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health law newsletter – January 2015

16 January 2015

With so much media attention this month around the number of beds ‘blocked’ by elderly patients, our leading article by Ben Troke looks at ways to ‘clear the system’.

It’s a bumber issue with articles covering a wide range of current topics including an update on the next steps towards primary care co-commissioning, Duty of Candour, DoLS and Coroners, the fit and proper persons test, opportunity for private providers to take advantage of NHS surplus land and so much more…

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Legal updates

Interview with Edge Health: challenges and opportunities in these unprecedented times

Joel Nixon, a Senior Associate in our Commercial Health team, speaks with George Batchelor, co-founder of sector specialist data analytics business, Edge Health.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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