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5 November 2019 Clarification in Psychiatric Secondary Victim Claims: Proximity in “Omission” Cases

Charles Bagot QC and Browne Jacobson LLP, instructed by NHS Resolution on behalf of The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust, secured the strike out of two secondary victim claims.

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24 October 2019 The Medical Practitioners Assurance Framework: key changes for private providers

The publication of the Medical Practitioners Assurance Framework (“the MPAF”), introduces a strengthened clinical governance framework and a more standardised approach to practising privileges.

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17 October 2019 EIDO healthcare consent review

Browne Jacobson are pleased to have worked in association with Eido to contribute to the Eido third edition Annual Consent Review including Supreme Court ruling in Montgomery, examine notable recent cases and discuss key learnings.

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14 October 2019 First steps on the road to a new NHS bill

The Government announced in its Queen Speech its intention to bring forward measures to support and strengthen the NHS and that new laws will be taken forward to help implement the Long Term Plan.

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9 October 2019 The future of procurement law: impact of Brexit on the health sector

One key legislative area for the health sector which is always topical and provokes debate even without the added complication of the Brexit question is procurement law. Add in the issue of Brexit and the debate intensifies and possible outcomes multiply.

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9 October 2019 How public bodies should maker fair decisions during Brexit and beyond

As we continue through some turbulent political waters, many public bodies seek advice and support on ensuring the decisions they make comply with the expectations of the law. The general public is not only better informed on how to challenge, but also more prepared to challenge decisions which they simply think are wrong.

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9 October 2019 Failure to cooperate with an inquest

The recent case involving Duncan Lawrence a clinical lead at Lancaster Lodge, a therapeutic community in South West London, highlights the importance of engaging with coroners and preparing well for any inquest.

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8 October 2019 Brexit – Workforce Implications within the Health Sector

The Health sector already has challenges with staffing shortages, with leading think tanks predicting that over the next five years, nurse and GP shortages will double and nearly treble respectively, without radical action being taken.

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8 October 2019 Consumer law in acquiring elderly care businesses post-Brexit

In November 2018, the UK’s Competition Markets Authority (CMA) issued guidance around consumer law specifically concerning care home providers for elderly people over the age of 65.

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8 October 2019 Amending a contract? Have you lost your right to terminate?

It is important that organisations who try to amend their contracts tread carefully as the recent case of NHS Commissioning Board v Vasant (t/a MK Vasant and Associates) [2019] EWCA Civ 1245 demonstrates the difficulties that they can face.

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