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Mental capacity and deprivation of liberty case law update - September 2018

In this video Ben Troke looks at some of the most recent leading cases in relation to the Mental Capacity Act and Deprivation of Liberty, including in particular the Supreme Court’s landmark decision on the involvement of the courts in end of life treatment decisions in 'Re Y.'

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Legal update

11 September 2018 The new model constitution for clinical commissioning groups

On 7 September, NHS England published a new model constitution for CCGs, together with FAQs and supporting notes. This is the first time that the model has been revised and updated since it was introduced in 2012, when CCGs were established.

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10 September 2018 Learning from suicide related claims: a thematic review of NHS Resolution data

Mental health is often categorised as a ‘Cinderella’ service and there is no doubt that there is a growing awareness of the need to improve care and services in this area.

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Legal update

20 August 2018 Consultation open on draft Integrated Care Provider (ICP) contract

Following the two related judicial reviews, NHS England has started its consultation on the proposed Integrated Care Provider (ICP) contract.

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10 August 2018 Appeal to Supreme Court launched on payment for ‘sleep-in’ shifts

Unison have confirmed that it would be appealing the Court of Appeal’s ruling that workers are not entitled to be paid for time when they are asleep at work- so called 'sleep-in shifts'.

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31 July 2018 Is blockchain the answer to the health data security issues?

Such has been the rapid development of health tech innovations and gadgets over the last few years that we now produce an estimated 750 quadrillion bytes of health data worldwide every day.

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Legal update

30 July 2018 Withdrawing life support – when is the court required?

Albeit in very sad individual circumstances, today’s judgment by the Supreme Court on An NHS Trust v Y [2018] UKSC 46 is hopefully one of the rare occasions when courts have an opportunity to bring relief for professionals and families alike.

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30 July 2018 Probably suicide? The standard of proof for returning suicide conclusions in inquests

The inquest touching upon the death of James Maughan heard that he was found hanging in his prison cell, with a ligature made from bedsheets around his neck.

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