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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.

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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.

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Simon Tait

Partner and head of Health Advisory and Litigation

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