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8 February 2022 Shared Insights: Mental Health in Maternity

Our speakers looked at the legal framework for maternal mental health issues, the obstetrician’s perspective & the psychiatrist’s perspective.

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12 January 2022 Shared Insights: Preparing for 2022 – the big issues for legal teams across health and social care

We were delighted to be joined by Dr Nigel Sturrock, Regional Medical Director for the Midlands at NHS England and NHS Improvement. He gave an overview of the pressures placed on the NHS by the pandemic, including the impact on urgent and emergency care, elective procedures and staffing.

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14 December 2021 Shared Insights: Safeguarding Forum - Safe discharge and conveyance of patients

It is important to bear in mind the legal framework when planning discharge and conveyance plans but practicalities are also key.

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23 March 2021 Shared Insights: The Covid-19 pandemic – the challenges for in house legal teams

This shared insight is on indemnity issues stemming from the Covid-19 pandemic and looks the issues that Trust legal teams have faced over the last 12 months during the pandemic.

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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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9 May 2016 High Court rules no duty of care in law to other family members injured by delay in diagnosing a patient’s genetic condition

The High Court has struck out claims brought two boys with a genetic condition, Adrenoleukodystrophy (‘ALD’), which came to public attention in the film ‘Lorenzo’s Oil’.

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Montgomery – the latest legal developments on consenting patients

Lorna Hardman and Mark Barnett review the landmark case of Montgomery v Lanarkshire Health Board and discuss the impact it has on the need for professionals to explain the risks of a procedure or treatment to the patient and the responsibilities of healthcare organisations in relation to consent.

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Legal update

29 October 2009 healthcare update - issue 6

Welcome to the sixth edition of our healthcare update, the easy and convenient way for professionals working across the healthcare sector to stay up to date with legal developments.

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9 March 2009 Inquest costs - alive and kicking!

Last week, the High Court ruled on the recovery of inquest costs, overturning the generally accepted principle that participation in an inquest fell outside the scope of civil proceedings, thus prohibiting the recovery of all but a proportion of inquest costs at Detailed Assessment.

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Legal update

30 May 2008 Claim against speech and language therapists fails

On 20 May 2008 Judgment was handed down in the matter of Anthony Crowley v Surrey County Council, Kingston Primary Care Trust and South West London Strategic Health Authority.

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