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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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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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9 December 2019 New statutory duty to report deaths – are you complying with the new law?

New Statutory duties to report deaths came into force on 1st October 2019. Are you complying with these new legal duties?

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18 November 2019 Purdah: publicity considerations for public bodies, including the health service in the pre-election period

What is Purdah? ‘Purdah’ is a term which refers to the pre-election period when specific restrictions apply principally around the activity of those working in central and local government.

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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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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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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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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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