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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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19 June 2019 Primary Care Networks go live on 1 July!

Following applications in May, Primary Care Networks (PCNs) will start to operate from 1 July.

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4 June 2019 Health technology: digital therapy by prescription

The healthtech sector has been on the rise for years, changing the traditional ways for patients to interact with healthcare.

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4 June 2019 CCG merger

Over the last couple of years, many CCGs have been looking at how they can strengthen and formalise their collaborative working arrangements with neighbouring CCGs.

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4 June 2019 Negligent medical treatment not sufficient to engage State responsibility under Article 2 ECHR

The recent judgment of R (on the application of Maguire) v Her Majesty's Senior Coroner for Blackpool and Fylde [2019] EWHC 1232 (Admin), reaffirms that individual acts of medical negligence are not sufficient to engage State responsibility under Article 2 ECHR.

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STPs - what are the plans for the estate?

Now that STPs have been released, various questions and thoughts may arise for NHS trusts (and other public bodies) involved in estates and facilities.

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Hear from Carl May-Smith providing a CQC and health & care regulatory update - February 2019

Carl May-Smith will look at some of the most recent developments relating to the CQC and other areas of regulation affecting health & care providers.

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29 January 2019 Maternity matters - the ongoing journey to achieve safer care

2019 is set to be another significant year for NHS Trusts seeking to make improvements in maternity care and help realise the national maternity ambition to reduce by half the number of stillbirths, maternal and neonatal deaths and brain injuries that occur during or soon after birth by 2025.

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25 January 2019 Health newsletter - January 2019

Welcome to the latest edition of our health newsletter, in which we bring you a round-up of the latest regulations and news affecting your sector.

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21 January 2019 Adjournments on the basis of medical grounds

The recent case of the General Medical Council v Hayat [2018] EWCA CIV 2796 has reaffirmed the principles for allowing an adjournment due to medical grounds.

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