Health and social care
Independent healthcare
Safety and learning in the post-Paterson era
26/02/20
The Paterson Inquiry report made safety and learning recommendations around multi-disciplinary working (in both the independent and wider healthcare sectors), complaints handling and patient recall (ongoing care and procedures generally).
Health and social care
High Court gives green light for hyper-acute stroke units in Kent
21/02/20
The High Court has handed down judgment in joined cases where the Claimants challenged the decision of the Kent and Medway CCGs to establish hyper-acute stroke units (HASUs) at three hospital sites in the county.
Housing
Home is where the hoard is: Advice for housing providers dealing with hoarding issues
20/02/20
Hoarding, also known as ‘hoarding disorder’, can have a significant impact on the hoarder themselves, neighbours, housing staff and housing providers in a number of different ways.
Health and social care
Court provides clarification as to how NHS Continuing Healthcare assessment decisions should be conducted and challenged
19/02/20
In R (Gossip) v NHS Surrey Downs CCG [2019] EWHC (Admin), Mr Gossip judicially reviewed NHS Surrey Downs CCG’s (the “CCG”) decision that he was not eligible for NHS Continuing Healthcare funding (CHC).
Housing
Housing Case Law Update - February 2020
19/02/20
Read our monthly housing case law update, which includes recent cases from courts in England and Wales that are relevant to the #ukhousing sector.
Housing
First Homes consultation paper: What does the government’s proposed spring sale mean for registered providers?
18/02/20
Ahead of the impending budget, new plans have been unveiled by the government to offer first-time buyers new homes at a minimum 30 per cent discount, as it looks to further its commitment to delivering affordable homes at scale.
Health and social care
Capsticks Healthcare Roundup - January/February 2019
13/02/20
In this month’s newsletter we’re featuring an article from Partner Lee Clarke on his work on major healthcare infrastructure and hospital development projects, as well as our usual roundup of our latest insights and upcoming events.
Long-term effect of disability must be assessed at time of discriminatory acts
10/02/20
In a recent case, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has provided helpful guidance on how and when the long-term effect of a condition should be assessed.
Health and social care
Insurance
Paterson Inquiry: recommendations from the report
04/02/20
The long awaited Paterson Inquiry report has come out today.
Emergency services
Employment Tribunal holds that retirement policy operated by university was age discriminatory
27/01/20
The Employment Tribunal has found that the dismissal of a university professor once he reached the employer’s default retirement age was unfair and discriminatory on grounds of age.
Care Homes
Health and social care
Top Social Care Articles - January 2020
22/01/20
Read our monthly news series, which provide summaries of the latest news items and key cases in social care.
April 2020 changes to the rules on engaging "off payroll" workers
21/01/20
The long-awaited changes to the intermediaries legislation (commonly referred to as “IR35”) to bring the private sector into line with the public sector, will be coming into force on 6 April 2020.