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Law and ethics support for health professionals: an alternative model
  1. L E Hagger1,
  2. S Woods2
  1. 1Department of Law, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK
  2. 2Policy Ethics and Life Sciences Research Institute (PEALS), University of Newcastle, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK
  1. Correspondence to:
 S Woods
 Policy Ethics and Life Sciences Research Institute (PEALS), University of Newcastle, Bioscience Centre, Times Square, Newcastle NE1 4EP, UK;

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Following surveys identifying the need for ongoing learning in relation to law and ethics amongst health professionals, the Law and Ethics Education and Development (LEED) initiative was launched. This was a programme of education designed for, and delivered to, health professionals working within the National Health Service (NHS), UK, with the added value of multiprofessional learning amongst colleagues from a single institution. The initiative was funded by the NHS Executive and provided for two lecturers to work for three years within the northwest region. The lecturers, an academic lawyer based at the University of Liverpool, and an ethicist based at the University of Manchester worked in collaboration through the auspices of the Institute of Medicine Law and Bioethics. A central …

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  • The LEED initiative is a collaboration between the universities of Liverpool and Manchester, funded by the NHS Executive Northwest.

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