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The Francis Report: Briefing 1 - key recommendations and early response
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • 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


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


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


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


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


Reporting the death of a person subject to the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DOLs)
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 16 2011

There is no statutory requirement for the Registrar of Births and Deaths to refer the deaths of those who are subject to a DOLs authorisation to the coroner


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”


Memorandum of Occupation
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 15 2013

As I April rapidly approaches not all CCGs yet have a clear idea of what will be put in place to regulate their use of NHS Property Services (NHS PS


The NHS duty to prevent suicide - the decision of the Supreme Court to extend the duty to informal patients
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 10 2012

In an extension of human rights law, the Supreme Court has made it clear that all psychiatric patients admitted into a mental health unit and at risk of suicide should be given the same level of protection irrespective of their status under the Mental Health Act


Window safety back on the agenda
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 8 2013

An NHS foundation trust was fined £66,000 and ordered to pay £43,000 costs last month for breaching Section 3(1) Health and Safety at Work etc Act