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Patients' rights during Covid-19

27 April 2020

We have received a number of queries from our health and social care organisational clients regarding specific rights of social and healthcare patients they are treating and caring for during the COVID-19 Pandemic. We therefore thought it would be of assistance to provide another free webinar exploring these issues and answering commonly raised questions.

Please note the focus of this webinar is to help NHS, Independent health provider and social care organisations understand the position during this emergency period.

The webinar will be an opportunity for your questions to be answered and will focus on:

  • Visits between patients and their families
  • Right to treatment and DNA CPR
  • Seclusion, Isolation and Social Distancing (MHA and MCA considerations)
  • Capacitous patients/service users failing to adhere to Covid-19 guidance

The webinar will be chaired by Gerard Hanratty, Partner and Head of Health at Browne Jacobson.

This webinar took place on 23rd April and is now available on-demand.

on demand

A recording will also be available to watch from our LinkedIn page after the live session.

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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Mark Barnett

Mark Barnett

Partner

Mark Barnett specialises in clinical negligence and healthcare law, dealing with inquests, cases in the court of protection and advising health and social care clients on the Mental Capacity Act, DoLS and Mental Health Act.

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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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