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Legal update

1 December 2020 Shared Insights: The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on consent

Montgomery v Lanarkshire Health Board [2015], the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, patients who lack capacity to make a particular decision and data on consent claims.

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6 October 2020 Shared Insights: The Duty of Candour - family and patient engagement

Legal, HSIB and Trust perspectives on Duty of Candour, the importance of a “culture of candour” and dealing issues arising from Covid 19.

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22 July 2020 Consent in the Covid-19 world and beyond

Following the suspension of all non-urgent elective surgery to help free up general and acute care capacity in the wake of the pandemic, services are now starting to resume.

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16 July 2020 Post covid-19 service reconfiguration for the health sector

A question which now arises for the health sector is how quickly is it possible to separate out the provision of clinical services for those suffering with COVID-19 from all other clinical services, so that the risk of infection can be reduced as far as possible.

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16 June 2020 Shared Insights: Collaborative working with patients' solicitors - courts, claims and litigation update

Sarah Stork, Senior Associate, provides an update on how the courts are dealing with litigation during the Covid 19 pandemic.

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16 June 2020 Systemic failure or medical negligence?

Lord Burnett handed down Judgement at the RCJ on 10 June 2020 of the following case which is the latest in a line of authorities to explore the engagement of Article 2 at Inquests concerning medical care/treatment, reaffirming the point that such cases will not ordinarily trigger the need for an Article 2 inquest.

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16 September 2019 International Patient Safety Day – achieving a safety culture in the NHS

The fact that the focus of this year’s International Patient Safety Day on 17 September 2019 is ‘Safety culture at all levels’ illustrates the vital role culture has to play in the provision of safer care across all healthcare settings.

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15 July 2019 Capacity at birth – care planning, contingent and anticipatory declarations

Our recent case of United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust v CD is significant because it is the first reported judgment on the use of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 (MCA) to make contingent and anticipatory declarations in the event that P lacks capacity at a particular future point in time.

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9 July 2019 Sussex Partnership NHS Trust fined £200,000 – a warning for providers and investors

Sussex Partnership NHS Trust was sentenced on 14 June 2019 for failing to provide safe care and treatment to a 19 year old inmate being cared for on the hospital wing of Lewes Prison, Jamie Osborne.

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19 June 2019 Primary Care Networks go live on 1 July!

Following applications in May, Primary Care Networks (PCNs) will start to operate from 1 July.

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