Health and social care
Housing
What to expect in employment law in 2020
16/01/20
2020 is shaping up to be another busy year in the field of employment law—learn more about what's ahead for healthcare, social care and social housing providers.
Health and social care
Capsticks Healthcare Roundup - November/December 2019
19/12/19
In this month’s healthcare newsletter Partner Peter Edwards talks about mergers, collaboration and joint working for CCGs, as well as our usual roundup of our latest insights and upcoming events.
Health and social care
Female police officer did not require male comparator to show direct sex discrimination
12/12/19
The EAT has found that a female police officer who claimed direct sex discrimination did not have to prove that the force would have treated a male comparator differently.
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.