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What does the Health and Care Bill mean for CQC regulation?
19/07/21
The Bill proposes for the CQC’s scope to be widened, including powers to appoint a special administrator for trusts, assess the performance of local authorities and police new hospital food standards. We summarise the changes and what they mean for you.
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What does the Health and Care Bill mean for employers and workforces?
19/07/21
Wellbeing, workforce planning, changes to the CCG/ICS workforce, and equality, diversity and inclusion are key considerations of the new Health and Care Bill. We set out the ways in which we think the Bill could impact on your organisation.
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What does the Health and Care Bill mean for information governance and data sharing?
12/07/21
The long-awaited Health and Care Bill was published on 6 July 2021. Read more on the changes in terms of how data is used and shared in the health and social care sector.
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What does the Health and Care Bill mean for service reconfiguration?
12/07/21
The long-awaited Health and Care Bill was published on 6 July 2021. We explain the implications of the Bill on the reconfiguration of NHS services.
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What does the Health and Care Bill mean for procurement, patient choice and competition?
12/07/21
The long-awaited Health and Care Bill was published on 6 July 2021. We set out the practical impact of the upcoming changes in procurement, patient choice and competition.
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Employment Appeal Tribunal confirms that judicial notice should still be taken of ‘the childcare disparity’ when deciding indirect sex discrimination claims
08/07/21
The Employment Appeal Tribunal upheld a Claimant’s appeal against the ET's decision to dismiss her claims of indirect sex discrimination on the basis that the ET failed to take judicial notice of ‘the childcare disparity’. Read more about the case here.
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Department for Health and Social Care publishes Liberty Protection Safeguard fact sheets
05/07/21
The DHSC published fact sheets on the Liberty Protection Safeguards (LPS) on 11 June 2021. The LPS are still scheduled to be implemented in the spring of 2022. We summarise the content of the fact sheets and how you can prepare for the LPS.
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Clinical Law Insight: Summer 2021
02/07/21
Welcome to the summer edition of our Clinical Law Insight. We report on recent developments in safety and learning, look ahead towards the Public Inquiry into the government’s response to the pandemic, and recommend actions for Covid-related claims.
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Preparing for the COVID-19 Public Inquiry: What NHS organisations need to consider
28/06/21
The statutory inquiry into the government’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic will commence in 2022, which may compel organisations and individuals to provide evidence. We summarise the current situation and which steps NHS organisations need to take.
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Submissions to the Maternity Incentive Scheme in the time of Covid-19
23/06/21
To reduce pressure on frontline staff during the pandemic, NHS Resolution has updated the timeline and required safety actions for submissions to the Maternity Incentive Scheme (MIS). We summarise what the scheme entails and its requirements here.
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Extent of causation in clinical negligence claim against GP limited by the “scope of duty”
18/06/21
A clinician’s liability to a patient remains limited to the losses falling within the duty of care and not any wider co-incidental losses. The Supreme Court today ruled the scope of duty test generally was applicable to clinical negligence cases.
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New Government guidance on public sector exit payments
01/06/21
The Government has published new guidance for public sector employers on the making of special severance payments.