Preventing future harm: the Ockenden Report into maternity services at The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust
The report of Donna Ockenden’s review of maternity services found repeated failures in the quality of care and governance at the Trust as well as failures of monitoring by external bodies. Read the key recommendations and what they mean for you.
Covid-19 Public Inquiry sets out additional terms of reference
The terms of reference for the UK Covid-19 Public Inquiry are set to expand, following a proposal from Baroness Hallett, the Inquiry’s Chair, to the Prime Minister on 12 May. In our insight, we explain which clarifications and additions you can expect.
Data protection claim for unauthorised acts of third party in NHS hospital fails
The case illustrates the importance of putting in place appropriate access arrangements with third parties who work on NHS premises, and being able to justify how, why, and where patient information is stored and made available.
New guidance promotes greater alignment of service change and capital business cases in the NHS
NHSEI's addendum to its service change guidance seeks to better align service reconfiguration and capital business cases and the evaluation criteria for preferred options. Learn how this will impact your business case, e.g. for the New Hospital Programme.
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How multi-storey car park developments can save you money and optimise the use of trust sites
Our work on the development of two new multi-storey car parks for Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust sets a positive example on how to access much-needed capital funding, free up additional land and benefit from outsourced services.
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Unique public-private partnership models progressing collaboration and innovation in healthcare
Read our case study to learn how to successfully enter unique, long-term partnerships with private healthcare and research organisations to bring forward innovative treatments.
Establishment of Integrated Care Boards: Understanding their composition, avoiding conflicts of interest and nominating board members
Read the latest guidance on the establishment and governance of Integrated Care Boards (ICBs) and the continuing progress of the Health and Care Bill through Parliament.
Draft terms of reference published for UK Covid-19 Inquiry
The scope of the inquiry into preparations for and the response to the Covid-19 pandemic has been published and is now subject to a public consultation. Find out what the terms of reference mean for the NHS and how to take part in the consultation.
What procurement teams and providers of healthcare services need to know about the new consultation on the provider selection regime
The Department of Health and Social Care has published another consultation paper on the Provider Selection Regime. Learn the key points in the consultation paper and its implications for those commissioning and providing healthcare services for the NHS.
Clinical Law Insight: Spring 2022
Read the latest on the COVID-19 Inquiry and themes for Covid-related inquests and claims. Also: the government’s response to the Paterson Inquiry report, proposals for a new Special Health Authority and managing risk around the expansion of virtual wards.
The integration white paper: Developing place-based partnerships
The Government published its integration white paper, “Joining up care for people, places and populations” last week. The white paper provides more detail of the expectations for place-based working between the NHS and local government.
Discharging patients from care: How NHS providers can avoid delays
Delayed discharge continues to be a serious issue for NHS Trusts, particularly in times of COVID-19 where the NHS is facing unprecedented pressures. In this insight, we summarise our top tips for minimising causes of delay and other actions you can take.