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17 May 2018 The future of NHS patient safety investigations – consultation closes 12 June 2018

The way in which the NHS investigates when things go wrong in order to identify learning and prevent future harm is very much in the spotlight with a number of high profile reports and reviews identifying significant weaknesses in the current system.

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Mental Capacity and Deprivation of Liberty case law update webinar - May 2018

Ben Troke looks at covert medication, Deprivation of Liberty (DoL) in hospitals, parents' rights, DoL in the community, the new CHC framework, a brief update on the Law Commission proposals, as well as some discussion around recent headlines.

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Legal update

High Court endorsement for Trust’s monitoring of junior doctors and the taking of natural breaks

The High Court has today handed down Judgment in a test case where the Claimant Dr Hallett, supported by the BMA, brought proceedings against Derby Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

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Legal update

Rise in closure of GP practices

Over the last year it has become more apparent from news articles in the online press and from other journals and publications that there is a large increase in the number of GP surgeries closing down across the UK.

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Legal update

NHS subsidiaries - greater oversight

From 1 April 2018, NHS-controlled providers (providers that are required to hold a provider licence and are ultimately 'controlled' by one or more NHS trusts and/or foundation trusts) will be subject to greater oversight, similar to that applicable to NHS trusts and foundation trusts.

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16 March 2018 NHS Resolution win saves NHS £270,000 upfront legal costs

In a unanimous decision, the Court of Appeal has today reversed the decision of Foskett J in three ‘bulk conversion’ CFA test cases.

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Legal update

LiPS service? or real reform, soon…?

The Government has promised to implement, virtually in full, the Law Commission proposals for reform of the law on deprivation of liberty and the Mental Capacity Act. But when will it happen?

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National Minimum Wage back pay for sleep-ins: latest on appeal

Last year, an Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) decision led to many workers becoming entitled to National Minimum Wage (NMW) for the whole of their shifts, including time spent asleep. This led to the government creating the Social Care Compliance Scheme (SSCS) and commissioning research into the impact of the liabilities for NMW on the social care sector.

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