Government plans to introduce minimum service levels in key sectors during strike action
The Government has responded to the recent strike action being taken in a number of sectors, including the NHS, with controversial proposals to require compliance by workers and unions with minimum service levels (MSLs) during strike action.
NHS England publishes new priorities and operational planning guidance
On 23 December 2022, NHS England published the 2023/24 priorities and operational planning guidance. In this insight, we summarise the key points and what has changed since the 2022/23 and how it has been received.
NHS Provider Selection Regime - it will not be in force in 2023
NHS England published an update on their website confirming that the NHS Provider Selection Regime is not expected to be in use in time for the 2023/2024 NHS contracting round.
Procurement Bill – Cabinet Office Update
In this insight we summarise the latest update from the Cabinet Office in relation to the new Procurement Bill.
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Housing Case Law – November and December 2022
Our team of housing specialists summarises the latest cases and court decisions in one practical update, so you can devote more time to supporting your tenants.
Integrated Care Boards: First 100 Days
The 1st July marked a very significant change in the structure of the NHS, with the establishment of integrated care boards (ICBs) and the abolition of clinical commissioning groups.
New guidance for trauma-informed practice
The Office for Health Improvement and Disparities has released guidance which provides a definition of trauma-informed practice. It features key principles of trauma-informed practice and how it can be built into services and systems.
Key takeaways from the Social Housing Magazine annual conference
Yesterday marked the annual Social Housing Magazine conference and it was great to see the conference hall packed with so many familiar faces from the sector. Partner Susie Rogers and Associate Kayleigh Bradford from Capsticks both attended.
Clinical Law Insight: Autumn 2022
We cover the latest on the Covid-19 Inquiry, NHS Resolution's second Early Notifications report, the roll-out of the new Patient Safety Incident Response Framework and the implications of virtual wards.
Covid-19 Public Inquiry: What you can expect from Module 3
The Covid-19 Inquiry has opened its third investigation, Module 3, which is primarily focussed on the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on healthcare in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
The evolution of the Early Notification Scheme
NHS Resolution has published its second report (‘the report’) on its ground-breaking Early Notification (‘EN’) scheme.
The evolving law on non-delegable duty of care
The recent Privy Council decision in the case of Gulf View Medical Centre Limited v Tesheria [2022] UKPC 38 looked at the question of whether or not two defendants had admitted a duty of care for the others’ care.