NHS healthcare
COVID-19: Making emergency service changes in response to the pandemic
02/04/20
Some NHS Trusts have already announced emergency service changes as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Typically these changes are a response to an increase in the numbers of patients and a decrease in staff numbers due to sickness/self-isolation.
NHS healthcare
COVID-19: Discharge processes
01/04/20
The anticipated strain on acute beds, as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, has meant that hospitals need to ensure beds are used only for those patients strictly in need of in-hospital clinical care.
NHS healthcare
COVID-19 and the Continuing Healthcare (CHC) funding
01/04/20
The Coronavirus Act 2020 effectively suspends CCG’s and NHS Trust’s duties to carry out assessments under Regulations 21 and 28 of the NHS Commissioning Board and Clinical Commissioning Groups Regulations 2012, and the CHC Framework.
NHS healthcare
The Coronavirus Act 2020: Key provisions for healthcare organisations
01/04/20
The Coronavirus Act gives the government the power to take urgent action to tackle the issues caused by the virus. We highlight the key provisions in healthcare, including the ongoing changes the Act brings and how it may impact your organisation.
NHS healthcare
COVID-19: Clinical claims – guidance and support
26/03/20
We have been helping clients in a number of ways in light of the unprecedented situation with the COVID-19 pandemic—here we set out examples of the support that we are giving and other useful guidance.
NHS healthcare
Private health and social care
The coronavirus bill: a social care perspective
19/03/20
On 17 March 2020 the Government released details of emergency legislation, the coronavirus bill, which will be presented to the House of Commons imminently and become law by the end of March.
NHS healthcare
Clinical Law Insight: Spring 2020
10/03/20
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.
NHS healthcare
Private health and social care
Paterson Inquiry recommendations: Engaging with patients
04/03/20
A number of the recommendations in the Paterson Inquiry report relate to the information being provided to patients to enable them to make an informed choice.
NHS healthcare
Private health and social care
Safety and learning in the post-Paterson era
26/02/20
The Paterson Inquiry report made safety and learning recommendations around multi-disciplinary working (in both the independent and wider healthcare sectors), complaints handling and patient recall (ongoing care and procedures generally).
NHS healthcare
High Court gives green light for hyper-acute stroke units in Kent
21/02/20
The High Court has handed down judgment in joined cases where the Claimants challenged the decision of the Kent and Medway CCGs to establish hyper-acute stroke units (HASUs) at three hospital sites in the county.
NHS healthcare
Court provides clarification as to how NHS Continuing Healthcare assessment decisions should be conducted and challenged
19/02/20
In R (Gossip) v NHS Surrey Downs CCG [2019] EWHC (Admin), Mr Gossip judicially reviewed NHS Surrey Downs CCG’s (the “CCG”) decision that he was not eligible for NHS Continuing Healthcare funding (CHC).
NHS healthcare
Capsticks Healthcare Roundup - January/February 2019
13/02/20
In this month’s newsletter we’re featuring an article from Partner Lee Clarke on his work on major healthcare infrastructure and hospital development projects, as well as our usual roundup of our latest insights and upcoming events.