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21 October 2020 Checklist when preparing for remote participation in an inquest hearing

Lockdown restrictions in March 2020 led to many inquest hearings being postponed. As restrictions eased, Coroners came under increasing pressure to reduce the number of delayed inquest hearings. In June 2020, the Chief Coroner issued Guidance No. 38 to facilitate remote participation in coroner’s inquests.

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21 October 2020 Health and care newsletter - October 2020

This health newsletter talks about the focuses on topics relevant to the resolution of healthcare disputes.

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Legal update

19 October 2020 Restricting public sector exit pay

November 2020 will see restrictions come into force in respect of certain exit payments within the public sector, effectively capping the amount of money that many public sector employers will be able to pay to exiting employees.

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19 October 2020 Target date set for Shared Care Records across all integrated care systems (ICSs)

At the end of July 2020 Sir Simon Stevens, NHS Chief Executive, and Amanda Pritchard NHS Chief Operating Officer, outlined the third phase of the NHS response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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16 October 2020 Public matters - October 2020

This month includes local government exit pay, indirect discrimination, state aid, transparency in supply chains and corporate transparency and register.

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13 October 2020 Claims arising from death – recent developments and a refresher

In this article we explore some recent changes to claims arising from death and provide a brief refresher on how these are calculated.

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13 October 2020 Vicarious liability

When considering vicarious liability, healthcare organisations need to consider not only the “relationship” and “close connection” test but also whether there is someone else who could or should be vicariously liable.

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13 October 2020 Breach of confidentiality claims

We have seen a rise in recent times in claims resulting from breach of confidentiality. Here we explain how these claims arise and what to do if you become aware of a breach of confidentiality.

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13 October 2020 Mediation matters

In recognition of the success of its claims mediation service, NHS Resolution has recently been shortlisted for a Mediation Innovation Award at the National Mediation Awards.

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