John Tingle

John Tingle

Reader

Nottingham Law School

Staff Group(s)
Nottingham Law School staff

Role

Reader in Health Law, and Director of the Centre for Health Law.

Research areas

The main focus of John's current research is the exploration of the legal aspects of the government’s health quality policy initiatives, such as clinical risk management and clinical governance. The consistency of policy development in these areas is explored utilising a USA-comparative perspective.

Over the last ten years suing doctors and nurses has become one of the UK's growth industries, following trends in the USA. Clinical negligence claims and complaints against the NHS now stand at record levels. Successive governments have taken action, and agencies such as the NPSA (National Patient Safety Agency), NICE (National Institute of Clinical Excellence, CHAI (Commission for Health Audit and Inspection) and NHSLA (National Health Service Litigation Authority) have been created to improve the quality of care and to help manage risk and litigation in the NHS.

These agencies and a number of others produce literature, advice and programmes which all have a direct influence over the way NHS care is delivered. A number of them also fufil regulatory and inspection functions. John's research looks at this output, exploring legal implications, consistency, nature, and practical impact.

Another active research interest is the legal aspects of nursing, particularly the extended role of the nurse. Today nurses are doing more and have taken over some tasks from doctors. A key issue is how all this would be viewed from the perspective of the law of tort and established case law.

Publications:

Books

Tingle, J. and Cribb, A.(2014) Nursing Law and Ethics, 4th Edition, Blackwell Publishing, Oxford.

Patient Safety, Law Policy and Practice, Edited by John Tingle and Pippa Bark by Routledge Cavendish, London, 2011.

Tingle, J., Foster, C. and Wheat, K. (2004). Regulating Healthcare Quality: Legal and Professional Issues, Butterworth Heinemann: Oxford.

Tingle, J. and Foster, C. (2002). Clinical Guidelines: Law Policy and Practice, Cavendish Publishing: London.

Tingle, J. (2002). Patient Confidentiality, EMIS Professional Publishing: Welwyn Garden City.

Tingle, J., and Cribb, A., (2002). Nursing Law and Ethics, Second Edition, Blackwell Publishing: Oxford.

Tingle, J. and McHale, J. (2001). Law and Nursing, Second Edition, Butterworth Heinemann: Oxford.

Tinle, J., Garwood Gowers, A., and Lewis, T. (2001). Healthcare Law: The Impact of the Human Rights Act 1998, Cavendish Publishing: London.

Tingle, J., Wilson, J. (1999). Clinical Risk Modification, Butterworth Heinemann: Oxford.

Tingle, J., McHale, J. and Peysner, J. (1998). Law and Nursing, Butterworth Heinemann: Oxford.

Tingle, J. Stauch, M. and Wheat, K. (1998). Sourcebook on Medical Law, Cavendish Publishing: London.

Chapters in books

Tingle, J. (2004). Clinical Risk Management, Law, Policy and Context, in V. Mayatt (ed), Tolley's Managing Risk in Healthcare: Law and Practice, Lexis Nexis: London.

Tingle, J. and Cribb, A. (2002). Nursing Law and Ethics, Second Edition, Blackwell Publishing: Oxford.

Tingle, J., McSherry, R., Pearce, P. (2002). Clinical Governance, Blackwell Science, Oxford, (Reviewed in Nursing Times, February 21, 2002, 98(8): p.28).

Tingle, J., Foster, C. (2002). Clinical Guidelines: Law Policy and Practice, Cavendish Publishing: London.

Tingle, J. and McHale, J. (2001). Law and Nursing, Second Edition, Butterworth Heinemann

Tingle, J. and Wilson, J. (1999). Clinical Risk Modification: A Route to Clinical Governance?, Butterworth Heinemann: Oxford.

Tingle, J. (1998). The Legal Aspects of The Advanced Nurse Practitioner, Paula McGee and George Castledine (ed), Advanced Nursing Practice, Blackwell Science: Oxford.

Tingle, J. and Stauch, M., (1998). Health Care in England and Wales, in Sourcebook on Medical Law, Cavendish Publishing: London.

Tingle, J. (1997). Clinical Guidelines and the Law, in J.Wilson, (ed), Integrated Care Management, Butterworth Heinemann: Oxford.

Tingle, J. (1997). Pathways of Care: Clinical Guidelines and the Law, in S. Johnson, (ed), Pathways of Care, Blackwell Science, and Oxford.

Tingle, J. (1995). The Legal Accountability of the Nurse, in R. Watson (ed), Accountability in Nursing Practice, Chapman and Hall: London.

Tingle, J. (1990). Legal Issues Related to Nursing, in D. Cormack (ed), Developing Your Career in Nursing, Chapman Hall: London.

Press expertise

John writes regularly on patient safety for the British Journal of Nursing and is happy to offer press comment on the various legal issues surrounding patient safety, including clinical error, compensation, medical error, medical negligence, patients being injured in hospital by clinical negligence, patients suing doctors and nurses, and safety standards in hospitals.