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16 June 2021 Mental Health Units (Use of Force) Act 2018: Statutory guidance for NHS organisations in England and police forces in England and Wales

On 1 November 2018, the Mental Health Units (Use of Force) Act 2018 (“the Act”) received Royal Assent , however a commencement dated for the full implementation date of the Act has not yet been provided.

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28 May 2021 CQC’s strategy from 2021 launch - an interesting start but much more to come

This strategy heralds wholesale changes to the way the CQC interacts with health providers, so what should providers do now?

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Legal update

25 May 2021 Shared insights: The Paterson Inquiry: learning for the healthcare system

Implications for in-house legal, patient safety, clinical governance, workforce culture and large-scale reviews.

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Legal update

10 May 2021 Health and care newsletter - May 2021

Welcome to our latest Newsletter in which we focus on which focuses on 2021 and what we have learnt so far.

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NHS White Paper - Ensuring accountability and enhancing public confidence

This is the third in a series of four webinars regarding the NHS White Paper. We will provide an overview and discussion of the ensuring accountability and enhancing public confidence proposals section of the white paper, looking at the framework for oversight of the health system and workforce accountability.

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Legal update

4 May 2021 Shared Insights: the Covid-19 pandemic - workforce challenges for NHS trusts

This shared insight provided an insight into the legal issues arising from Covid-19 related illness, including long Covid and PTSD.

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7 April 2021 The White Paper overview [Part 4] - Integration and innovation: working together to improve health and social care for all - additional proposals

We set out and consider each legal proposal in the section on working together and supporting integration and innovation. The Government has put forward an additional series of targeted proposals to improve social care, public health, and quality and safety.

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19 March 2021 Integration and innovation - improving standards for investigations into safety incidents

This article looks at the proposal to establish a new independent body, the Health Service Safety Investigations Body (HSSIB) to investigate incidents which have or may have implications for patient safety.

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10 March 2021 Reforming the Mental Health Act - a review of the MHA White Paper

It is two years since Professor Sir Simon Wessely delivered his landmark Independent Review of the Mental Health Act. The government has now published the Mental Health Act white paper, setting out their plans to reform the act in response to Sir Wessely’s report.

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26 January 2021 Shared Insights: Confidentiality and medical records

We talk about the key legal principles that apply when processing requests for access to confidential information and gave some practical tips on how to deal with issues that might arise when Trusts are dealing with complex information requests.

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