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NHS & the Berwick review: shaping the duty of candour
  • Kingsley Napley
  • United Kingdom
  • August 14 2013

Following the publication of Professor Don Berwick's review of the Mid Staffordshire tragedy, the headlines have focussed on the creation of a

Reconfiguring services: when must NHS bodies consult the public? How do they go about doing it? And how can they protect themselves from legal challenge?
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • October 22 2013

The law requires commissioners (and providers) to involve the public when making changes to the provision of NHS healthcare. NHS bodies discharge

Social care obligations to travellers
  • Thirty Nine Essex Street
  • United Kingdom
  • February 27 2014

Much of the community care legislation is premised on the assumption that service users live fairly sedentary lives. The legislation was not drafted

Regulation of Health and Social Care Professions Etc. Bill
  • Kingsley Napley
  • United Kingdom
  • April 10 2014

In introducing the Regulation of Health and Social Care Professions Etc. Bill(the Bill) the Law Commission, Scottish Law Commission and Northern

Universities abroad experiment with no-fee licensing to drive biotech partnerships
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • Canada, European Union, United Kingdom, USA, Australia
  • May 16 2013

Universities in Australia, Canada, Europe, and the United Kingdom have reportedly embraced a 2010 Glasgow University initiative under which companies

Health legal update: light at the end of the tunnel?
  • Eversheds
  • United Kingdom
  • February 28 2013

Ever since the publication of the Dilnot Commission proposals on the funding of adult social care, the Government has been under sustained pressure

Draft Local Authorities (Public Health Functions and Entry to Premises by Local Healthwatch Representatives) Regulations 2012 published
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • January 4 2013

Draft regulations are to be laid before Parliament, setting out the steps to be taken by local authorities in exercising the public health functions of

Freedom of information: access denied by ministerial veto
  • RPC
  • United Kingdom
  • February 4 2014

Not since September 2012 when the Attorney General exercised powers under section 53(2) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA) blocking the

Financial Institutions E-briefing: Personal Injury Bulletin: Costs and procedure - Patterson v Ministry of Defence
  • Eversheds
  • United Kingdom
  • November 19 2012

The issue in this case is whether non-freezing cold injury (NFCI) was to be defined as a disease or as an injury when considering success fees and the CPR 45

Care providers successfully challenge council’s fee rate decision
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • January 5 2012

In another case concerning fees for care home placements, a local authority has had its decision on its standard rate for placement declared unlawful