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Covid-19 Public Inquiry: What you can expect from Module 2
07/09/22
The Covid-19 Inquiry has opened its second investigation, Module 2, which is primarily focussed on the decisions made by the UK and devolved governments. Learn about the scope, timeframe and how we can help in our insight.
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Getting to grips with the new Patient Safety Incident Response Framework
05/09/22
The new PSIRF replaces the 2015 Serious Incident Framework and governs the investigation of patient safety incidents in NHS-funded healthcare. It represents a ‘sea change’ in how the NHS responds to incidents, to achieve learning and improvement.
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NHS Resolution publishes report on first year of clinical negligence claims in general practice
01/09/22
NHS Resolution’s analysis of data for the first year of the Clinical Negligence Scheme for General Practice has identified that quicker and more accurate diagnosis and improved prescribing processes could result in better patient outcomes.
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Covid-19 Public Inquiry: Everything you need to know following the Chair’s opening statement
26/07/22
The Chair of the UK Covid-19 Inquiry set out how the Inquiry is going to function, including the breakdown of its first three ‘modules’. Find out what each module, Core Participant status and the costs protocol mean in practice.
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How the Rent Arrears Arbitration Scheme can help commercial landlords recover outstanding rent payments
19/07/22
There is a legally binding arbitration process through which commercial landlords and tenants can resolve outstanding rent debts which have accrued during the COVID-19 pandemic. Find out how the process works and if you can benefit from it.
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Chief Coroner removes entitlement to conduct remote hearings and introduces power to hold inquests in writing
15/07/22
The Chief Coroner has published new guidance in respect of remote hearings (Guidance no. 42) and inquests in writing and rule 23 evidence (Guidance no. 29). We explore the changes and how they will impact your own proceedings in this insight.
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Clinical Law Insight: Summer 2022
12/07/22
We cover the latest on the Covid-19 Inquiry, recommendations from the Ockenden report and NHS Resolution's thematic reviews of clinical negligence claims in emergency medicine, diabetes and lower limb complications, plus an analysis of anaesthesia claims.
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Withdrawal of the NHS COVID-19 workforce guidance – further update for employers
12/07/22
Following the withdrawal of the staff terms and conditions section of the COVID-19 workforce guidance, the NHS Staff Council has issued guidance on managing the transition of staff back to contractual sick pay arrangements, and any new COVID-19 cases.
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Government to withdraw key sections of the NHS COVID-19 workforce guidance
06/07/22
The Government has announced that it will be withdrawing the staff terms and conditions section of the COVID-19 workforce guidance in England with effect from 7 July 2022. We summarise the changes and their potential impact below.
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Covid-19 Public Inquiry formally established and Terms of Reference finalised
06/07/22
On 28 June, the Prime Minister set the Terms of Reference of the UK Covid-19 Inquiry, which means that the Inquiry has been formally established under the Inquiries Act 2005. Find out the key changes, topics and next step for the Inquiry in our insight.
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Diabetes and lower limb complications: a thematic review of clinical negligence claims
16/06/22
Following the latest thematic review by NHS Resolution looking at the issue of diabetes and lower limb complications, we summarise when healthcare providers can step in to improve patient care, and how to prevent future harm.
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Manage the exclusion of medics under MHPS better with new best practice guidance
01/06/22
The NHS Resolution Practitioner Performance Advice service’s (PPA) guidance and resources clarify how medical practitioners should be excluded under the MHPS framework, and how you can best handle concerns about doctors and dentists.