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.
Care Homes
Health and social care
Housing
Social Housing and Care Homes - Employment Quarterly Update
12/02/19
Welcome to our first employment update for social housing and care homes for 2019. It certainly looks set to be another year in which the legal and political landscape is dominated by Brexit.
GPs
Health and social care
The NHS Resolution Annual Customer Survey
05/02/19
The NHS Resolution annual customer survey is now live! Provide your feedback on their performance over the past year and let them know where they are doing well, or areas where there may be room for improvement.
Health and social care
Hammered by the GDPR
04/12/18
The reported data breach at West Ham United FC is a salutary warning to sports clubs of the potential consequences of an inadvertent data breach and highlights the potential long reach of the GDPR.
Health and social care
Confidentiality is not an automatic bar to disclosure
29/11/18
Marston Holdings Ltd v Ministry of Justice (HM Courts & Tribunal Service) [2018] EWHC 3168 (TCC)
Health and social care
EAT dismisses breach of contract claim against NHS Trust
27/11/18
The EAT has handed down Judgment in a case in which Capsticks successfully defended an NHS Trust against a claim brought by a consultant.
Health and social care
Housing
Health Creation, Wealth Creation - fighting health inequalities using community assets
22/11/18
On 21 November, Capsticks sponsored the NHS Alliance Summit in Manchester, bringing together health and housing to tackle health creation across our communities.