Health and social care
NHSE and NHSI set targets to reduce disciplinary cases involving BME staff
NHS England and NHS Improvement have set targets for reducing number of disciplinary cases involving black and minority ethnic (BME) employees throughout the NHS as part of a drive towards a just culture.
Housing Case Law - July 2019
Read our monthly housing case law update, which includes recent cases from courts in England and Wales that are relevant to the #ukhousing sector.
Emergency services
Court of Appeal upholds claim of perceived disability discrimination against police force
In the first case of perceptive discrimination to come before the Court of Appeal, the Court has upheld the decision of the EAT that a police officer was discriminated against when she was refused a transfer because of a perceived disability.
Care Homes
Health and social care
Implications of Deprivation of Liberty Changes for Care Homes
On 16 May the Mental Capacity (Amendment) Act 2019 replaced the current Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards regime with the Liberty Protection Safeguards. We outline some of the key changes and the concerns for care home registered managers.
Do you and your Primary Care Network members have a lease in place where one is needed?
A GP practice must have its property ‘housekeeping’ in order, but as practices move forward with their Primary Care Networks it is vital they are in a strong position. We take you through the when and whys of GP lease arrangements and how we can help.
Care Homes
Health and social care
Top Social Care insights - June 2019
Read our roundup of the top insights from across the social care sector.
CNSGP - What Locum and Out of Hours GPs need to know
We provide an insight into the requirement for out of hours clinics and reliance on locum doctors which has become increasingly necessary.
Housing case law - June 2019 update
Our latest monthly roundup of must read #ukhousing case law.
Health and social care
Court of Appeal gives judgment in Flowers case on overtime and holiday pay
Calculating holiday pay and Agenda for Change (AfC)—read our analysis of the Court of Appeal’s decision in 'Flowers and others v East of England Ambulance Trust,' and the key takeaways for NHS employers here.
Housing and Regeneration in Review: Protecting against a sharp rise in development costs
Ensuring that provisions protecting the quality of units are adequately drafted in development agreements is becoming more critical than ever, as development costs continue to grow exponentially.
Clinical Negligence Scheme for GPs – A Brave New World For GP Indemnity
One of the most significant shifts in indemnity provision within General Practice occurred as of 1 April 2019 when the Clinical Negligence Scheme for GPs (“CNSGP”) was introduced.
Health and social care
Social Housing and Care Homes – Employment Quarterly Update (May 2019)
Over the last few months we have seen the launch of the EU settled status scheme amid continued uncertainty over Brexit, and the publication of the latest gender pay gap reports. Read our latest employment law update for social housing and care homes.