GPs
GP Practices: Getting your “house in order”
12/03/19
Before practices can form long lasting, effective working relationships with other practices and healthcare professionals, they need to make sure that their own “houses are in order."
Health and social care
The Duty of Candour – are you doing it right?
11/03/19
The CQC has recently fined an NHS Trust for not complying with the Duty of Candour by virtue of a delay in providing an apology to the family as required by the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2014.
GPs
The Network Contract DES: What we know, and what needs to be determined locally
06/03/19
The new Network Contract Directed Enhanced Service (DES) was announced in the recently-published Five Year GP Contract Framework.
Employment Tribunal decision on positive action
06/03/19
The recent focus on workforce diversity throughout organisations and in senior positions has led to an increased use of positive action legislation.
Housing
Housing Development in Review: Three key areas to look out for in 2019
06/03/19
In this edition of Housing Development in Review we review three key developments this year that our experts consider will dominate the housing agenda in 2019.
Health and social care
Reducing reliance on agency staff: NHS Improvement proposals on admin, estates and off-framework agency staff
28/02/19
NHS Improvement have launched a consultation on the proposals about the use of off-framework agency workers to fill non-clinical and unregistered clinical shifts and the use of admin and estates agency workers.
Health and social care
No Extension of Legal Aid for Inquests
26/02/19
The government has issued a final report following its long-anticipated review of legal aid for inquests.
Health and social care
Another healthcare contract suspension is maintained: Central Surrey Health v NHS Surrey Downs CCG
22/02/19
The Technology and Construction Court has maintained the suspension of adult health and social services contract, thereby preventing a commissioner from entering into a contract with its preferred bidder.
GPs
Health and social care
GP Partnership Review – Final Report: Overview of the Primary Care Network Recommendation
20/02/19
Capsticks' examines the seven core recommendations from the GP Partnership Review. This edition looks as Recommendation 5, which outlines how Primary Care Networks should be established and operate.
Care Homes
Health and social care
Top Social Care insights - February 2019
19/02/19
Read our roundup of the top insights from across the social care sector.
GPs
Health and social care
Ockham Healthcare Podcast: The practical implications of establishing Primary Care Networks
18/02/19
Neha Shah featured on 'The General Practice Podcast,' where she discussed some of the legal, financial and governance issues facing general practice as it begins to establish Primary Care Networks.
Housing
Housing case law - February 2019 update
13/02/19
Our latest monthly roundup of must read #ukhousing case law.