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14 January 2021 Reforming the Mental Health Act white paper

The Government will today publish a white paper setting out proposed reforms to the Mental Health Act 1983. The reforms aim to empower individuals to have more control over their treatment.

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12 January 2021 Shared Insights: Claims update and look ahead to the issues that will shape the approach to claims in the NHS in 2021

Insights were shared on procedure, witness statements, withdrawing admissions and taking screenshots and photos in remote hearings.

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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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16 December 2020 NHSEI integrated care publication - proposals for the development of ICSs in England

Everyone is focussed on the two proposals for the development of integrated care system (ICSs) in England. They suggest new legislation be enacted to create either a statutory committee to formalise ICSs as a legal entity or that ICSs be established as a new statutory corporate body and clinical commissioning groups (CCG) functions should be re-purposed so they form part of the new statutory body’s functions.

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14 December 2020 Court of Appeal confirms correct tests to apply to determine whether: (1) a public body has consulted fairly; and (2) is under a legitimate expectation to consult

The Court of Appeal was asked to consider whether the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care acted unlawfully when introducing certain changes, allegedly without due consultation, to the Regulations providing for overseas visitors to be charged for NHS treatment.

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10 December 2020 Health and care newsletter - December 2020

Welcome to our latest Newsletter in which we focus on health technology.

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7 December 2020 An interview with Paula Dumbill

Here at Browne Jacobson we are fortunate to work with an array of fantastic clients all dedicated to serving the health and care sector. Read our article with Paula Dumbill in our new ‘In conversation with …’ series.

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7 December 2020 Social value takes on increased importance in central government procurement processes

Ahead of the end of the Brexit transition period the Government has taken steps to place increased importance on the role of social value in public procurement exercises.

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