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JCT 05: where did nominated sub-contractors go?
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • 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”


Remembering what’s not written: implied terms
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • June 6 2013

When interpreting a contract, it's not just the express terms of the contract that are important. Careful consideration should also be given to


Ambulance Trust found negligent
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • August 7 2012

The recent case of Taaffe v East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust (2012) is worth noting


Candour - what is a notifiable patient safety incident?
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 4 2015

The Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activity) Regulations 2014 introduces the statutory duty of candour. While the terms used in those


Court clarifies when handcuffs should be used on prisoners or detained persons when in hospital
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • August 7 2012

The case of FGP v Serco (2012) EWHC 1804 (Admin) concerned the judicial review of Serco’s decision to use restraints on an individual during visits to Hillingdon Hospital


A CCG-owned CSU is an option according to NHS England
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • September 6 2013

NHS England may allow CCGs to take over their CSUs according to the Health Service Journal (HSJ). If this proposal goes ahead it would mean CSUs


Solving the bed blocking crisis a different approach?
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 15 2011

Options to solve so-called "bed-blocking" are in the headlines again, following an apparent decision by NHS Sefton to begin using anti-trespass laws to evict patients taking up beds inappropriate for their needs and which are desperately needed by others


Overturning dismissals in internal appeal hearings
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • 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


Does an employer's duty to make reasonable adjustments extend to an abled bodied employee who is associated with a disabled person?
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • August 19 2014

The Court of Appeal has given judgment in the case of Hainsworth v Ministry of Defence . While not an NHS specific case, it provides helpful


Withholding redundancy payments and unreasonable refusals of suitable alternative employment
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 8 2013

In the case of Readman v Devon PCT, Mrs Readman worked for the respondent PCT from 1985 to 2008 in community based nursing. She was ultimately