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health law newsletter - October 2014

30 October 2014

October 2014 has proved to be a significant month for all of us involved in the health and social care sector, so this issue is a bumper production.

Our lead article is an overview of the NHS Five Year Forward View by Oliver Pritchard.

Further insights are:

  • the Court of Protection round-up…damned if you do….damned if you don’t – Ben Troke and Emmett Maginn
  • struggling CCGs could be subject to a new special measures regime– Leanne Wareham
  • new guidance on shared parental leave – Susie Orton
  • extension to s.251 exemption – Ros Foster and Emily Godson
  • collaborative working – Nicky Collins
  • calculating pension loss in employment tribunals – Helen Badger
  • fraud in the NHS – Paul Wainwright
  • the Data Protection Act 1998 – damages – a new frontier – Ros Foster
  • property considerations for GPs – Victoria McIntyre

focus on...

Managing the Mental Health Act during the Covid-19 Pandemic

Following concerns being raised nationally about the impact of the pandemic on certain aspects of assessing and treating patients detained under the Mental Health Act 1983, “Legal guidance for mental health, learning disability and autism, and specialised commissioning services supporting people of all ages during the coronavirus pandemic” was published on 19 May 2020.


Legal updates

Systemic failure or medical negligence?

Lord Burnett handed down Judgement at the RCJ on 10 June 2020 of the following case which is the latest in a line of authorities to explore the engagement of Article 2 at Inquests concerning medical care/treatment, reaffirming the point that such cases will not ordinarily trigger the need for an Article 2 inquest.


Practical advice on resetting your ICS

Topics covered are a view from an ICS Chair on reset, initial lessons to consider, a new way to govern, models to work collaboratively and a Q&A.


Legal updates

High Court denies relief from sanctions

In Magee v Willmott Browne Jacobson successfully appealed on behalf of the Defendant a lower court decision to allow the Claimant relief from sanctions to rely upon expert evidence served after the deadline had passed for exchange and not to strike out part of the Claimant’s case which was unsupported by the Claimant’s breach expert and where no case on causation had been pleaded.


The content on this page is provided for the purposes of general interest and information. It contains only brief summaries of aspects of the subject matter and does not provide comprehensive statements of the law. It does not constitute legal advice and does not provide a substitute for it.

Simon Tait

Simon Tait

Partner and head of Health Advisory and Litigation

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