Insurance
NHS healthcare
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
Insurance
NHS healthcare
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.
Insurance
NHS healthcare
Where next on the appropriate approach to future accommodation claims?
20/01/20
With the Personal Injury Discount Rate remaining in negative territory, arguments for the traditional Roberts & Johnstone approach to be replaced are likely to gather pace.
Insurance
NHS healthcare
Paterson Inquiry report due in early 2020
20/01/20
Consultant breast surgeon Ian Paterson is serving 20 years in prison following convictions for unlawful wounding/wounding patients with intent.
Insurance
NHS healthcare
Spotlight on seven key decisions in 2020 affecting healthcare providers and insurers
20/01/20
Seven key cases either awaiting decisions or coming before the Supreme Court in 2020 that are likely to have a significant impact for healthcare organisations.
Housing
NHS healthcare
What to expect in employment law in 2020
16/01/20
2020 is shaping up to be another busy year in the field of employment law—learn more about what's ahead for healthcare, social care and social housing providers.
NHS healthcare
Professional regulatory
Regulatory Newsletter - January 2020
01/01/20
Read the January 2020 edition of our newsletter, which reviews recent cases and examines key decisions from the last few months relevant to professional regulators.
NHS healthcare
Capsticks Healthcare Roundup - November/December 2019
19/12/19
In this month’s healthcare newsletter Partner Peter Edwards talks about mergers, collaboration and joint working for CCGs, as well as our usual roundup of our latest insights and upcoming events.
Insurance
NHS healthcare
Medical Malpractice and Clinical Law Insight: Winter 2019
03/12/19
We consider the latest developments in medical malpractice and product liability, evidence and procedure, quantum and inquests.
Insurance
NHS healthcare
Medical records: if it’s not written down it didn’t happen?
26/11/19
Care needs to be taken when making records of clinical consultations or treatment. The time-pressures of modern practice mean the creation of a comprehensive note is easy to overlook.
NHS healthcare
Covert recordings by patients: Ms Mustard, in the exam room, with the tape recorder...
20/11/19
Whilst critical of a patient’s behaviour in making a series of covert recordings of consultations with clinicians, the High Court has concluded that making those recordings did not breach the GDPR.
NHS healthcare
CCG Merger – Workforce Countdown
20/11/19
With many CCGs now set to formally merge in 2020, we examine the potential workforce implications, including joint working, pre-merger reorganisations, and staff transfers.