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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).
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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.
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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).
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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.
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Paterson Inquiry: recommendations from the report
04/02/20
The long awaited Paterson Inquiry report has come out today.
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Top Social Care Articles - January 2020
22/01/20
Read our monthly news series, which provide summaries of the latest news items and key cases in social care.
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Medical Malpractice Forward View 2020
20/01/20
Read our annual review of events in the year ahead which could impact the healthcare, life sciences and medical malpractice sectors.
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Primary care
Further developments in telemedicine, AI and robotics will bring opportunities, challenges and risk for businesses in the MedTech sector
20/01/20
With increasing demands on GPs, the rise of telemedicine is set to continue. Providers will need to ensure that they comply with legislation around supply of medicines across the internet.
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The new Clinical Trials Regulation – implementation date likely to be delayed
20/01/20
EU Clinical Trials Regulation 536/2014 (‘CTR’) is due to apply in member states in 2020 during the transition period after Brexit.
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Challenges to dishonest claims against health providers will continue to rise
20/01/20
Section 57 of The Criminal Justice and Courts Act 2015 made it easier for Defendants to challenge dishonest claims.
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Mediation and other forms of dispute resolution are set to continue rising in medical malpractice claims
20/01/20
NHS Resolution has reported settlement of a record number of claims through alternative means such as mediation
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Fixed Recoverable Costs should contribute to controlling the rising costs of clinical negligence claims, but there is further work to be done
20/01/20
This year the government will decide on the level of fixed fees to adopt for the proposed new standard and light tracks for lower value clinical negligence claims.