Care Homes
Health and social care
Top Social Care insights - May 2019
02/05/19
Read our roundup of the top insights from across the social care sector.
Health and social care
Dr Bawa-Garba permitted to return to practice subject to conditions
18/04/19
The GMC’s Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service found Dr Bawa Garba’s fitness to practise remained impaired due to the length of time she had been away from medical practice, but permitted a return from July 2019, subject to conditions for 24 months.
Health and social care
Court of Appeal upholds complaint of race discrimination against NHS Trust
16/04/19
The Court of Appeal has upheld a complaint of race discrimination against a NHS Trust—a reminder that where discrimination can be inferred, it is the employer's responsibility to show that it did not occur.
Health and social care
EAT overturns finding of discrimination against NHS Trust
26/03/19
The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) recently overturned and Employment Tribunal's (ET) decision that a Trust’s treatment of a woman on maternity leave amounted to pregnancy and maternity discrimination under the Equality Act 2010.
Health and social care
Court of Appeal: compensatory rest breaks do not need to be continuous
19/03/19
The Court of Appeal found that a compensatory rest break does not need to be provided as a continuous 20 minute period.
Health and social care
The Duty of Candour – are you doing it right?
11/03/19
The CQC has recently fined an NHS Trust for not complying with the Duty of Candour by virtue of a delay in providing an apology to the family as required by the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2014.
Health and social care
Reducing reliance on agency staff: NHS Improvement proposals on admin, estates and off-framework agency staff
28/02/19
NHS Improvement have launched a consultation on the proposals about the use of off-framework agency workers to fill non-clinical and unregistered clinical shifts and the use of admin and estates agency workers.
Health and social care
No Extension of Legal Aid for Inquests
26/02/19
The government has issued a final report following its long-anticipated review of legal aid for inquests.
Health and social care
Another healthcare contract suspension is maintained: Central Surrey Health v NHS Surrey Downs CCG
22/02/19
The Technology and Construction Court has maintained the suspension of adult health and social services contract, thereby preventing a commissioner from entering into a contract with its preferred bidder.
GPs
Health and social care
GP Partnership Review – Final Report: Overview of the Primary Care Network Recommendation
20/02/19
Capsticks' examines the seven core recommendations from the GP Partnership Review. This edition looks as Recommendation 5, which outlines how Primary Care Networks should be established and operate.
Care Homes
Health and social care
Top Social Care insights - February 2019
19/02/19
Read our roundup of the top insights from across the social care sector.
GPs
Health and social care
Ockham Healthcare Podcast: The practical implications of establishing Primary Care Networks
18/02/19
Neha Shah featured on 'The General Practice Podcast,' where she discussed some of the legal, financial and governance issues facing general practice as it begins to establish Primary Care Networks.