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March 2015 - health law newsletter

1 April 2015

Health Newsletter March 2015

This bumper issue covers;

  • a useful note on purdah
  • Andrew Hopkin and Ben Troke sum up the implications of The Care Act 2014 which comes in to force this week
  • Nicky Collins looks at new models of care in the light of the announcement of 29 “vanguard” sites that have been chosen to implement some of the Five Year Forward View proposals
  • Emily Godson looks at the technical guidance supporting the NHS Standard contract 2015/16 in relation to personal health budgets
  • Jonathan Hayden summaries new guidance from Monitor on commissioning community services.
  • On the property front, Stewart Gregory looks further into the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement announcing £1bn being invested into new primary care facilities and how that promise is being translated on the ground
  • employment lawyer, Sarah Hooton covers Sir Robert Francis’ freedom to speak up review
  • Ben Troke looks at the Department of Health’s consultation for people with learning disabilities, autism and mental health conditions; the closing date for responses is 29 May 2015
  • On the litigation side, Damian Whitlam looks at the implications of Montgomery v Lanarkshire Health Board (Scotland) on informed consent and Laurinda Bower analyses the judgment in ‘Lynch’ on claiming inquest costs in civil proceedings.

Focus on...

Legal updates

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.


Care business briefing - a new normal?

With signs of a return to “the new normal” over the coming months, we are pleased to invite you to our on-demand webinar looking at the regulatory aspects of care


Legal updates

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.


Legal updates

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.


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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