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Candour - what is a notifiable patient safety incident?

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…

Implications of the Fit and Proper Person Requirement for directors

United Kingdom - January 22 2015 The Fit and Proper Person Requirement (FPPR) for directors of NHS bodies is a direct response to the Francis Report…

Martin Brewer, Stuart Craig, Jog Hundle, Jill Mason, Tim Winn.

Preparing for the duty of candour

United Kingdom - July 31 2014 A statutory duty of candour will be introduced in October 2014. It will place a formal requirement on providers of health or social care to be open…

Jill Mason.

Legal Aid for families during the inquest process

United Kingdom - April 14 2014 You may well have heard about the controversial and wide ranging cuts to Legal Aid, brought into effect on 1 April 2013. You may be wondering what…

Jill Mason.

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?

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…

Philip Grey, Jill Mason, Katrina McCrory, Jane Williams.