Health and social care
NHSE and NHSI set targets to reduce disciplinary cases involving BME staff
17/07/19
NHS England and NHS Improvement have set targets for reducing number of disciplinary cases involving black and minority ethnic (BME) employees throughout the NHS as part of a drive towards a just culture.
Care Homes
Health and social care
Implications of Deprivation of Liberty Changes for Care Homes
04/07/19
On 16 May the Mental Capacity (Amendment) Act 2019 replaced the current Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards regime with the Liberty Protection Safeguards. We outline some of the key changes and the concerns for care home registered managers.
Care Homes
Health and social care
Top Social Care insights - June 2019
17/06/19
Read our roundup of the top insights from across the social care sector.
Health and social care
Court of Appeal gives judgment in Flowers case on overtime and holiday pay
11/06/19
Calculating holiday pay and Agenda for Change (AfC)—read our analysis of the Court of Appeal’s decision in 'Flowers and others v East of England Ambulance Trust,' and the key takeaways for NHS employers here.
Health and social care
Social Housing and Care Homes – Employment Quarterly Update (May 2019)
29/05/19
Over the last few months we have seen the launch of the EU settled status scheme amid continued uncertainty over Brexit, and the publication of the latest gender pay gap reports. Read our latest employment law update for social housing and care homes.
Health and social care
Clinical Law Insight: May 2019
28/05/19
Welcome to the latest edition of Clinical Law Insight, in which we consider developments in clinical negligence claims, inquests and the healthcare advisory sector.
Health and social care
Employers must record workers’ daily working time
23/05/19
The European Court of Justice (CJEU) has ruled that employers must keep records of all hours worked by each worker in order to ensure compliance with the working time limits in the Working Time Directive.
Health and social care
Court of Appeal confirms that inquest conclusion of ‘suicide’ should be determined on balance of probabilities
21/05/19
In the case of Maughan (2018), the Divisional Court determined that the criminal standard of proof (‘beyond reasonable doubt’) is no longer required for a Coroner to return a conclusion of death resulting from suicide.
Health and social care
Court of Appeal rejects appeal against dismissal for improper conversations about religion with patients
14/05/19
The Court of Appeal unanimously dismissed an appeal against an ET decision where a Trust, represented by Capsticks, had dismissed the Claimant for gross misconduct after she initiated inappropriate conversations about religion with patients.
Care Homes
Health and social care
Top Social Care insights - May 2019
02/05/19
Read our roundup of the top insights from across the social care sector.
Health and social care
Dr Bawa-Garba permitted to return to practice subject to conditions
18/04/19
The GMC’s Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service found Dr Bawa Garba’s fitness to practise remained impaired due to the length of time she had been away from medical practice, but permitted a return from July 2019, subject to conditions for 24 months.
Health and social care
Court of Appeal upholds complaint of race discrimination against NHS Trust
16/04/19
The Court of Appeal has upheld a complaint of race discrimination against a NHS Trust—a reminder that where discrimination can be inferred, it is the employer's responsibility to show that it did not occur.