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ANNUAL REPORT 2013 Adjudicating Complaints for the Independent Healthcare Sector


Independent Adjudication


Since reporting last year on the appointment of Sally Williams, ISCAS has been successful in confirming a second adjudicator, Fiona Freedland.


Fiona Freedland is a solicitor who specialises in the field of medical law. She played an active role in the Shipman Inquiry and in policy work regarding the regulation of healthcare professionals.


For many years, Fiona worked in the field of law and healthcare policy as Legal Director for AvMA, a national charity for patient justice. In addition to her work for


ISCAS, Fiona is an Adjudicator for the Solicitor’s Regulation Authority and sits as a Chair of the Nursing and Midwifery Council Fitness to Practice Panels. She is a lay assessor for the National Clinical Advisory Service (NCAS). Fiona has a masters degree in Medical Law and Ethics and she undertakes several public speaking roles on the subject of Medical Law and Ethics which is a particular interest of hers. She is an accredited mediator with CEDR.


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