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The integration white paper: Developing place-based partnerships
17/02/22
The Government published its integration white paper, “Joining up care for people, places and populations” last week. The white paper provides more detail of the expectations for place-based working between the NHS and local government.
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Discharging patients from care: How NHS providers can avoid delays
09/02/22
Delayed discharge continues to be a serious issue for NHS Trusts, particularly in times of COVID-19 where the NHS is facing unprecedented pressures. In this insight, we summarise our top tips for minimising causes of delay and other actions you can take.
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Sending data overseas – new International Data Transfer Agreements and updated guidance on staff working abroad
07/02/22
The Information Commissioner’s Office has finalised new standard clauses (known as the IDTA, or ‘international data transfer agreement’) to support international data flows. Find out how to use the new clauses in our insight.
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Public Sector Equality Duty and disability discrimination in social housing: How can landlords stay compliant when taking legal action?
04/02/22
If you are thinking of taking legal action regarding a tenancy, considering whether you have done all you can to assist the tenant beforehand is vital. We summarise a recent example and explain the practical aspects you need to consider.
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Chief Constable found liable for acts of discrimination by misconduct panels
03/02/22
The Court of Appeal held that the Chief Constable was liable for any disability discrimination by the statutory police misconduct panel that had determined disciplinary allegations against the claimant police officer.
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Medical Malpractice Forward View 2022
03/02/22
In this year’s forward view, we consider issues ranging from fixed recoverable costs in clinical negligence claims, claims resulting from COVID-19 treatment, major inquiries, clinical trials and healthcare technology.
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Safety of medicines and medical devices will come under closer scrutiny
03/02/22
Safety of two medicines (Primodos and Sodium Valproate) and one device (pelvic mesh) was at the heart of the report of the Independent Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Review. Read the latest update on this topic.
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There is likely to be an increase in the number of clinical trials
03/02/22
This year is likely to see a resurgence of non-Covid trials which have been postponed or paused in the last two years, and new trials for Covid treatments and vaccines (e.g. those based on conventional vaccine technology).
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The rollout of technology to support the delivery of care will continue apace, with data security coming into ever sharper focus
03/02/22
The pandemic has seen an acceleration in the use of technology: remote GP consultations, the use of apps for ‘track and trace’ and AI as a diagnostic reporting tool (e.g. in radiology), with legal issues likely to centre on information governance.
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Learning from the Paterson Inquiry: new legislation on regulation, co-operation between regulators and more
03/02/22
The government has published its long-awaited response to the Paterson Inquiry Report. Read the details and what you need to do next in our insight.
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The latest on the Covid-19 Public Inquiry
03/02/22
Read the latest developments regarding the impending Public Inquiry, including what this means for you.
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Procedures and policies, including national policy decisions, will be central to defending Covid-related claims
03/02/22
Delays to non-Covid treatment is the leading type of claim against NHS Trusts to date, followed by Hospital-Acquired Covid (HAC) and failure to treat Covid appropriately.