Stephen Metcalf Bsc (Hons) MB BS FRCP FCEM
Consultant in Accident and Emergency Medicine, St Mary’s Hospital London
Stephen is a founder and the Clinical Director of TMLEP. Having been involved in clinical negligence for many years he recognised the ‘hit and miss’ approach of much of the litigation and the wide variability of quality of expert reports. He has spent many years forging close relationships with medical experts and solicitors and developing and refining the medcial expert component to greatly improve the quality and speed of reports and to identify viable and non-viable cases at the earliest opportunity to avoid unnecessary time and expense of solicitors pursuing claims destined to fail, as well as reduce unnecessary litigation for the N.H.S.
He has been a Consultant for 14 years, now at St Mary’s Hospital, London, one of the four London Major Trauma Centres, where he is one of the Trauma Team Leaders. His regular clinical work encompasses the entire range of acute medical, surgical and gynaecological cases and managing a short stay ward.
He obtained a double first class honours in Toxicology and Pharmacology before reading medicine. He then undertook his training in several major London Teaching Hospitals and was accredited as a Specialist in Accident and Emergency Medicine in 1999. He is a Fellow of the College of Emergency Medicine and also a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians
Stephen has been involved in medico-legal work since 1997 and was Chief Medical Officer for many years for the UK’s largest medico-legal agency. He was responsible for improving report quality and investigated complaints from instructing parties about reports. He has also been a keynote speaker at medico-legal conferences. As such he is widely respected by medical experts and solicitors alike. He has also undertaken extensive work as an expert for the Coroner’s service and medical defence societies. This experience gives him unrivalled insight into the issues around clinical negligence expert reporting and the needs of both experts and the instructing parties.