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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 heads up our health sector and continues to be at the forefront of advising the NHS nationally and health sector overall on the development of ICSs, major service reconfiguration projects and advising on the response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

He is regularly sought for advice on all matters relating to public law, especially when public bodies face judicial reviews. His expertise and pragmatic approach helps clients deliver on their plans and understand how to deal with challenges.

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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

Partner

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

Partner

Charlotte regularly advises on complex governance and public law issues in the health sector. She is nationally recognised for her expertise on CCG governance (in particular, CCG constitutional matters) and is advising on the development of a number of CCG mergers and integrated care system developments across England.

Charlotte is also sought-after for her advice on information law, particularly in relation to complex data sharing arrangements in the health sector. Clients praise her pragmatic approach and ability to distil complex concepts into plain English.

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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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