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Provision of healthcare: non-delegable duty of care

United Kingdom - October 30 2013 Supreme Court allows appeal against Court of Appeal decision that state run school did not owe a non-delegable duty of care to pupil injured during a…

Health and social care: strengthening corporate accountability

United Kingdom - September 27 2013 The Department of Health's consultation, which closed on 6 September 2013, includes a number of proposals including a new "fit and proper person…

Indemnity arrangements for healthcare professionals: long overdue

European Union, United Kingdom - July 26 2013 The Department of Health's consultation on the implementation of the Health Care and Associated Professions (Indemnity Arrangements) Order 2013 (the…

No-fault compensation scheme for Scotland

United Kingdom - February 22 2013 The Scottish Government has consulted on a no-fault compensation scheme for injuries resulting from clinical treatment. We consider the proposals and…

Successful defence of claim: all reasonable care applied

United Kingdom - January 28 2013 This case illustrates the difficulty of a claimant pursuing a clinical negligence claim based upon the maxim res ipsa loquitur. The claimant is…