FPM Conversation: Pharmaceutical Medicine Liability – “Do I Need a Get Out of Jail Free Card”?

Thursday 17 September 2020
16:00 - 18:00

Continuing the popular FPM Conversation Series, this videoconference meeting will discuss and debate some of the common pitfalls and legal liabilities (civil and criminal) potentially facing physician/scientist professionals working in Pharmaceutical Medicine and how you can avoid them!

Bringing together an expert panel with extensive hands-on experience in pharmaceutical medicine personal and professional legal risk minimisation, this FPM Conversation aims to explore questions such as:

  • Is there anything I should be especially concerned about legally regarding products developed or marketed to treat COVID-19?
  • Have I been writing emails/slides “appropriately”?
  • Am I at legal risk as a supervisor/manager?
  • Does the UK QP have new liabilities post-Brexit?
  • Oh Gosh – I’ve been deposed! – what does this mean for me?

This FPM Conversation is CPD accredited by FPM for up to 2 CPD Points.


  • Log-on to join Videocall, hosted by FPM (Joining details will follow).
  • Meet & Greet a variety of FPM’s Senior Leaders and Committee Members and hear about FPM Current Affairs.
    • Bring your tea/coffee and snacks!
    • Coordinated by Dr Craig Hartford, with Special Guests from FPM present to interact with, including:
      • Dr Susan Bews FFPM (Responsible Officer, FPM Designated Body)
      • Dr Penny Ward FFPM (Chair, FPM Education & Standards Committee)
    • We’ll also be marking World Patient Safety Day – you are all invited to share and celebrate achievements in realising patient safety through your work.

Booking is now closed

  • PMST trainees* - £20
  • FPM members - £40
  • Non-members - £60

Booking information

This event is limited to 50 attendees.

Bookings will close at 12:00 on 17 September 2020. See our Terms & Conditions for booking and please note our privacy policy.

Queries: If you are unable to complete your booking online or you would like to be invoiced, please email training@fpm.org.uk or call 020 3696 9040.

Joining instructions will be emailed to registered attendees on the morning of the webinar (Thursday 17 September 2020).


If you attend this webinar you can use it as CPD for your appraisal. To do so you’ll need to provide:

  • evidence (certificate of attendance), and
  • reflection, specifically a couple of paragraphs on what you learnt, what effect it will have on your current practice and how it relates to Good Medical Practice.

Upload these into your portfolio and self-allocate your CPD points at 0.25 credits per 15 mins.

*The PMST rate is only available to pharmaceutical physicians who are:

  • enrolled on the PMST programme
  • GMC-approved Educational Supervisors in pharmaceutical medicine
  • FPM-approved Associate Educational Supervisors
  • FPM Specialty Advisers
  • members of the Specialist Advisory Committee on Pharmaceutical Medicine, or
  • ARCP reviewers

Meet the Speaker-Panellists