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Cosmetic interventions and regulation
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • January 20 2014

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


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


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


European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) supports the ruling in Rabone
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • 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


New procurement directives come into force
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • April 17 2014

New EU procurement directives come into force today, 17 April 2014. The UK government now has two years to implement the new rules into national law


Directive on cross-border healthcare adapted by Europe
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • 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
  • United Kingdom, European Union
  • 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


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


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


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