Health and social care
Supreme Court finds dismissal automatically unfair even where decision-maker is unaware of the true reason for dismissal
03/12/19
The Supreme Court has found that an employee was unfairly dismissed for making protected disclosures despite the fact that the dismissing manager was unaware of the disclosures when she made the decision to dismiss.
Health and social care
Insurance
Medical Malpractice and Clinical Law Insight: Winter 2019
03/12/19
We consider the latest developments in medical malpractice and product liability, evidence and procedure, quantum and inquests.
Health and social care
Insurance
Medical records: if it’s not written down it didn’t happen?
26/11/19
Care needs to be taken when making records of clinical consultations or treatment. The time-pressures of modern practice mean the creation of a comprehensive note is easy to overlook.
Health and social care
Covert recordings by patients: Ms Mustard, in the exam room, with the tape recorder...
20/11/19
Whilst critical of a patient’s behaviour in making a series of covert recordings of consultations with clinicians, the High Court has concluded that making those recordings did not breach the GDPR.
Health and social care
CCG Merger – Workforce Countdown
20/11/19
With many CCGs now set to formally merge in 2020, we examine the potential workforce implications, including joint working, pre-merger reorganisations, and staff transfers.
Emergency services
Health and social care
The increase in violence against healthcare and emergency service workers
19/11/19
The year on year increases in assaults by service users and members of the public on staff working in healthcare and the emergency services are a significant concern for both workers and employers.
Health and social care
The CQC’s annual State of Care report: key takeaways for NHS providers
07/11/19
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has published its annual State of Care report. Learn more about the key takeaways from an NHS perspective in our latest insight.
Health and social care
The CQC’s annual State of Care report: key takeaways for social care providers
06/11/19
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has published its annual State of Care report. Learn more about the key takeaways for social care providers.
Health and social care
New proposals for patient safety in the NHS
28/10/19
NHS England/Improvement’s new Patient Safety Strategy calls for a ‘significant improvement’ in the way in which the NHS learns, treats staff and involves patients. Learn more about the new strategy and the implications for healthcare organisations.
Health and social care
Clinical Law Insight: Autumn 2019
24/10/19
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.
Health and social care
Capsticks Healthcare Roundup - October 2019
21/10/19
In this month’s healthcare newsletter Dylan Young talks about some of the common mistakes made by contracting authorities during the procurement process, and how to avoid them.
Health and social care
New regulations and guidance on referring deaths to the coroner
18/10/19
On 1 October 2019 the Notification of Death Regulations 2019, which cover the reporting of deaths to a coroner in certain ‘prescribed circumstances, came into force.