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] DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH 2006/0347 30 October 2006 Chief Medical Officer calls for radical overhaul of expert witness programme
A radical overhaul of the system for providing medical expert witnesses for the family courts is proposed by Professor Sir Liam Donaldson, England's Chief Medical Officer (CMO), in a report out today.
The report, 'Bearing Good Witness: Proposals for reforming the delivery of medical expert evidence in family law case' was commissioned in 2004, following a series of high profile court cases that called into question the quality of medical expert witnesses.
The key proposal is that the NHS establishes a new service - teams of …