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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”


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


Construction contracts: damages for delay
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 9 2010

If the provision of a new NHS building is delayed and it is the contractor's fault, the NHS body (as "employer" under the building contract) will want the right to recover the costs of the delay


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


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


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


New Fair Deal in the NHS
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 25 2015

It's been a while since the Government significantly altered its policy on how pensions should be addressed when staff are compulsorily transferred


Care Quality Commission ‘Code of Practice on confidential personal information'
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 16 2011

The Care Quality Commission's (CQC) Code of Practice on confidential personal information establishes principles by which the CQC will obtain, use and dispose of confidential personal information