Vivienne Harpwood

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Vivienne Harpwood

Vivienne Harpwood

Emerita Professor of Law at Cardiff University, and Chair of Powys Teaching Health Board
Vivienne Harpwood is Emerita Professor of Law at Cardiff University where she held a post for many years as Professor of Medical Law and Ethics, having established the first of its kind Masters’ degree in Healthcare Law and Ethics entitled LLM (Legal Aspects of Medical Practice). Previously practising as a barrister, Vivienne is currently the Chair of Powys Teaching Health Board, chairs the Welsh NHS Confederation and is a trustee of the central NHS Confederation. Through her Education Department role within the international program of the UNESCO Chair in Bioethics, she’s been a panel member dealing with ethical and legal issues arising during the COVID-19 pandemic. Professor Harpwood has been a member of international ethics panels for clinical trials, and her research has included reviews of clinical negligence litigation, consent to medical treatment, an investigation into the regulation of healthcare professions, ethical issues at the beginning and end of life, and legal issues in obstetrics.
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  • “Future Surgery 2021 will be the first of its kind in the UK, drawing on the work our Commission on the Future of Surgery has done to predict the transformation in the medical care for millions of patients.”
    Andrew Reed, Chief Executive of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
  • “Driven by changes in digital technologies and our fast-evolving understanding of genomics, innovations are expected to affect how we undertake surgery, and how we train surgeons in future.”
    Andrew Reed, Chief Executive of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
  • "Alongside the conference organisers, CloserStill, we aim to deliver a high-quality event that will provide both professional development and discussion space for surgeons and their teams."
    Andrew Reed, Chief Executive of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
  • "We look forward to welcoming colleagues to what promises to be a very high-quality programme and an exciting two days of thought-provoking training and engagement with medical suppliers."
    Andrew Reed, Chief Executive of the Royal College of Surgeons of England

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