Why do I need a Declaration of Trust?
It is good practice to regulate your property arrangements with a ‘declaration of trust’. We have addressed some of the most common questions we receive on this topic from GPs and Practice Managers.
Primary care networks: have you appointed your Nominated Persons?
The Network Contract DES 2021/22 introduces the Investment and Impact Fund (IIF) which sees PCNs entitled to additional payments in respect to performance against the IIF indicators. Here we explain what the process entails for your practice.
GIRFT and NHS Resolution publish ‘Learning from Litigation Claims’ report
A joint report prepared by Getting It Right First Time (GIRFT) and NHS Resolution, looking at how claims data can be used effectively to prevent future claims, has been released today.
Employee’s dismissal for friction caused by manner in which he carried out health and safety duties was automatically unfair
In a recent case, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has found that an employee’s dismissal due to the upset he had caused whilst carrying out his health and safety duties was automatically unfair.
The breathing space scheme – what actions do housing providers need to take?
The government’s new debt respite programme, known as the “breathing space” scheme, comes into force on 4 May 2021. We explore what this means for the future of possession proceedings and the impact on the social housing sector.
Is fire safety the responsibility of the Asset Manager?
At our recent webinar on fire safety, Partner Paul Lloyd and Housing Consultant Jan Taranczuk took an in-depth look at where the responsibility for fire prevention lies within social housing organisations. We set out their top tips and key takeaways.
Capsticks represents Trust in successful defence of High Court challenge to exclusion under MHPS
A recent High Court judgment highlights the importance for employers to demonstrate a clear, balanced and proportionate decision-making process when considering exclusion under MHPS.
CQC report finds “a worrying picture” of DNACPR decision-making
The Care Quality Commission has published its final report on their special review into ‘Do Not Attempt Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation’ (DNACPR) decisions taken during the COVID-19 pandemic. We summarise the findings and what they mean for providers.
In the News
Housing case law - April 2021
Read our monthly housing case law update, which includes recent cases from courts in England and Wales that are relevant to the #ukhousing sector.
Chief Constable of Police not liable for acts of discrimination committed by the IOPC but liable for acts of discrimination by misconduct panels
In the case of Chief Constable of Avon and Somerset Constabulary v Eckland, the Chief Constable was hold liable for any disability discrimination which determined disciplinary allegations against the claimant police officer.
Updated guidance on meeting the duty of candour
The Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2014 imposes a duty of candour on health and social care providers. The CQC has updated its guidance, making clear the requirements and circumstances in which it must be applied.
The Paterson Inquiry: A whole healthcare system response one year on
The Paterson Inquiry reviewed how Ian Paterson had been able to practise in this way across both the NHS and private sector and with a view to identifying systemic improvements to ensure that patients are properly protected and compensated.