Claims for psychiatric injury in the workplace
We are seeing a growing number of claims for psychiatric injury arising from healthcare employees who are overworked and under supported, and those claiming that they have been bullied or harassed in the workplace.
New CHC framework - the changes and implications
The Department of Health and Social Care has amended the National Framework for NHS Continuing Healthcare and NHS Funded Nursing Care and issued a new version of the framework in March 2018.
Spotlight on The Social Housing Green Paper
It's out! Finally, after weeks of waiting, the Social Housing Green Paper has been released today. Our housing experts have been busy analysing the paper and set out the below summary of what you need to know.
Why do I need a partnership deed?
To welcome Puja to the firm we asked her to address some of the most common questions we receive on this topic from GPs and Practice Managers.
GDPR – an essential guide for claims handlers
GDPR is an evolution of the earlier law set out in the Data Protection Act 1998 and many of the principles are similar. However, individuals have enhanced rights, and there are some more onerous obligations on organisations to demonstrate compliance.
Care homes – Employment law quarterly update
Capsticks’ team of employment specialists are delighted to provide you with the first of our quarterly employment law updates which includes recent cases and laws relevant to the sector.
Ombudsman offers practical advice on contracts for social care providers
Health and social care
Following a rise in complaints from self-funders about Funded Nursing Care (FNC), the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman have recently published guidance for social care providers to help them provide clear cost information to service users.
New CQC inspection framework explained
Health and social care
In connection with HEFMA, Partner, Ian Cooper has written an insight outlining 10 things you need to know about the CQC’s new inspection framework.
Gig-Economy workers' rights update
The Government published “the Good Work Plan”, its response to “Good Work”, the review into modern working practices which was led by Matthew Taylor in late 2017.
How do you send your sensitive information?
Greater Manchester Police has been fined £150,000 after 3 DVDs containing footage of interviews with victims of serious violent crime failed to reach their intended recipient, the National Crime Agency.
Out with the old and in with the new
The old consent regime to dispose of social housing dwellings and land has today been replaced with the duty to notify the HCA of any Relevant Disposals after the event.