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11 January 2019 NICE guidance for the procurement of digital health technologies

As part of a collaborative group led by NHS England, The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence published its draft guidance on the procurement of Digital Health Technologies on 10th December 2018.

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8 January 2019 Our analysis of the new NHS Long Term Plan

The NHS Long Term Plan has now been published following several days of snippets being fed to the media on the benefits which the Plan will seek to introduce.

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3 January 2019 NICE publishes draft guidance on the procurement of Digital Health Technologies (DHT)

NICE publishes draft guidance on the procurement of Digital Health Technologies (DHT).

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2 January 2019 Hertfordshire County Council v AB [2018] EWHC 3103 (Fam)

This case considered whether the High Court’s inherent jurisdiction can be used to authorise a deprivation of liberty of a patient with capacity who is subject to a conditional discharge under the Mental Health Act 1983.

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2 January 2019 Welsh Ministers v PJ [2018] UKSC 66

This Supreme Court case considered the interplay between Community Treatment Orders under the Mental Health Act 1983 and deprivation of liberty.

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Hear from Rebecca Fitzpatrick on the Supreme Court decision on the case of MM

With the Supreme Court announcing their decision on the case of MM, Rebecca highlights how neither the mental health Tribunal nor the Secretary of State for Justice have the power to give a patient a conditional discharge under the Mental Health Act where those conditions amount to a deprivation of liberty.

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Hear from Carl May-Smith providing a CQC and health & care regulatory update

In this webinar, Carl discusses four main topics, minimum wage for sleep-in shifts, recent learning disability and autism CQC registration appeals, the latest on CQC enforcement and CMA advice on care home fees, terms and conditions.

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Legal update

6 December 2018 Conditional discharge under the MHA and deprivation of liberty

On 28 November 2018 the Supreme Court handed down its judgment in relation to MM (Secretary of State for Justice (Respondent) v MM (Appellant) [2018] UKSC 60).

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Consent for clinicians

In this video, Kelly Buckley and Lucy Erskine provide an insight into the current legal position and offer practical tips to ensure that clinicians are having the genuine dialogue needed with patients about relevant treatment options and risks to enable valid consent to be obtained.

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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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