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An update on PIP implants
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • European Union, France, United Kingdom
  • April 24 2014

In 1997, French company Poly Implant Prothèse (PIP) gained CE mark approval to produce breast implants using medical grade silicone. CE marking is


Challenge to seclusion policy on the basis of human rights
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • September 17 2012

Following an unsuccessful application to the House of Lords, Colonel Munjaz (a patient detained under the Mental Health Act 1983) challenged the legality of Ashworth Hospital’s seclusion policy on the grounds that it violated his human rights as set out in the European Convention on Human Rights


Clinical trials - greater transparency and uniformity across Europe
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • August 11 2014

The trend in clinical research is increasingly global. This means that, as well as multi-country trials becoming more common, there is competition


Patient matters supply of medicines - NHS permitted under EU law to incentivise money-saving prescribing practices
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • 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
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • June 14 2010

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


End to competence tests for EU nurses
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom, European Union
  • 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
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • 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


HL committee publishes report on mobility of healthcare professionals in the EU
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • 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


Change in the law a bar to ovarian tissue replacement?
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • 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
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • 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