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Legal update

15 September 2021 Hospitals as ‘placements’ for looked after children under the age of 16

With effect from Thursday 9 September 2021 the amendments contained within the Care Planning, Placement and Case Review (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2021 (SI 2021/161) (‘the Regulations’) come into effect which introduces regulation 27A.

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26 May 2021 Care Quality Commission (CQC) prosecution outcomes highlight ongoing trends

In the last three months, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) has concluded three prosecution cases relating to unsafe care and treatment.

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14 May 2021 The future of care - round table summary

Read our summary of the insights gathered from our recent roundtables dedicated to the future of care and looking into various areas of the care sector from elderly care to learning disabilities and from retirement living to supported living.

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30 April 2021 Liberty Protection Safeguards: what we know so far

The Liberty Protection Safeguards (LPS) implementation date has been moved to April 2022, but a lot will need to happen before the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) are swept away.

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9 April 2021 Care Quality Commission (CQC) revisions to its Transitional Monitoring Approach - what should providers be thinking about?

With the Care Quality Commission now considering consultation responses in respect of its long-term regulatory approach, life goes on under their Transitional Monitoring Approach.

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Mental Health Act and Legal Update

In this on-demand video, we covered The MHA white paper, The Mental Health (Hospital, Guardianship and Treatment) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2020 and Devon Partnership NHS Trust v SSHSC [2021] EWHC 101 (Admin).

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22 March 2021 Competition and Markets Authority review of children’s services

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) launched an investigation into the children’s social care market in England, Scotland and Wales to determine whether any matters in relation to the supply of those services has or may have effects adverse to the interests of children in care.

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Legal update

18 March 2021 Shared Insights: How to manage the "unmanageable"

This shared insight is on indemnity issues stemming from the Covid-19 pandemic and looks the issues that Trust legal teams have faced over the last 12 months during the pandemic.

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Legal update

21 December 2020 Update to the Chief Coroner’s guidance on Prevention of Future Death reports and summary of the Chief Coroner’s annual report

On 4 November 2020, the Chief Coroner issued updated guidance in relation to reports to Prevent Future Deaths, also known as PFD’s or Regulation 28 reports. Although the procedural aspects of PFD reports remain largely unchanged in the updated guidance, there is an additional emphasis on this being a statutory duty for the Coroner.

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1 December 2020 Shared Insights: The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on consent

Montgomery v Lanarkshire Health Board [2015], the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, patients who lack capacity to make a particular decision and data on consent claims.

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