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11 January 2019 NICE guidance for the procurement of digital health technologies

As part of a collaborative group led by NHS England, The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence published its draft guidance on the procurement of Digital Health Technologies on 10th December 2018.

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8 January 2019 Our analysis of the new NHS Long Term Plan

The NHS Long Term Plan has now been published following several days of snippets being fed to the media on the benefits which the Plan will seek to introduce.

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2 January 2019 Hertfordshire County Council v AB [2018] EWHC 3103 (Fam)

This case considered whether the High Court’s inherent jurisdiction can be used to authorise a deprivation of liberty of a patient with capacity who is subject to a conditional discharge under the Mental Health Act 1983.

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2 January 2019 Welsh Ministers v PJ [2018] UKSC 66

This Supreme Court case considered the interplay between Community Treatment Orders under the Mental Health Act 1983 and deprivation of liberty.

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6 December 2018 Conditional discharge under the MHA and deprivation of liberty

On 28 November 2018 the Supreme Court handed down its judgment in relation to MM (Secretary of State for Justice (Respondent) v MM (Appellant) [2018] UKSC 60).

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31 October 2018 Health newsletter - October 2018

Welcome to the latest edition of our health newsletter, in which we bring you a round-up of the latest regulations and news affecting your sector.

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29 October 2018 Automatic suspension remains in place in procurement challenge over integration contract

On 17 October 2018, the High Court refused to lift the automatic suspension which has precluded NHS Surrey Downs CCG from awarding an Integration Contract to its preferred provider following a legal challenge under the Public Contracts Regulations 2015.

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17 October 2018 Continuing Healthcare – a new Framework, but some same old problems…

Since 1 October 2018, CCGs have been required to adopt a new National Framework for NHS Continuing Healthcare (CHC) and NHS-funded Nursing Care (published on 1 March 2018), replacing the previous 2012 version.

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17 October 2018 Employment: doctors restrictions and exclusions under MHPS

High Court intervenes and grants injunctions in two separate cases involving Cardiologists where the employing Trust in one case had imposed continuing restrictions on practice following an investigation and in the other case, fully excluded a Professor of Cardiac Surgery.

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Top tips for addressing allegations against staff in child care proceedings

Clinical professionals will be used to looking out for and making appropriate referrals when they spot signs of child abuse and neglect.

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