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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

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

HL committee publishes report on mobility of healthcare professionals in the EU

  • Mills & Reeve LLP
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  • European Union, United Kingdom
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  • December 13 2011

In the August edition of the Health Legal Update, we reported that evidence was being heard by the House of Lords Social Policies and Consumer Protection European Union sub-committee on the mobility of healthcare professionals within the EU

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

Change in the law a bar to ovarian tissue replacement?

  • Mills & Reeve LLP
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  • European Union, United Kingdom
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  • March 20 2012

A young woman, Miss Oliver, whose ovarian tissue was removed and cryopreserved before she began chemotherapy for Ewing’s sarcoma as a teenager, has discovered that a change in the law in the intervening period may prevent Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust from replanting the tissue to overcome the fact that she was left infertile by the treatment for cancer

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

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

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