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New EHRC guidance on commissioning of home care

  • Thirty Nine Essex Street
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  • United Kingdom
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  • June 25 2013

In May 2013 the Equality and Human Rights Commission issued new guidance to local authorities on human rights issues in the commissioning of home

Parental consent requirements for biometric data from 1 September 2013

  • Mills & Reeve LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • September 5 2013

A reminder that on 1 September the biometric data provisions of the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 came into effect, introducing requirements for

Corby Group Litigation

  • RPC
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  • United Kingdom
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  • September 10 2009

The High Court’s decision in the Corby Group Litigation has recently made national headlines

Restrictions on private life

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

Just before Christmas, judgment was given in the case of J Council v GU and others. GU suffered from a number of separable mental disorders including

Teenager uses Human Rights Act to sue health authority over vital growth drugs

  • RPC
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  • United Kingdom
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  • May 12 2011

A 15 year old boy, NL, who suffers from phenylketonuria, a rare medical condition which means he cannot eat protein, is to make legal history by becoming the first child to sue his local health authority under article 6 (the right to a fair trial) and article 8 (respect for family life) of the Human Rights Act because of its refusal to fund a drug that will help him consume a normal diet

Community care budget to be announced

  • Thirty Nine Essex Street
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  • United Kingdom
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  • June 25 2013

The Chancellor, George Osborne, will announce the community care budget in his spending review on 26 June 2013. This is expected to include the new

Should legal representation be permitted in disciplinary hearings?

  • Kingsley Napley
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  • United Kingdom
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  • April 28 2011

The extent to which employees enjoy legally enforceable rights on human rights grounds to legal representation in disciplinary hearings remains unclear at the time of writing

FOI - mother refused access to deceased daughter's health records

  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • November 6 2007

The Information Tribunal's recent decision in Mrs P Bluck v Information Commissioner and Epsom and St Helier University NHS Trust (EA20060090) explored the relationship between freedom of information and doctorpatient confidentiality

Changes in the future for safe management and use of controlled drugs

  • Mills & Reeve LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • March 20 2012

The National Prescribing Centre (NPC) has recently published three reports relating to safe management and use of controlled drugs in the ambulance service (including paramedics), prisons and the private sector

Local authorities' payments to care homes

  • DMH Stallard LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • March 27 2012

The care home sector continues to see demand