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Why should we trust doctors?

The Chairman of the Clinical Standards Board for Scotland is to give a public lecture on trusting doctors.

Lord Patel, Consultant Obstetrician at Dundee Teaching Hospitals, will give the Bute Centenary Lecture on the evening of Thursday 26 October 2000, reflecting on the problems and prospects of restoring and maintaining public confidence in the medical profession.

Lord Patel graduated from the conjoint St Andrews/Dundee Medical School in 1964. He specialised in obstetrics and, after training in centres in the UK and USA, returned to Dundee as a Consultant Obstetrician. He was an active Fellow of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, serving in several capacities on its Council and becoming its President. In 1998, he was appointed first Chairman of the Clinical Standards Board for Scotland which is charged with designing and implementing mechanisms to ensure a high level of clinical competence and practice within the medical profession.

Being held as part of the centenary year celebrations of the Bute Medical Buildings, the event will take place in Lecture Theatre B of the Bute Medical Buildings at 5.15pm on Thursday 26 October 2000.

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Issued by Beattie Media on behalf of the University of St Andrews For more information please contact Claire Grainger on 01334 462530, 07730 415 015 or email cg24@st- andrews.ac.uk Ref: patel/standrews/chg/12oct2000

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