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5 October 2018 Injunction granted to doctor on restricted duties

The High Court has granted an injunction to a doctor on restricted duties, requiring the defendant NHS Trust to lift the restriction and allow him to return to full time work.

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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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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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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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16 July 2018 Treatment of mixed personal data

The Court of Appeal has recently considered the interaction between third party rights and subject access requests (SAR) in a case which offers helpful guidance for data controllers on how to deal with mixed personal data.

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13 July 2018 Care-workers 'sleeping-in' no longer due National Minimum Wage

The Court of Appeal have today confirmed that where care workers are required to 'sleep-in', the only time that counts for National Minimum Wage purposes is time when the worker is required to be awake for the purposes of working.

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19 June 2018 Doctors and nurses excluded from Tier 2 skilled workers annual cap

In 2011 Theresa May as Home Secretary introduced a cap on skilled workers. The cap operated on an annual quota of 20,700, with a fixed number of spaces available each month for non-European Economic Area nationals sponsored under the Tier 2 (General) Visa.

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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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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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