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.
Care Homes
Health and social care
Health and safety fines: the extent of parental (company) responsibility
17/10/19
In a decision handed down last Friday, the Criminal Court of Appeal provided some welcome guidance on how to treat group and parent companies when setting the level of fines.
Health and social care
Safety and learning in maternity: NHS Resolution’s Early Notification scheme progress report
16/10/19
NHS Resolution has published a report on the first year of its Early Notification (EN) scheme. The EN scheme supports the government’s aim to halve the rate of stillbirth, neonatal death/brain injury and improve the safety of maternity care.
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High Court refuses to prevent Trust from proceeding to a disciplinary hearing
19/09/19
Capsticks represented the Trust in Al-Obaidi v Frimley Health NHS Trust. The High Court has today issued Judgment refusing a permanent injunction to prevent the Trust from continuing with disciplinary proceedings against Dr Al–Obaidi.
Health and social care
Capsticks Healthcare Roundup - September 2019
19/09/19
In September's roundup on healthcare highlights, our Head of Human Resources Advisory, Claire Shaw, talks about the importance of recognising when a case should be subject to investigation and how to ensure a quality process.
Care Homes
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Top Social Care Articles - August 2019
03/09/19
Our monthly series provides summaries of the key news items in social care.
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Housing
Delay could be fatal for bidders in the tendering game
28/08/19
In Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust v Cornwall Council [2019] EWHC 2211 (TCC) the Technology and Construction Court has again confirmed that it is very risky for a bidder to delay bringing a claim under the Public Contracts Regulations 2015.
Health and social care
Capsticks Healthcare Roundup - August 2019
15/08/19
In August's roundup Corporate and Commercial Partner, Tracy Giles, talks about delivering the ambitions in the NHS Long Term plan.
Health and social care
Further occupations added to the Shortage Occupation List
05/08/19
On 23 July 2019 the Government confirmed its intention to adopt the recommendations of the Migration Advisory Committee to include a range of additional occupations on the Shortage Occupation List.
Health and social care
Guidance for NHS Trusts and Foundation Trusts Applying for Transfer of NHS PS or CHP Property
30/07/19
The Department of Health and Social Care published guidance on the procedures in relation to the transfer of primary and community care properties currently owned by NHS Property Services or Community Health Partnerships to NHS Trusts or NHS FTs.