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Do you want to stay up to date with the latest legal issues that affect you and your business? We regularly publish legal updates, guides and opinions on legal matters.

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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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NHS Improvement publishes consultation on oversight of NHS-controlled providers

NHS Improvement has recently published a consultation paper ‘Consultation on our oversight of NHS-controlled providers’.

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Revised Integrated Support and Assurance Process (ISAP) guidance published

NHS England and NHS Improvement have recently published revised guidance on the Integrated Support and Assurance Process for procuring novel and complex contracts.

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Learning disability and autism registration and the CQC’s revised 'Registering the Right Support' – the first appeal judgment is published

As many will be aware, the CQC’s guidance on registering learning disability and autism services was recently revised.

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Prison healthcare at fever pitch

The UK prison system reached fever pitch when, in August this year. An NHS England spokesperson conceded to the Guardian newspaper that conditions can be “challenging” despite the annual £500m funding it presides over, committed to associated health and justice services.

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CQC plans to register parent companies - what will it mean for you?

In June, the CQC released the second part of its 'Next Phase of Regulation' consultations. The consultation, taken in combination with part 1, proposes some significant changes to how health and social care providers are registered and inspected in the future.

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A new Mental Health Act?

In May 2017 Theresa May stated that if elected, her government would replace the 'flawed” Mental Health Act “in its entirety”. She promised to replace the Act with a new Mental Health Treatment Bill.

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Health Service Safety Investigations Bill: a new bill to improve patient safety

The Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch (HSIB) which became operational on 1 April 2017 was established to offer support and guidance to NHS organisations on incident investigations whilst also carrying out up to 30 investigations itself each year in order to provide meaningful safety recommendations to share learning across the NHS.

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The GDPR and the NHS - practical steps that can be taken now

From 25 May 2018 the General Data Protection Regulation (‘the GDPR’) will govern the use of personal data in the UK.

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Vesting of highways and ownership of the land

The recent case of London Borough of Southwark and the City of London v Transport for London [2017] EWCA Civ 1220 has provided a timely reminder of the limited vertical extent of highways vested in a highways authority under section 263 of the Highways Act 1980 (The ‘1980 Act’).

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