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Legal update

14 February 2020 Update: Mencap sleep-ins case heard by the Supreme Court

This week, the Supreme Court has heard what will be a landmark case for the care sector look at the long running case of Tomlinson-Blake v Mencap.

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Mental health, capacity and deprivation of liberty case law update

We are pleased to invite you to our next webinar which will focus on updates on serious medical treatment cases and deprivation of liberty.

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16 December 2019 High Court confirms alternative provider medical services contracts can take effect as “NHS Contracts”

In SSP Health Ltd v NHS Litigation Authority [2019] EWHC 3291 (Admin), Browne Jacobson LLP successfully acted for NHS England in relation to a judicial review challenge brought by SSP Health Ltd (“the Claimant”) following a decision made under the NHS Dispute Resolution Procedure not to award the Claimant interest in relation to a breach of the terms of 22 Alterative Provider Medical Services (“APMS”) contracts.

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Care Quality Commission and health & care regulatory update 7 November

Carl May-Smith provides an update on CQC & Competitions & Markets Authority enforcement.

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5 November 2019 Clarification in Psychiatric Secondary Victim Claims: Proximity in “Omission” Cases

Charles Bagot QC and Browne Jacobson LLP, instructed by NHS Resolution on behalf of The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust, secured the strike out of two secondary victim claims.

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Legal update

17 October 2019 EIDO healthcare consent review

Browne Jacobson are pleased to have worked in association with Eido to contribute to the Eido third edition Annual Consent Review including Supreme Court ruling in Montgomery, examine notable recent cases and discuss key learnings.

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9 October 2019 Failure to cooperate with an inquest

The recent case involving Duncan Lawrence a clinical lead at Lancaster Lodge, a therapeutic community in South West London, highlights the importance of engaging with coroners and preparing well for any inquest.

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8 October 2019 Brexit – Workforce Implications within the Health Sector

The Health sector already has challenges with staffing shortages, with leading think tanks predicting that over the next five years, nurse and GP shortages will double and nearly treble respectively, without radical action being taken.

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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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