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The CQC’s annual State of Care report: key takeaways for social care providers
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has published its annual State of Care report. Learn more about the key takeaways for social care providers.
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New proposals for patient safety in the NHS
NHS England/Improvement’s new Patient Safety Strategy calls for a ‘significant improvement’ in the way in which the NHS learns, treats staff and involves patients. Learn more about the new strategy and the implications for healthcare organisations.
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Clinical Law Insight: Autumn 2019
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.
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Capsticks Healthcare Roundup - October 2019
In this month’s healthcare newsletter Dylan Young talks about some of the common mistakes made by contracting authorities during the procurement process, and how to avoid them.
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New regulations and guidance on referring deaths to the coroner
On 1 October 2019 the Notification of Death Regulations 2019, which cover the reporting of deaths to a coroner in certain ‘prescribed circumstances, came into force.
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Health and safety fines: the extent of parental (company) responsibility
In a decision handed down last Friday, the Criminal Court of Appeal provided some welcome guidance on how to treat group and parent companies when setting the level of fines.
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Safety and learning in maternity: NHS Resolution’s Early Notification scheme progress report
NHS Resolution has published a report on the first year of its Early Notification (EN) scheme. The EN scheme supports the government’s aim to halve the rate of stillbirth, neonatal death/brain injury and improve the safety of maternity care.
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High Court refuses to prevent Trust from proceeding to a disciplinary hearing
Capsticks represented the Trust in Al-Obaidi v Frimley Health NHS Trust. The High Court has today issued Judgment refusing a permanent injunction to prevent the Trust from continuing with disciplinary proceedings against Dr Al–Obaidi.
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Capsticks Healthcare Roundup - September 2019
In September's roundup on healthcare highlights, our Head of Human Resources Advisory, Claire Shaw, talks about the importance of recognising when a case should be subject to investigation and how to ensure a quality process.
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Top Social Care Articles - August 2019
Our monthly series provides summaries of the key news items in social care.
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Professional regulatory
Regulatory Newsletter - September 2019
Read the September 2019 edition of our newsletter, which reviews recent cases and examines key decisions from the last few months relevant to professional regulators.
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Delay could be fatal for bidders in the tendering game
In Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust v Cornwall Council [2019] EWHC 2211 (TCC) the Technology and Construction Court has again confirmed that it is very risky for a bidder to delay bringing a claim under the Public Contracts Regulations 2015.