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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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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 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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2 March 2020 NHS X tables a new NHS Digital Health Technology Standard – your opportunity to have your voice heard!

The importance of Health Tech to the future delivery of our healthcare services continues to grow. In recognition of the some of the barriers the NHS and tech developers face in getting digital health apps and tools assessed and into use NHS X is developing a new NHS Digital Health Technology Standard which it is currently seeking views from stakeholders on.

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13 December 2019 Election outcome - Conservative NHS plans?

The NHS was one of the most prominent aspects of the election campaigns and, on the basis of the Tory manifesto, we can now plan.

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26 September 2019 Maternity matters - learning lessons from early notification

NHS Resolution has released a report on the first year of the innovative Early Notification (EN) Scheme. The Early Notification scheme progress report: collaboration and improved experience for families draws together key themes and recommendations from an analysis of cases from the first year of the scheme (2017/2018).

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23 September 2019 Time to increase the £25,000 cap on contractual claims in the Employment Tribunal?

The recent case of Ugradar v Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust has highlighted that the current cap on contractual claims that can be awarded in the Employment Tribunals is outdated and capable of producing real injustice.

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21 June 2019 Sussex Partnership NHS Trust fined £200,000 – A warning for providers and investors

Sussex Partnership NHS Trust was sentenced on 14 June 2019 for failing to provide safe care and treatment to a 19 year old inmate being cared for on the hospital wing of Lewes Prison, Jamie Osborne.

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14 May 2019 Maughan judgment: Court of Appeal confirms that the civil standard of proof applies to suicide conclusions for inquests

On 10 May 2019 The Court of Appeal handed down judgment in R (Maughan) v HM Senior Coroner for Oxfordshire.

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