Submissions to the Maternity Incentive Scheme in the time of Covid-19
To reduce pressure on frontline staff during the pandemic, NHS Resolution has updated the timeline and required safety actions for submissions to the Maternity Incentive Scheme (MIS). We summarise what the scheme entails and its requirements here.
Extent of causation in clinical negligence claim against GP limited by the “scope of duty”
A clinician’s liability to a patient remains limited to the losses falling within the duty of care and not any wider co-incidental losses. The Supreme Court today ruled the scope of duty test generally was applicable to clinical negligence cases.
New Government guidance on public sector exit payments
The Government has published new guidance for public sector employers on the making of special severance payments.
COVID-19: Workforce FAQs
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.
Procurement reform – Full steam ahead
The Queen’s speech last week has confirmed that it is full steam ahead with procurement reform, with the new Procurement Bill expected in September 2021. We outline the next steps in our insight.
GIRFT and NHS Resolution publish ‘Learning from Litigation Claims’ report
A joint report prepared by Getting It Right First Time (GIRFT) and NHS Resolution, looking at how claims data can be used effectively to prevent future claims, has been released today.
Capsticks represents Trust in successful defence of High Court challenge to exclusion under MHPS
A recent High Court judgment highlights the importance for employers to demonstrate a clear, balanced and proportionate decision-making process when considering exclusion under MHPS.
CQC report finds “a worrying picture” of DNACPR decision-making
The Care Quality Commission has published its final report on their special review into ‘Do Not Attempt Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation’ (DNACPR) decisions taken during the COVID-19 pandemic. We summarise the findings and what they mean for providers.
Updated guidance on meeting the duty of candour
The Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2014 imposes a duty of candour on health and social care providers. The CQC has updated its guidance, making clear the requirements and circumstances in which it must be applied.
The Paterson Inquiry: A whole healthcare system response one year on
The Paterson Inquiry reviewed how Ian Paterson had been able to practise in this way across both the NHS and private sector and with a view to identifying systemic improvements to ensure that patients are properly protected and compensated.
Supreme Court rules that care workers are only entitled to national minimum wage for the times they are awake for the purposes of working
The Supreme Court upheld the Court of Appeal’s decision that workers required to do sleep-in shifts were only entitled to National Minimum Wage when awake for purposes of working.
COVID-19 FAQs: The extended Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and furlough leave
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.