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Legal update

24 October 2019 The Medical Practitioners Assurance Framework: key changes for private providers

The publication of the Medical Practitioners Assurance Framework (“the MPAF”), introduces a strengthened clinical governance framework and a more standardised approach to practising privileges.

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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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Legal update

14 October 2019 First steps on the road to a new NHS bill

The Government announced in its Queen Speech its intention to bring forward measures to support and strengthen the NHS and that new laws will be taken forward to help implement the Long Term Plan.

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Legal update

9 October 2019 How public bodies should maker fair decisions during Brexit and beyond

As we continue through some turbulent political waters, many public bodies seek advice and support on ensuring the decisions they make comply with the expectations of the law. The general public is not only better informed on how to challenge, but also more prepared to challenge decisions which they simply think are wrong.

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Legal update

8 October 2019 Consumer law in acquiring elderly care businesses post-Brexit

In November 2018, the UK’s Competition Markets Authority (CMA) issued guidance around consumer law specifically concerning care home providers for elderly people over the age of 65.

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Legal update

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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Legal update

2 October 2019 Brexit - The treatment of patients from the EU

To date patients from the EU have been able to benefit from reciprocal healthcare arrangements, including the EHIC, S1, S2 and S3 arrangements, which allow EU and EEA nations to freely access health and social care services in other member nations as if they are resident.

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1 October 2019 NHS England and NHS Improvement set out their vision for the future commissioning of healthcare services

NHS England and NHS Improvement’s recommendations to the Government and Parliament for an NHS Bill to address some of the issues the NHS is currently addressing has been released following last week’s board meeting.

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30 September 2019 CMA confirms its decreased role in reviewing mergers between NHS organisations

Today’s publication of the Competition and Markets Authority’s (CMA) decision on the proposed merger of Aintree University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust.

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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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