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16 September 2019 International Patient Safety Day – achieving a safety culture in the NHS

The fact that the focus of this year’s International Patient Safety Day on 17 September 2019 is ‘Safety culture at all levels’ illustrates the vital role culture has to play in the provision of safer care across all healthcare settings.

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9 July 2019 Sussex Partnership NHS Trust fined £200,000 – a warning for providers and investors

Sussex Partnership NHS Trust was sentenced on 14 June 2019 for failing to provide safe care and treatment to a 19 year old inmate being cared for on the hospital wing of Lewes Prison, Jamie Osborne.

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Legal update

9 July 2019 Fire safety in care homes – what do you need to know?

The care home environment presents unique challenges and the consequences of getting fire safety wrong can be tragic.

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Legal update

4 June 2019 The Hardest Word

On 17 January 2019, the Care Quality Commission issued a fixed penalty notice to an NHS hospital trust for failing to comply with the duty of candour, exercising its criminal enforcement powers for the first time since the requirement was introduced in 2014.

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We caught up with Helen Simm on legal privilege and internal investigations

Helen Simm, criminal compliance and regulatory lawyer, discusses litigation privilege and legal advice privilege and where it can be applied.

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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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21 January 2019 ‘Safe spaces’ and improving quality - one step closer to a new investigative body in the public health sector

Patient safety has been on the agenda since 2016 and we are one step closer to the creation of a new investigative body focusing on safety within the NHS.

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3 October 2018 First Tower Trustees Ltd and another v CDS Superstores International Ltd 2018 EWCA Civ 1396

A non-reliance clause in a lease was an exclusion clause and therefore void in failing to satisfy the statutory requirement of reasonableness.

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Legal update

19 June 2018 Williams review on gross negligence manslaughter in healthcare

As a result of recent headline cases, on 6 February 2018, Jeremy Hunt MP, the Health Secretary, announced a rapid policy review on gross negligence manslaughter and how it related to the health profession.

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Legal update

25 April 2018 Health and safety update - April 2018

Our round up of recent health and safety updates.

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