Law had the highest percentage of world leading 4* publications of any UK institution. To support our undergraduate and postgraduate teaching programmes and to strengthen further our research profile, we are now seeking to appoint an Assistant Professor in Law who can contribute to teaching in Medical Law.

Candidates should be able to provide evidence of strong research potential and have a coherent strategy for future research resulting in publications of outstanding quality. They will have ability, as evidenced by existing publications or potential to publish in top journals, to establish an international reputation. Candidates should have a PhD or its research equivalent, by the post start date, and be committed to high quality teaching that fosters a positive learning environment for students.

The other criteria that will be used when shortlisting for this post can be found on the person specification, which is attached to this vacancy on the LSE’s online recruitment system.

We offer an occupational pension scheme, generous annual leave and excellent training and development opportunities.

For further information about the post, please see the how to apply document, job description and the person specification.

To apply for this post, please go to http://www.lse.ac.uk/LSEJobs. If you have any technical queries with applying on the online system, please use the “contact us” links at the bottom of the LSE Jobs page. Should you have any queries about the role, please email law.department.manager[at] lse.ac.uk.

Interviews will be held on 18th January 2018.


Job: Teaching Associate in Medical Law at Sheffield

23 October 2017

Teaching Associate in Medical Law
University of Sheffield – School of Law
Location: Sheffield
Salary: £30,688 to £38,833 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Closes: 20th November 2017
Job Ref: UOS017440
Contract Type: Fixed-term from 1 January 2018 to 1 June 2019

The University of Sheffield’s School of Law is a large and diverse law school with an international reputation for excellence in research, for the expertise of its staff, and the achievement of its graduates. The School’s vision is to advance the inter-disciplinary understanding of law, socio-legal studies and criminology globally, combining outstanding academic research with innovative research-led and practice-led teaching.

Applications are invited from candidates capable of delivering an excellent student experience at undergraduate level in medical law and advanced tort. You will have a good first degree in a relevant subject area (or equivalent experience). You will have an ability to deliver the teaching and undertaking assessment of modules, have excellent communication skills and be able to plan and prioritise your own daily work.

 


Job: Lecturer in Medical Ethics and Law at St George’s University of London

5 October 2017

Institute of Medical and Biomedical Education
Salary: £39,992 to £47,772 plus London Allowance of £3,027

Permanent, full time position
Closing Date: Monday 16 October 2017
Interview Date: Thursday 02 November 2017
Reference: 670-17

We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic Lecturer in Medical Ethics and Law to deliver teaching and learning and to contribute to educational provision in medical ethics and law. You will undertake innovative research in an area of medical ethics and law and contribute to exciting new curriculum development opportunities.

You should be an enthusiastic teacher and have experience of educational development, teaching and assessment in medical ethics and law, ideally at undergraduate and postgraduate level. You should have excellent written and oral communication skills and be committed to the development of your own research in medical ethics and law.