Tuesday, 28 June 2022 7.30pm – 8.30pm Specialist Group Virtual

Hosted by Freelance Specialist Group

Join Rebecca McManamon for Legal aspects of dietetics webinar.

Learning Objectives

  • understand what is an expert witness
  • understand your role and duty to co-operate with an expert if required
  • understand how records can be scrutinised as an expert (ensuring compliance and preventing challenges to professional practice)
  • requirements if you wish to become an expert witness dietitian

About Rebecca
Rebecca has specialised in a variety of clinical areas in the NHS, such as diabetes, cardiology, nutrition support (including enteral and parenteral nutrition and pressure ulcer management), cancer and palliative care, whilst maintaining general dietetic skills and knowledge, Rebecca is well placed to provide a balanced assessment using her diverse and in-depth experience.

Rebecca currently combines her role as a treating dietitian for clients with complex rehabilitation needs following brain, spinal or other injuries following negligence, as well as holding the position of Lead Dietitian at a leading private inpatient unit for neuro-rehabilitation, with roles as an honorary lecturer for a new MSc Nutrition and Dietetics course at the University of Hull and as a writer and editor for professional publications.
Rebecca continues to provide one-to-one virtual consultations for clients self-referring for management of long term conditions such as diabetes and heart disease.

During her time within the NHS, Rebecca worked in a number of leadership and management roles for other dietitians, and continues to provide structured clinical supervision to her associates whilst engaging in her own clinical supervision. Her supervisory experience, alongside her lecturing and editorial roles, enables Rebecca to provide a broad insight as to what is reasonable care in respect of the Bolam and Boliatho tests, and the standards and quality of care that should be provided by dietitians and other clinicians in relation to nutrition.
Her capabilities as a treating clinician, in particular for those with catastrophic injuries, allow her to provide a unique understanding of the longer-term needs for client.

This webinar is only open to members of the Freelance Specialist Group. Find out more about the group and how to join.