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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Trust has highlighted that the current cap on contractual claims that can be awarded in the Employment Tribunals is outdated and capable of producing real injustice.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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3 January 2019 NICE publishes draft guidance on the procurement of Digital Health Technologies (DHT)

NICE publishes draft guidance on the procurement of Digital Health Technologies (DHT).

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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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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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