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Legal update

24 April 2020 Covid-19 discharge requirements – the underpinning legal arrangements

The Covid-19 Hospital Discharge Service Requirements (Discharge Requirements) came into effect on 19th March and outlined the new approach to hospital discharges during the current pandemic.

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20 April 2020 COVID-19: updated guidance on infection prevention & control and personal protective equipment for health and care providers

Significant new guidance has been issued on 17 April 2020 by Public Health England, in association with the Department of Health & Social Care and NHS England and endorsed by the Health and Safety Executive (“HSE”).

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Legal and practical implications of the Coronavirus Act 2020 for healthcare organisations

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.

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15 April 2020 Covid-19 employment health and care - 9 April 2020

Following our last update here is a summary of this week’s key developments taking a look at personal protective equipment, regulatory guidance, visa applicants, internal redeployments, workforce sharing agreements, employment tribunal hearings, DBS checks and right to work, furloughed employees and the job retention scheme.

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6 April 2020 COVID-19: Relaxed competition law for healthcare companies

The COVID-19 pandemic presents unprecedented capacity challenges for the NHS and other healthcare providers. NHS England has commissioned independent healthcare providers to provide extra capacity for the treatment of patients, not only to support the treatment of coronavirus but also to help the NHS deliver other urgent operations and cancer treatments.

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3 April 2020 Are commercial surrogacy costs recoverable?

Liability was admitted by the Trust in May 2016 in respect of negligent reporting of cervical smear tests in 2008 and 2012 and cervical biopsies in 2012. By a majority, the Supreme Court has dismissed the Trust’s appeal, allowing the recovery of commercial surrogacy costs.

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26 March 2020 Employment healthcare update - 26 March 2020

Our employment healthcare team can only imagine the difficulties being faced by our colleagues and friends in the health and care sector currently. You have certainly all been in our thoughts and will remain so as we all face unprecedented personal and professional challenges.

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24 March 2020 Coronavirus – new legislation and guidance relevant to practitioners working with the Mental Health Act and the Mental Capacity Act

We are seeing an unprecedented situation in the Mental Health Act and the Mental Capacity Act, which central Government, the NHS and courts are responding to with speed.

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23 March 2020 Coronavirus bill - information for inquests

The government has now published the Coronavirus Bill, which aims to provide public bodies with sufficient powers to combat the spread of COVID-19.

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13 March 2020 Negligent diagnosis or a reasonable interpretation? Brady v Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Browne Jacobson, instructed by NHS Resolution, recently represented Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in Brady v Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

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