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.
Medical Malpractice Forward View 2022
In this year’s forward view, we consider issues ranging from fixed recoverable costs in clinical negligence claims, claims resulting from COVID-19 treatment, major inquiries, clinical trials and healthcare technology.
Learning from the Paterson Inquiry: new legislation on regulation, co-operation between regulators and more
The government has published its long-awaited response to the Paterson Inquiry Report. Read the details and what you need to do next in our insight.
The latest on the Covid-19 Public Inquiry
Read the latest developments regarding the impending Public Inquiry, including what this means for you.
The NHS pension scheme is set to change – here’s what employers can expect
The Department of Health and Social Care is consulting on proposed changes to employee contribution rates to the NHS Pension Scheme. We summarise the key proposals you need to know about.
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.
Mandatory vaccination requirements for workers in health and social care: Planning and preparation guidance for employers
NHSEI has shared operational guidance on preparing and implementing the new regulation requiring providers of regulated healthcare services to ensure that certain workers are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
Case study
How joint working and cross-sector collaboration can help you deliver world class healthcare facilities
The Pears Maudsley Centre is an exceptional example of joint working between the NHS and the clinical research and charity sectors and clearly illustrates what can be achieved despite the pressures on capital which continue across the NHS.