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Care home briefing 171 - Criminal liability for healthcare providers accepting informal payment arrangements for care?

United Kingdom - October 13 2017 Providers of adult social care are often presented with the practical problem of how to support family members of service users to arrange payment for…

Supreme Court extends the reach of patient duty of care to reception staff

United Kingdom - October 15 2018 On Wednesday 10 October 2018, the Supreme Court unanimously allowed an appeal brought by a patient claiming damages based on false information…

How to challenge a coroner’s ruling on the prevention of future deaths

United Kingdom - November 27 2017 Healthcare providers which have been involved in an inquest will be only too familiar with the provisions of Paragraph 7(1) of Schedule 5 to the…

CQC prosecution of Southern Health NHS Trust

United Kingdom - October 19 2017 On 12 October 2017 at Basingstoke Magistrates Court District, Judge Loraine Morgan sentenced Southern Health NHS Trust in relation to a CQC…

Divisional Court rules on evidential standard for Coroners in suicide cases

United Kingdom - August 6 2018 In an unexpected judgment last week, the Divisional Court fundamentally changed the landscape of the law relating to conclusions of suicide in…