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Nursing & Midwifery Council launches new strategic direction
  • McDowell Purcell
  • United Kingdom, Ireland
  • September 14 2018

On 05 September 2018, the Nursing and Midwifery Council (the “NMC”), the nursing and midwifery regulator for England, Wales, Scotland and Northern


Recent Mental Health Commission Inspection Reports highlight shortcomings in relation to staffing, nutrition, premises and seclusion
  • McDowell Purcell
  • Ireland
  • September 10 2018

On 23 August 2018, the Mental Health Commission (“MHC”) published five inspection reports into Approved Centres around the country which raised


New Data Protection Regulations for Health Research
  • McCann FitzGerald
  • Ireland
  • August 30 2018

New Regulations have been made under the Data Protection Act 2018 that will have a significant impact on the processing of personal data in Ireland


PSI - The Pharmacy Regulator publishes 2017 Annual Report
  • McDowell Purcell
  • Ireland
  • August 22 2018

The Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland (“PSI”) recently published its Annual Report for 2017. The PSI is the statutory body tasked with the regulation


Explicit consent required to use personal data for health research purposes
  • A&L Goodbody
  • European Union, Ireland
  • August 20 2018

New Regulations require organisations to obtain an individual’s explicit consent in advance of processing personal data for health research purposes


New Coroners (Amendment) Bill 2018 Aims to Modernise the Law
  • William Fry
  • Ireland
  • August 17 2018

The Minister for Justice and Equality, Charlie Flanagan, published the Coroners (Amendment) Bill 2018 on 2 August 2018 with the aim of significantly


The Mental Health Commission (“MHC”) and Health Information and Quality Authority (“HIQA”) release new draft standards to address abuse
  • McDowell Purcell
  • Ireland
  • August 17 2018

On 01 August 2018, the MHC and HIQA launched draft national standards for public consultation. The draft standards were introduced to provide a


Reform of Coronial Law: Department of Justice publishes long awaited Coroners (Amendment) Bill 2018
  • McDowell Purcell
  • Ireland
  • August 14 2018

The Minister for Justice and Equality, Charlie Flanagan, last week published the Coroners (Amendment) Bill 2018 (the “Bill”). This Bill seeks to


Doctor successfully appeals UK High Court decision to erase her from the Medical Register: The Bawa-Garba case
  • McDowell Purcell
  • United Kingdom, Ireland
  • August 14 2018

In the much publicised decision in the case of Bawa-Garba (Appellant) v General Medical Council (Respondent) 2018 EWCA Civ 1879, the UK Court of


Hospital has no lawful power to restrain patient against her wishes
  • BEAUCHAMPS
  • Ireland
  • August 14 2018

The Court of Appeal has recently ruled that a hospital had no lawful power to restrain a patient in hospital against his or her wishes