Housing
COVID-19: Responsible contracting behaviour
21/05/20
The Cabinet Office has issued a new guidance note with recommendations for behaviour in performing and enforcing contracts impacted by COVID-19. We summarise the key recommendations and how they might impact on your relationships with contractors.
Housing
Mutual exchanges, lettings and property sales: new relaxations on buying, selling and letting residential property
21/05/20
Amendments to the Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) Regulations 2020 have relaxed restrictions affecting moving home and the buying and selling of property. We explore what has changed and what this means for housing providers.
Housing
COVID-19: The government’s update to registered providers on maintenance and repair works – what does it actually mean?
21/05/20
On 18 May 2020, the housing minister wrote an open letter to all social housing residents outlining the government’s update to registered providers on maintenance and repair works as landlords. We explore his update and what this means for RPs.
Housing
Video: Anti-social behaviour during the COVID-19 pandemic
21/05/20
Housing providers have been grappling with many challenges over the past months, and dealing with ASB is no exception. Chris Grose explores some of the emerging trends, legal solutions and provides some practical tips to manage ASB cases successfully.
Insurance
Clinical Trials and Tribulations
18/05/20
Clinical trials, by their very nature, involve an element of risk for both those undertaking or sponsoring the trial and those participating in it. We consider some key medico legal issues arising from compensation claims associated with such trials.
NHS healthcare
Private health and social care
COVID-19: Social care FAQs on Deprivation of Liberty and movement in the community
18/05/20
This FAQ provides a summary of the current position and the factors which care providers, care co-ordinators and commissioners of community care need to be aware of and actively consider when looking at the care and treatment service users are receiving.
COVID-19: CQC and the Emergency Support Framework
18/05/20
Having suspended its inspection regime in March following the COVID-19 outbreak, CQC has now launched a new Emergency Support Framework (ESF). We explore the key features of the ESF and what this means for you in this insight.
Housing
Housing Case Law Update - May 2020
18/05/20
Read our monthly housing case law update, which includes recent cases from courts in England and Wales that are relevant to the #ukhousing sector.
All
Returning to work in the time of COVID-19
14/05/20
The Government has published guidance to assist those who are returning to work following the announcement this week of the COVID-19 recovery strategy.
Housing
Returning to work in the time of COVID-19 – implications for the housing sector
14/05/20
The Government has published guidance to assist those who are returning to work following the announcement this week of the COVID-19 recovery strategy.
Housing
Video: Safeguarding adults during the COVID-19 pandemic
14/05/20
Safeguarding adults continues to be a priority for housing providers as they face more challenges in keeping vulnerable residents safe. Chris Grose, highlights emerging safeguarding trends and provides some ways to ensure vulnerable adults are protected.
Primary care
The Network Contract DES 2020/21: Is your primary care network enrolling?
14/05/20
We answer key questions about the Network Contract Directed Enhanced Service (DES) 2020/21, and the obligations on practices and commissioners and grants various entitlements to practices.