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3 April 2020 Are commercial surrogacy costs recoverable?

Liability was admitted by the Trust in May 2016 in respect of negligent reporting of cervical smear tests in 2008 and 2012 and cervical biopsies in 2012. By a majority, the Supreme Court has dismissed the Trust’s appeal, allowing the recovery of commercial surrogacy costs.

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30 March 2020 The impact of coronavirus on the management of complaints and serious incident investigations in the NHS

Given the significant challenges and resource implications of the coronavirus on all NHS staff, how should Trusts manage and respond to complaints and Serious Incident Investigations? Do the relevant time limits still apply?

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Legal update

26 March 2020 Employment healthcare update - 26 March 2020

Our employment healthcare team can only imagine the difficulties being faced by our colleagues and friends in the health and care sector currently. You have certainly all been in our thoughts and will remain so as we all face unprecedented personal and professional challenges.

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24 March 2020 Coronavirus – new legislation and guidance relevant to practitioners working with the Mental Health Act and the Mental Capacity Act

We are seeing an unprecedented situation in the Mental Health Act and the Mental Capacity Act, which central Government, the NHS and courts are responding to with speed.

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23 March 2020 Coronavirus bill - information for inquests

The government has now published the Coronavirus Bill, which aims to provide public bodies with sufficient powers to combat the spread of COVID-19.

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23 March 2020 The Exercise of Commissioning Functions by the National Health Commissioning Board (Coronavirus) Directions 2020

See the new The Exercise of Commissioning Functions by the National Health Commissioning Board (Coronavirus) Directions 2020.

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20 March 2020 Coronavirus - Health Legislation Overview

As a leading law firm advising public authorities and government, we are regularly being asked about the legal powers which exist to enable our clients to navigate their organisation and their delivery of services through these difficult times.

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20 March 2020 Using health tech to combat coronavirus

As coronavirus (COVID-19) rapidly spreads throughout the world, the government has implemented The Health Protection (Coronavirus) Regulations 2020. The Secretary of State now has the ability to declare COVID-19 a ‘serious and imminent threat to public health’, in which case drastic powers of detainment will be afforded to contain the virus.

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16 March 2020 The Patient Safety Incident Response Framework – a new era for incident management in the NHS?

On 10 March 2020, NHS England and NHS Improvement published the much awaited introductory Patient Safety Incident Response Framework (PSIRF).

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Legal update

13 March 2020 Negligent diagnosis or a reasonable interpretation? Brady v Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Browne Jacobson, instructed by NHS Resolution, recently represented Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in Brady v Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

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