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Legal update

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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19 June 2019 The NHS Digital Revolution

The NHS Long Term Plan (the “Plan”) offers a whole host of optimistic and innovative promises for the future with a significant amount hinging on a complete reinvigoration of the technological landscape of the NHS.

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4 June 2019 Health technology: digital therapy by prescription

The healthtech sector has been on the rise for years, changing the traditional ways for patients to interact with healthcare.

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Legal update

4 June 2019 Negligent medical treatment not sufficient to engage State responsibility under Article 2 ECHR

The recent judgment of R (on the application of Maguire) v Her Majesty's Senior Coroner for Blackpool and Fylde [2019] EWHC 1232 (Admin), reaffirms that individual acts of medical negligence are not sufficient to engage State responsibility under Article 2 ECHR.

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Hear from Carl May-Smith providing a CQC and health & care regulatory update - February 2019

Carl May-Smith will look at some of the most recent developments relating to the CQC and other areas of regulation affecting health & care providers.

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29 January 2019 Maternity matters - the ongoing journey to achieve safer care

2019 is set to be another significant year for NHS Trusts seeking to make improvements in maternity care and help realise the national maternity ambition to reduce by half the number of stillbirths, maternal and neonatal deaths and brain injuries that occur during or soon after birth by 2025.

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Consent for clinicians

In this video, Kelly Buckley and Lucy Erskine provide an insight into the current legal position and offer practical tips to ensure that clinicians are having the genuine dialogue needed with patients about relevant treatment options and risks to enable valid consent to be obtained.

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