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European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) supports the ruling in Rabone

  • Mills & Reeve LLP
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  • European Union, United Kingdom
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  • July 11 2012

In the case of Reynolds v The UK, Mrs Reynolds appealed a decision of the county court that she was not entitled to damages following the death of her son

Pharmacists will be able to supply medicines prescribed by EU doctors

  • Mills & Reeve LLP
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  • European Union, United Kingdom
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  • August 13 2008

By virtue of the Medicines for Human Use (Prescribing by EEA practitioners) Regulations 2008, which come into force on 3 November 2008, pharmacists will be able to sell or supply medicines prescribed by doctors or dentists in EEA states (other than the UK) and Switzerland, subject to certain exceptions

Patient matters supply of medicines - NHS permitted under EU law to incentivise money-saving prescribing practices

  • Mills & Reeve LLP
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  • European Union, United Kingdom
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  • June 14 2010

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled in April in Association of the British pharmaceutical industry (ABPI) v Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) case C-6209) that an incentive scheme operated by certain NHS bodies in England and Wales in a bid to reduce costs relating to prescription medicines did not breach European Union (EU) law

Patient matters children - ECHR ruling on removal of child from parents in suspected abuse case

  • Mills & Reeve LLP
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  • European Union, United Kingdom
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  • June 14 2010

The case of M.A.K. and R.K. v the United Kingdom related to incidents from 1997-98

Cosmetic interventions and regulation

  • Mills & Reeve LLP
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  • European Union, United Kingdom
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  • January 20 2014

While group litigation concerning the issues around PIP implants continues, there were developments last month in the ongoing discussions around the

Court holds that deprivation of liberty safeguards (DOLS) are complaint with Article 5 of the European Convention on Human Rights

  • Mills & Reeve LLP
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  • European Union, United Kingdom
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  • August 5 2010

The Court of Appeal has recently handed down an important deprivation of liberty (DOLS) decision which represents the first confirmation from the Court that the DOLS regime has, to use the words of the court, "plugged" the Bournewood gap in a lawful manner

End to competence tests for EU nurses

  • Mills & Reeve LLP
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  • European Union, United Kingdom
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  • September 7 2010

The constraints placed on the UK by EU law in relation to the employment of EU nationals, can be demonstrated by the recent decision of the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) to agree to the end of competency tests for workers from the European Union (EU) after being told it could be sued by the European Commission for breaching EU law on "the freedom of movement" for workers

Department of Health to take action on language testing for European Economic Area doctors

  • Mills & Reeve LLP
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  • European Union, United Kingdom
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  • September 7 2010

The Government has published its Response to the House of Commons Health Committee report into the use of overseas doctors in providing out of hours services, (the response) which was commissioned following the death of David Gray, a patient of Dr Ubani from Germany who was working as an out of hours doctor, despite having previously failed a language test to work in this country

Directive on cross-border healthcare adapted by Europe

  • Mills & Reeve LLP
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  • European Union, United Kingdom
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  • April 14 2011

The European Parliament and Council of Ministers have formally adopted the directive on patients' rights in cross-border healthcare following a number of European Court decisions over the past 10 years including the Watts case

General Medical Council (GMC) tells European Commission language competency should be a pre requisite to registration for doctors

  • Mills & Reeve LLP
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  • European Union, United Kingdom
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  • April 14 2011

In its formal response to the European Commission's Public Consultation on the Recognition of Professional Qualification Directive, the GMC stresses the need for more information about the nature and content of medical training and skills knowledge and competencies required of trained doctors in other member states to enable it to be assured of the quality of education outside of the UK