Workforce considerations for Primary Care Networks
Through the new Additional Roles Reimbursement Scheme, announced in the 2019 GP Contract Framework, further funding will be made available to Primary Care Networks to reimburse over 20,000 additional staff by 2024.
EAT overturns finding of discrimination against NHS Trust
The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) recently overturned and Employment Tribunal's (ET) decision that a Trust’s treatment of a woman on maternity leave amounted to pregnancy and maternity discrimination under the Equality Act 2010.
GP Practices: Getting your “house in order”
Before practices can form long lasting, effective working relationships with other practices and healthcare professionals, they need to make sure that their own “houses are in order."
The Duty of Candour – are you doing it right?
The CQC has recently fined an NHS Trust for not complying with the Duty of Candour by virtue of a delay in providing an apology to the family as required by the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2014.
Social Housing and Care Homes - Employment Quarterly Update
Health and social care
Welcome to our first employment update for social housing and care homes for 2019. It certainly looks set to be another year in which the legal and political landscape is dominated by Brexit.
The NHS Resolution Annual Customer Survey
Health and social care
The NHS Resolution annual customer survey is now live! Provide your feedback on their performance over the past year and let them know where they are doing well, or areas where there may be room for improvement.
GP Partnership Review – Final Report (January 2019)
The independent chair of the GP partnership review has completed inquiry into whether the partnership model is suitable for the future of general practice. We review the the main difficulties facing practices, as highlighted in this report.
Medical Malpractice Forward View 2019
We take a look at a few of the key topics in healthcare which could impact on indemnity providers and what can be done to prepare for any change.
Hammered by the GDPR
The reported data breach at West Ham United FC is a salutary warning to sports clubs of the potential consequences of an inadvertent data breach and highlights the potential long reach of the GDPR.
New protection for NHS and emergency services staff
Health and social care
One in seven healthcare professionals was attacked in the course of their employment last year; the highest level for five years, according to an announcement by the Health and Social Care Secretary at the end of last month.
New protection for emergency services staff
The Assault on Emergency Workers (Offences) Act came into force on 13 November and provides further protection for emergency workers and more stringent sentencing for those convicted of harming them.
Reinvigorating the GP Partnership Model
The spotlight is firmly on GP Partnerships as a model to take general practice forward. General practice is being pushed to work at scale, have multi-disciplinary teams, collaborate and generally just be “bigger and better”.
Claims for psychiatric injury in the workplace
We are seeing a growing number of claims for psychiatric injury arising from healthcare employees who are overworked and under supported, and those claiming that they have been bullied or harassed in the workplace.
New CHC framework - the changes and implications
The Department of Health and Social Care has amended the National Framework for NHS Continuing Healthcare and NHS Funded Nursing Care and issued a new version of the framework in March 2018.
Spotlight on The Social Housing Green Paper
It's out! Finally, after weeks of waiting, the Social Housing Green Paper has been released today. Our housing experts have been busy analysing the paper and set out the below summary of what you need to know.
Why do I need a partnership deed?
To welcome Puja to the firm we asked her to address some of the most common questions we receive on this topic from GPs and Practice Managers.
GDPR – an essential guide for claims handlers
GDPR is an evolution of the earlier law set out in the Data Protection Act 1998 and many of the principles are similar. However, individuals have enhanced rights, and there are some more onerous obligations on organisations to demonstrate compliance.
Care homes – Employment law quarterly update
Capsticks’ team of employment specialists are delighted to provide you with the first of our quarterly employment law updates which includes recent cases and laws relevant to the sector.