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16 November 2018 Sleep in shifts - new BEIS guidance on calculating National Minimum Wage

In the Mencap case the Court of Appeal held that care workers undertaking sleep-in shifts are only entitled to the NMW when they are required to actually be awake

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31 October 2018 Health newsletter - October 2018

Welcome to the latest edition of our health newsletter, in which we bring you a round-up of the latest regulations and news affecting your sector.

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Legal update

29 October 2018 Automatic suspension remains in place in procurement challenge over integration contract

On 17 October 2018, the High Court refused to lift the automatic suspension which has precluded NHS Surrey Downs CCG from awarding an Integration Contract to its preferred provider following a legal challenge under the Public Contracts Regulations 2015.

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17 October 2018 Continuing Healthcare – a new Framework, but some same old problems…

Since 1 October 2018, CCGs have been required to adopt a new National Framework for NHS Continuing Healthcare (CHC) and NHS-funded Nursing Care (published on 1 March 2018), replacing the previous 2012 version.

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17 October 2018 Employment: doctors restrictions and exclusions under MHPS

High Court intervenes and grants injunctions in two separate cases involving Cardiologists where the employing Trust in one case had imposed continuing restrictions on practice following an investigation and in the other case, fully excluded a Professor of Cardiac Surgery.

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Legal update

Top tips for addressing allegations against staff in child care proceedings

Clinical professionals will be used to looking out for and making appropriate referrals when they spot signs of child abuse and neglect.

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Legal update

12 October 2018 Assaults on Emergency Workers (Offences) Act 2018

The Assaults on Emergency Workers (Offences) Act 2018 (‘the Act’) received royal ascent on 13 September 2018 and is due to come into force on 13 November 2018.

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12 October 2018 Watch out for the new data protection fees

The Data Protection (Charges and Information) Regulations 2018 requires data controllers to pay a ‘data protection fee’ (unless they are exempt).

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