Emergency services
NHS healthcare
Private health and social care
COVID-19: Workforce FAQs
08/09/20
The COVID-19 pandemic continues to pose significant workforce issues for healthcare organisations regarding the services they provide and the risks to staff. Here we share our FAQs in relation to these policies and communications with staff generally.
NHS healthcare
Private health and social care
Who Pays? New guidance on responsibility for NHS payments to providers
07/09/20
The updated Who Pays? guidance sets out a framework for determining which NHS body is responsible for paying a healthcare service provider for an individual’s care or treatment. All CCGs must have regard to the guidance.
Emergency services
Housing
NHS healthcare
Private health and social care
COVID-19 FAQs: Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and furlough leave
04/09/20
The Government announced the launch of the new Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS), where employers can “furlough” staff and HMRC will reimburse up to 80% of the employee’s wages, up to a maximum of £2,500 per month.
NHS healthcare
Clinical Law Insight: Summer 2020
12/08/20
Welcome to the latest edition of our Clinical Law Insight, in which we consider developments in clinical negligence claims, inquests and the healthcare advisory sector.
NHS healthcare
Private health and social care
‘First Do No Harm’ - the report of the Independent Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Review
11/08/20
‘First Do No Harm’, the long-awaited report of the Independent Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Review has been published, including recommendations around apologies, redress, specialist care, data collection and the role of the MHRA.
NHS healthcare
Professional regulatory
Reminder that only in exceptional circumstances will time for appeal be extended
07/08/20
In Gupta v General Medical Council [2020] EWHC 38 (Admin), the Court struck out a doctor’s appeal on the basis that it had been brought out of time.
NHS healthcare
Professional regulatory
Decision not to put relevant Court of Appeal judgment before panel was wrong
07/08/20
The Court has held that it had been wrong for the General Medical Council (GMC) and registrant to agree to exclude a relevant Court of Appeal judgment from the bundle put before a panel on the question of sanction.
NHS healthcare
Professional regulatory
Panel failed to properly apply the Sanctions Guidance
07/08/20
In General Medical Council v Saeed [2020] EWHC 830 (Admin), the Court allowed an appeal by the General Medical Council on the basis that a panel had failed to properly apply the Sanctions Guidance
NHS healthcare
Professional regulatory
Scottish Court considers evidence of good character
07/08/20
A Scottish Court dismissed an appeal by a doctor who had been erased from the register after it was held that she had been dishonest in preparing an expert report that had numerous inaccuracies.
NHS healthcare
GT, Re [2020] EWCOP 28I: Court of Protection best interests and the use of s63 Mental Health Act 1983
23/07/20
The CoP declared that it is in P’s best interests to have a feeding tube inserted to provide him with nutrition and prevent deterioration and a potentially fatal collapse, despite P refusing such treatment. We explain the decision and what to take away.
NHS healthcare
COVID-19: Top tips for remote inquest hearings
07/07/20
As we see the re-opening of Coroners’ courts following the COVID-19 pandemic, we continue our series of inquest-related insights with our top tips for partially remote inquest hearings.
NHS healthcare
Primary care
Confidentiality guidance changes: national consultation launched on revised Caldicott Principles and arrangements
01/07/20
The National Data Guardian launched a consultation on the future Caldicott Principles and extending the need to appoint ‘Caldicott Guardians’ across all organisations in health and adult social care. We explain the consultation’s scope and how to respond.