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Kingsley Napley | United Kingdom | 22 Apr 2020

Remote consultations during COVID-19: a doctor’s judgment as to when a face to face appointment is ‘clinically required’

With the COVID-19 lockdown extended in the UK until at least early-May, primary care practitioners and consultants, who have been increasingly turning…
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Kingsley Napley | United Kingdom | 7 Apr 2020

Coronavirus Act: updated considerations for healthcare professionals

In our previous blog, we discussed the introduction of the Coronavirus Act and how the emergency legislation impacts healthcare professionals…
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Kingsley Napley | United Kingdom | 7 Aug 2019

Regulatory proceedings: no longer least said, soonest mended

The Divisional Court (the Court), consisting of Lord Justice Hickinbottom and Mr Justice Butcher, considered the poignant topic of whether a fitness…
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Clyde & Co LLP | United Kingdom | 19 Jun 2019

Regulators reflect on reflections

Ever since the case of Bawa-Garba doctors have been concerned that their personal reflective notes will be used as evidence against them by their…
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Dechert LLP | United Kingdom | 23 May 2019

Data Subject Access Requests in the UK Latest High Court Guidance - Recipients and Sources of Information

A recent High Court decision concerning compliance with a data subject access request considered the basis upon which an individual can require the…
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Addleshaw Goddard LLP | United Kingdom | 1 May 2019

Court of Appeal provides guidance on handling disciplinary proceedings where there is an ongoing criminal or regulatory investigation

The Court of Appeal has held that employers do not have to postpone Disciplinary proceedings to wait for the outcome of criminal or regulatory…
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Kingsley Napley | United Kingdom | 12 Feb 2019

The MPTS considers professional boundaries after GP has a child with a former patient

Professional boundaries are an important aspect of clinical care. Registered healthcare practitioners must be able to practice within legal and…
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RadcliffesLeBrasseur | United Kingdom | 8 Feb 2019

A qualified success for the GMC in appeal against MPT decision

In the latest GMC appeal, against the determination of its own Tribunal service, the High Court felt unable ‘to conclude that the Tribunal was…
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Kingsley Napley | European Union, United Kingdom | 4 Feb 2019

Press Round-Up: Regulatory and Professional Discipline December 2018 - January 2019

The GMC has written to MP Sarah Wollaston regarding the recent review of their right to appeal. Whilst it has been noted that it has been recommended…
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RadcliffesLeBrasseur | United Kingdom | 28 Jan 2019

Allegations of dishonesty require context based assessment

The threshold for raising allegations of dishonesty in fitness to practise proceedings is low. In many cases it is not terribly difficult to construct…
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