Health and social care
Insurance
Paterson Inquiry: recommendations from the report
04/02/20
The long awaited Paterson Inquiry report has come out today.
Health and social care
Insurance
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.
GPs
Health and social care
Insurance
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.
Health and social care
Insurance
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.
Health and social care
Insurance
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.
Health and social care
Insurance
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
Health and social care
Insurance
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.
Health and social care
Insurance
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.
Health and social care
Insurance
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.
Health and social care
Insurance
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.
Insurance
Female police officer did not require male comparator to show direct sex discrimination
12/12/19
The EAT has found that a female police officer who claimed direct sex discrimination did not have to prove that the force would have treated a male comparator differently.
Insurance
Supreme Court finds dismissal automatically unfair even where decision-maker is unaware of the true reason for dismissal
03/12/19
The Supreme Court has found that an employee was unfairly dismissed for making protected disclosures despite the fact that the dismissing manager was unaware of the disclosures when she made the decision to dismiss.