NHS healthcare
Private health and social care
Who Pays? New guidance on responsibility for NHS payments to providers
07/09/20
The updated Who Pays? guidance sets out a framework for determining which NHS body is responsible for paying a healthcare service provider for an individual’s care or treatment. All CCGs must have regard to the guidance.
Housing
Housing case law - August 2020
18/08/20
Read our monthly housing case law update, which includes recent cases from courts in England and Wales that are relevant to the #ukhousing sector.
NHS healthcare
Clinical Law Insight: Summer 2020
12/08/20
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.
Emergency services
Key court judgment for police services considering automated facial recognition technology
11/08/20
The Court of Appeal has given its judgment on the lawfulness of arrangements in a police force's use of facial recognition software on members of the public. The Court has declared that aspects of the way the system was set up and deployed were unlawful.
Housing
Video: Anti-social behaviour (ASB) discussion hour
11/08/20
We’ve got together with some of our valued clients to discuss how they’ve been managing anti-social behaviour (ASB) during the coronavirus outbreak.
NHS healthcare
Private health and social care
‘First Do No Harm’ - the report of the Independent Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Review
11/08/20
‘First Do No Harm’, the long-awaited report of the Independent Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Review has been published, including recommendations around apologies, redress, specialist care, data collection and the role of the MHRA.
Primary care
NHS England’s new partnership payment scheme: Are you eligible?
10/08/20
NHS England has launched the New to Partnership Payment Scheme which is now open to applications. We explain the additional criteria of eligibility for the scheme and what its commitments and benefits entail.
Professional regulatory
Regulatory Newsletter - August 2020
10/08/20
Read the August 2020 edition of our newsletter, which reviews recent cases and examines key decisions from the last few months relevant to professional regulators.
NHS healthcare
Professional regulatory
Reminder that only in exceptional circumstances will time for appeal be extended
07/08/20
In Gupta v General Medical Council [2020] EWHC 38 (Admin), the Court struck out a doctor’s appeal on the basis that it had been brought out of time.
NHS healthcare
Professional regulatory
Decision not to put relevant Court of Appeal judgment before panel was wrong
07/08/20
The Court has held that it had been wrong for the General Medical Council (GMC) and registrant to agree to exclude a relevant Court of Appeal judgment from the bundle put before a panel on the question of sanction.
NHS healthcare
Professional regulatory
Panel failed to properly apply the Sanctions Guidance
07/08/20
In General Medical Council v Saeed [2020] EWHC 830 (Admin), the Court allowed an appeal by the General Medical Council on the basis that a panel had failed to properly apply the Sanctions Guidance
NHS healthcare
Professional regulatory
Scottish Court considers evidence of good character
07/08/20
A Scottish Court dismissed an appeal by a doctor who had been erased from the register after it was held that she had been dishonest in preparing an expert report that had numerous inaccuracies.