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Health legal update - September 2014

  • Mills & Reeve LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • September 15 2014

Mergers between NHS foundation trusts, or between NHS foundation trusts and another business (NHS mergers), are subject to merger control reviews by

Audit report critical of funding allocations to local commissioners

  • Mills & Reeve LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • September 15 2014

A National Audit Office (NAO) report, Funding healthcare: Making allocations to local areas looks at how the Department of Health (DH) and NHS

Fitness to practise panel entitled to specify matters to be considered at review hearing

  • Mills & Reeve LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • October 13 2011

In the recent case of Levy v General Medical Council, Dr Levy, a forensic psychiatrist within high security prisons and hospitals, received a police caution for making a false representation under the Fraud Act 2006 (presenting a fraudulent car insurance certificate to police officers) and was subsequently convicted of driving without insurance

Transition information governance guidance introduced for NHS bodies

  • Mills & Reeve LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • January 3 2012

The National Information Governance Board (NIGB) has introduced guidance regarding information governance for healthcare bodies, following discussions about the Health and Social Care Bill

JCT 05: where did nominated sub-contractors go?

  • Mills & Reeve LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • October 10 2008

NHS bodies in their role as client for construction projects sometimes require a contractor to employ a sub-contractor of the client’s choice (known as a “nominated sub-contractor”

Overturning dismissals in internal appeal hearings

  • Mills & Reeve LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • February 4 2013

In the case of Piper v Maidstone & Tunbridge NHS Trust, the NHS trust employer dismissed the claimant, who had been employed as a chaplain, for gross

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

The Francis Report: Briefing 1 - key recommendations and early response

  • Mills & Reeve LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • February 15 2013

Each chapter begins with a Key Themes summary and ends with a combination of conclusions, recommendations andor lessons for the future. View a

Caldicott 2 The Information Governance Review: The final chance to get it right?

  • Mills & Reeve LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • May 14 2013

Dame Fiona Caldicott is right when she observes confusion and a lack of clarity when it comes to sharing information - often to the detriment of

Government encourages sharing of patient data to combat riots and disorder

  • Mills & Reeve LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • December 13 2011

On 1 November 2011, ministers published an anti-gang strategy