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15 September 2021 Hospitals as ‘placements’ for looked after children under the age of 16

With effect from Thursday 9 September 2021 the amendments contained within the Care Planning, Placement and Case Review (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2021 (SI 2021/161) (‘the Regulations’) come into effect which introduces regulation 27A.

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8 September 2021 Changes to flexible working in the NHS and "childcare disparity"

On 13 September 2021 the previously announced changes to section 33 of the NHS Terms and Conditions of Service Handbook come into effect, giving increased rights to request flexible working to all staff covered by those terms within England and Wales.

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16 August 2021 The meaning of “Correspondence” under MHPS

The High Court case of Burn v Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust [2021] EWHC 1674 has considered the scope of the disclosure requirements under the Maintaining High Professional Standards (MHPS) framework and provides some useful guidance for those tasked with carrying out case investigations.

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27 July 2021 Shared Insights: the future of interaction between health and social care

This session discussed the future of interaction between NHS Trusts and local government amidst a drive for better integrated care.

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19 July 2021 Lifting of restrictions – health and care sectors

The Government has announced the lifting of many restrictions from 19 July 2021 including the cessation of the need for social distancing, the removal of the legal requirement for face masks, and the end of required homeworking have been widely publicised.

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14 July 2021 Shared Insights: Learning from operating theatre claims and the challenges of service recovery post-pandemic

In this Shared Insights session, we discussed how prior to the pandemic, looking at the themes and learning arising from Operating Theatre claims between 2010 and 2020 and about the challenges faced by NHS Trusts as they seek to restore surgical and other services post-pandemic.

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30 June 2021 Guidance on Public Sector Exit Payments: use of Special Severance Payments

What the new Public Sector Exit Payments guidance means for NHS organisations.

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29 June 2021 Shared Insights: Safeguarding forum - chronic eating disorders

In this Shared Insights session we listen to unique perspective and learning outcomes from dealing with eating disorder patients.

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28 June 2021 Compulsory Covid-19 vaccinations for care home workers

Following consultation issued in April 2021, the Government has announced its decision to press ahead with compulsory Covid-19 vaccinations for those working within CQC-regulated care homes.

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22 June 2021 Shared Insights: Inquests: recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic

In this Shared Insights session we discussed how different Coroners are approaching recovery from the pandemic.

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