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16 March 2020 The Patient Safety Incident Response Framework – a new era for incident management in the NHS?

On 10 March 2020, NHS England and NHS Improvement published the much awaited introductory Patient Safety Incident Response Framework (PSIRF).

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13 December 2019 Election outcome - Conservative NHS plans?

The NHS was one of the most prominent aspects of the election campaigns and, on the basis of the Tory manifesto, we can now plan.

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26 September 2019 Maternity matters - learning lessons from early notification

NHS Resolution has released a report on the first year of the innovative Early Notification (EN) Scheme. The Early Notification scheme progress report: collaboration and improved experience for families draws together key themes and recommendations from an analysis of cases from the first year of the scheme (2017/2018).

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16 March 2018 NHS Resolution win saves NHS £270,000 upfront legal costs

In a unanimous decision, the Court of Appeal has today reversed the decision of Foskett J in three ‘bulk conversion’ CFA test cases.

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13 February 2018 Deprivation of liberty reform - request for comment

As you may have already heard, the Joint Committee on Human Rights has launched an investigation into deprivation of liberty, and in particular is inviting views on the law Commission’s proposals.

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4 December 2017 Safer maternity care: a new approach to learning from harm

On 28 November 2017, the government announced its refreshed maternity safety strategy to prevent avoidable serious incidents in maternity services.

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19 September 2017 NHS Resolution publishes 'five years of cerebral palsy claims'

In line with its greater strategic focus on prevention and learning to improve safety, NHS Resolution has today published ‘Five years of cerebral palsy claims’.

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22 March 2017 'Deaths under DoLS' – inquests no longer mandatory from 3 April 2017

From 3 April 2017 the Policing and Crime Act 2017 comes into effect to amend the Coroners and Justice Act 2009 and relieve coroners of the current duty to hold an inquest into every death where the deceased was subject to a Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) authorisation or was deprived of their liberty through provisions in the Mental Capacity Act 2005.

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17 August 2016 English or Welsh 'fluency duty' to come into effect for public authorities

Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016 will soon bring into force a “Code of Practice on the English language requirement for public sector workers”.

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24 February 2016 BMA launches judicial review into decision on junior doctor contract

The BMA has announced three further 48-hour strikes and a new legal challenge in response to the Government’s decision to impose a new junior doctor contract.

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