Following a number of requests, CPD Training (UK) will now be providing training in legal skills for doctors.
CPD Training has appointed prominent Belfast consultant, Dr Phillip O’Connor to assist in the preparation and delivery of the training. It is aimed at medical practitioners on subjects that involve the operation of the law and the giving of evidence in courts and tribunals.

“To most doctors, the courtroom is an alien environment,“ said Peter Lyons. “Our training will equip medical practitioners with the necessary skills and techniques to be effective witnesses.”
“We will concentrate on what lawyers and judges, including coroners, are looking for. We are not in the business of coaching witnesses but we will train doctors to give evidence in a calm, persuasive and professional manner", he said.

Dr O’Connor is a consultant in Accident and Emergency and Intensive Care Medicine at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast. He has a long-standing interest in trauma and the treatment of critically ill patients but he also is a passionate advocate for the training of doctors.
The first course set to run is entitled Giving Evidence (for Doctors) and lasts for one day.

Anyone interested should contact for details.

AuthorNicolas Gruszka