NHS healthcare
Primary care
Private health and social care
COVID-19: Landlord and tenant FAQs
08/04/20
The response to the COVID-19 pandemic is creating a number of challenges for landlords and tenants, and we are advising on the issues arising from the restrictions in place. Here we answered some FAQs and set out practical options for you to consider.
NHS healthcare
Primary care
COVID-19 and general practice indemnity
07/04/20
COVID-19 has presented unprecedented challenges for general practice in relation to the delivery of care. We answer common questions about indemnity cover arising from changes to personnel and the way that care is delivered during the emergency.
Insurance
NHS healthcare
Private health and social care
Rogue employees and data breaches – when is an employer liable?
06/04/20
The Supreme Court has determined that an otherwise blameless employer should not be vicariously liable where a rogue employee stole HR information relating to colleagues, as part of a vendetta against his employer.
NHS healthcare
COVID-19 and the Mental Capacity Act
02/04/20
COVID-19 poses significant resource and logistics challenges for all those who work with protected parties who lack capacity under the Mental Capacity Act 2005. Here we explore how the principles of the MCA 2005, are to operate in a COVID-19 environment.
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.