Primary care
NHS England’s new partnership payment scheme: Are you eligible?
10/08/20
NHS England has launched the New to Partnership Payment Scheme which is now open to applications. We explain the additional criteria of eligibility for the scheme and what its commitments and benefits entail.
Professional regulatory
Regulatory Newsletter - August 2020
10/08/20
Read the August 2020 edition of our newsletter, which reviews recent cases and examines key decisions from the last few months relevant to professional regulators.
NHS healthcare
Professional regulatory
Reminder that only in exceptional circumstances will time for appeal be extended
07/08/20
In Gupta v General Medical Council [2020] EWHC 38 (Admin), the Court struck out a doctor’s appeal on the basis that it had been brought out of time.
NHS healthcare
Professional regulatory
Decision not to put relevant Court of Appeal judgment before panel was wrong
07/08/20
The Court has held that it had been wrong for the General Medical Council (GMC) and registrant to agree to exclude a relevant Court of Appeal judgment from the bundle put before a panel on the question of sanction.
NHS healthcare
Professional regulatory
Panel failed to properly apply the Sanctions Guidance
07/08/20
In General Medical Council v Saeed [2020] EWHC 830 (Admin), the Court allowed an appeal by the General Medical Council on the basis that a panel had failed to properly apply the Sanctions Guidance
NHS healthcare
Professional regulatory
Scottish Court considers evidence of good character
07/08/20
A Scottish Court dismissed an appeal by a doctor who had been erased from the register after it was held that she had been dishonest in preparing an expert report that had numerous inaccuracies.
Housing
The government’s planning reform: Planning for the future
07/08/20
The government published the much anticipated white paper on 5 August 2020, which focuses on the reform of the English planning system. We summarise the key aims, the changes proposed and what they mean for housing providers.
Professional regulatory
Employment judge rules that tribunal chair is a worker and not an independent contractor
06/08/20
An Employment Tribunal has found that the claimant, who acted as a tribunal chair for the Nursing and Midwifery Council, had the employment status of a worker and was therefore entitled to holiday pay. We summarise the decision and what to take away.
Housing
Changes to notices in possession cases in Wales from 24 July 2020
27/07/20
The Welsh Ministers have exercised powers under Schedule 29 of the Coronavirus Act 2020 to alter the minimum period of notice a landlord must now give assured (shorthold) tenants of a property in Wales before possession proceedings can be issued.
Housing
Gearing up for the resumption of possession cases - part 2
27/07/20
CPR PD55C makes temporary rules that will apply between 23/08/2020 and 28/03/2021 for existing possession claims, as well as new claims issued within specific timelines. We consider the position for social housing providers in relation to each category.
NHS healthcare
GT, Re [2020] EWCOP 28I: Court of Protection best interests and the use of s63 Mental Health Act 1983
23/07/20
The CoP declared that it is in P’s best interests to have a feeding tube inserted to provide him with nutrition and prevent deterioration and a potentially fatal collapse, despite P refusing such treatment. We explain the decision and what to take away.
Housing
Permitted development rights – why it’s important to check your planning history
22/07/20
On 1 July 2020, the Planning Inspectorate heard an appeal in which it appears to have come to the opposite conclusion of its previous decision on the application of permitted development rights. We examine the outcome details and what this means for RPs.