Insight
Manage the exclusion of medics under MHPS better with new best practice guidance
01/06/22
The NHS Resolution Practitioner Performance Advice service’s (PPA) guidance and resources clarify how medical practitioners should be excluded under the MHPS framework, and how you can best handle concerns about doctors and dentists.
Insight
Urgent circumstances can justify direct contract awards – the latest decision on Covid-19 related procurement
31/05/22
The Court of Appeal ruled that the Government’s decision to award Covid-19 related contracts without public notice or competition was justified due to the pandemic. Find out why the case was dismissed, and what that means for contracting authorities.
Insight
Late procurement challenges often fail – here’s why the limitation period is key to your claim
31/05/22
The bidder, Access for Living, confused the standstill extension with an extension to the limitation period, and missed the deadline for proceeding with a claim. We explain how the court made its decision and how you can avoid similar pitfalls.
Podcast
Procurement Bill podcast: Episode 2 – Modifications
27/05/22
Our podcast series helps contracting authorities navigate changes under the new Procurement Bill. In episode 2, Mary and Kat explain how the Procurement Bill permits changes to live procurement processes and to contracts that have been entered into.
Podcast
Procurement Bill podcast: Episode 1 - Procedures and notices
27/05/22
Our podcast series helps contracting authorities navigate changes under the new Procurement Bill. In episode 1, Mary and Kat set out the proposed procurement procedures and transparency requirements in relation to new notices.
Insight
Preventing future harm: the Ockenden Report into maternity services at The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust
24/05/22
The report of Donna Ockenden’s review of maternity services found repeated failures in the quality of care and governance at the Trust as well as failures of monitoring by external bodies. Read the key recommendations and what they mean for you.
Insight
Covid-19 Public Inquiry sets out additional terms of reference
20/05/22
The terms of reference for the UK Covid-19 Public Inquiry are set to expand, following a proposal from Baroness Hallett, the Inquiry’s Chair, to the Prime Minister on 12 May. In our insight, we explain which clarifications and additions you can expect.
Insight
Data protection claim for unauthorised acts of third party in NHS hospital fails
18/05/22
The case illustrates the importance of putting in place appropriate access arrangements with third parties who work on NHS premises, and being able to justify how, why, and where patient information is stored and made available.
Insight
Housing Case Law - May 2022
17/05/22
Read our monthly housing case law update, summarising the latest cases and court decisions in one practical update, so you can devote more time to supporting your tenants.
Insight
New guidance promotes greater alignment of service change and capital business cases in the NHS
16/05/22
NHSEI's addendum to its service change guidance seeks to better align service reconfiguration and capital business cases and the evaluation criteria for preferred options. Learn how this will impact your business case, e.g. for the New Hospital Programme.
Insight
The EAT has made its first decision on a COVID-19 related dismissal – here’s what employers can take away
16/05/22
In the case of Rodgers v Leeds Laser Cutting Ltd, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) had its first opportunity to consider the fairness of a COVID-19 related dismissal. We explain what employers can learn from the case.
Insight
The economic predictions and current risks registered providers should consider now
13/05/22
The 2022 Social Housing Finance Conference focused on the current economic and political instability, and what RPs can do to keep ahead of the curve. We summarise the key messages for housing providers we took away from the conference.