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legal and practical implications of the Coronavirus Act 2020 for healthcare organisations

17 April 2020

We recognise that COVID19 has presented a huge array of challenges to our healthcare clients. Therefore, we are hosting a webinar to address the legal and practical implications of the Coronavirus Act 2020 and the associated issues the pandemic has presented.

We will discuss matters that pervade the health and social care sector with particular focus on:

  • Discharge guidance including:
  • NHS Continuing Healthcare considerations
  • The easements of social care obligations, and post discharge support
  • Balancing risk during the COVID19 crisis (human rights implications, PPE issues)
  • Impact on the Mental Health Act
  • Impact on the Mental Capacity Act and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards
  • Organisations’ positions on indemnity
  • Information sharing issues

Watch our on-demand video of this webinar here.

on demand webinar

our speakers

Gerard Hanratty

Gerard Hanratty

Partner and Head of Health

Gerard provides specialist public law input, especially on NHS commissioning and provider functions and powers, as well as how to integrate and work jointly with local authorities within an STP/ICS footprint. Gerard has significant knowledge of statutory interpretation and functions, service reconfiguration and consultation, judicial review, regulatory processes and information law.

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Rebecca Fitzpatrick

Rebecca Fitzpatrick

Partner

Specialises in all aspects of mental health and general healthcare law. Vast majority of practice that leads to court involvement is in the Court of Protection (mental capacity issues), the High Court (complex treatment cases, eg involving children), the Administrative Court (judicial review, human rights and community care issues) and the Coroner’s Court.

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James Arrowsmith

James Arrowsmith

Partner

James Arrowsmith specialises in high value personal injury, including head and spinal injury, and insurance coverage, including interpretation, non-disclosure breach of terms and motor insurance law.

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Ed Pollard

Senior Associate

Ed specialises in Healthcare Advisory including Inquests, Mental Health law, the Court of Protection, the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards, fitness to practice and data protection issues.

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Charlotte Harpin

Charlotte Harpin

Senior Associate (New Zealand Qualified)

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Care business briefing

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Social Care Easements under the Coronavirus Act

This update draws together elements of the Coronavirus Act relating to the Care Act 2014, the associated guidance, the recent Action Plan for Adult social care, and guidance on direct payments to provide an outline of the approach being adopted in relation to to adult social care, including amendments to legal duties, operational decisions as to reducing service levels, and funding.

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The opinions expressed on this video are provided for the purposes of general interest and information and should not be relied upon. They contain only summaries of aspects of the subject matter at the time of publishing and do not provide comprehensive statements of the law. They do not constitute legal advice and do not provide a substitute for it. So why not talk to us and seek advice that's tailored to you? You can look up one of our experts on this website or call on 0370 270 6000.

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