Health and social care
Clinical Law Insight: Spring 2020
10/03/20
Welcome to the latest edition of our Clinical Law Insight, in which we consider developments in clinical negligence claims, inquests and the healthcare advisory sector.
EAT provides guidance in cases where staff involved in criminal proceedings
09/03/20
The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) found that an employee was fairly dismissed by his employer after being charged with, but not convicted of, a criminal offence.
Housing
The Budget 2020: Fire safety and the £10bn bill for social landlords
04/03/20
A figure exceeding £10 billion has been revealed by the Chief Executive of NHF as the estimated cost for housing associations to fix the fire safety hazards brought to light by the Grenfell Disaster.
Health and social care
Private healthcare
Paterson Inquiry recommendations: Engaging with patients
04/03/20
A number of the recommendations in the Paterson Inquiry report relate to the information being provided to patients to enable them to make an informed choice.
EAT finds that conduct and knowledge of investigating officer can affect fairness of dismissal
03/03/20
In the recent case of Uddin v London Borough of Ealing, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) provided guidance on cases where the conduct of the investigator, unbeknown to the dismissing manager, has a bearing on the fairness of a dismissal.
Health and social care
Private healthcare
Safety and learning in the post-Paterson era
26/02/20
The Paterson Inquiry report made safety and learning recommendations around multi-disciplinary working (in both the independent and wider healthcare sectors), complaints handling and patient recall (ongoing care and procedures generally).
Health and social care
High Court gives green light for hyper-acute stroke units in Kent
21/02/20
The High Court has handed down judgment in joined cases where the Claimants challenged the decision of the Kent and Medway CCGs to establish hyper-acute stroke units (HASUs) at three hospital sites in the county.
Housing
Home is where the hoard is: Advice for housing providers dealing with hoarding issues
20/02/20
Hoarding, also known as ‘hoarding disorder’, can have a significant impact on the hoarder themselves, neighbours, housing staff and housing providers in a number of different ways.
Health and social care
Court provides clarification as to how NHS Continuing Healthcare assessment decisions should be conducted and challenged
19/02/20
In R (Gossip) v NHS Surrey Downs CCG [2019] EWHC (Admin), Mr Gossip judicially reviewed NHS Surrey Downs CCG’s (the “CCG”) decision that he was not eligible for NHS Continuing Healthcare funding (CHC).
Housing
Housing Case Law Update - February 2020
19/02/20
Read our monthly housing case law update, which includes recent cases from courts in England and Wales that are relevant to the #ukhousing sector.
Housing
First Homes consultation paper: What does the government’s proposed spring sale mean for registered providers?
18/02/20
Ahead of the impending budget, new plans have been unveiled by the government to offer first-time buyers new homes at a minimum 30 per cent discount, as it looks to further its commitment to delivering affordable homes at scale.
Health and social care
Capsticks Healthcare Roundup - January/February 2019
13/02/20
In this month’s newsletter we’re featuring an article from Partner Lee Clarke on his work on major healthcare infrastructure and hospital development projects, as well as our usual roundup of our latest insights and upcoming events.