GPs
Next steps for Primary Care Networks
05/12/19
In order to realise the ambitions of the NHS Long Term Plan and maximise the opportunities that are available, Primary Care Networks will need to continue to develop.
General
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.
Health and social care
Insurance
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.
Health and social care
Insurance
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.
Housing
Court of Appeal rules planning inspector exceeded her s.73 powers
21/11/19
The Court of Appeal handed down judgment relevant to those who are acquiring sites which are/may be subject to subsequent amendments to a planning permission.
Health and social care
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.
Health and social care
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.
Emergency services
Health and social care
The increase in violence against healthcare and emergency service workers
19/11/19
The year on year increases in assaults by service users and members of the public on staff working in healthcare and the emergency services are a significant concern for both workers and employers.
Supreme Court awards £2m to inventor of Electrochemical Capillary Fill
13/11/19
The Supreme Court recently handed down a landmark decision which clarifies the law about when an employee inventor will be entitled to share in the profits.
Housing
Housing Case Law - November 2019
13/11/19
Read our monthly housing case law update, which includes recent cases from courts in England and Wales that are relevant to the #ukhousing sector.
Health and social care
The CQC’s annual State of Care report: key takeaways for NHS providers
07/11/19
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has published its annual State of Care report. Learn more about the key takeaways from an NHS perspective in our latest insight.
Health and social care
The CQC’s annual State of Care report: key takeaways for social care providers
06/11/19
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has published its annual State of Care report. Learn more about the key takeaways for social care providers.