News

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Personal Health Budgets: A patients right to manage their healthcare budget

As of 1 April 2014, patients receiving NHS continuing healthcare now have the right to ask for a personal heath budget (PHB). Our previous article published in November, ‘Are you ready for personal health budgets?’ discussed the overall intention of …Read more…

 

NHS Trust Chair and NED appointments – restrictions removed

The law has been changed to allow chairs of NHS Trusts to serve on the Board of more than one health service body. The National Health Service Trusts (Membership and Procedure) Regulations 1990 were amended, with effect from 14 April …Read more…

 

Transparency of procurement

On 31 March  2014, the Department of Health published new guidance, “Procurement Transparency”. Click here to read it. This guidance is applicable to Foundation and non-Foundation Trusts from April 2014. This guidance is to be reflected in the amendment made …Read more…

 

Newsflash: latest employment law changes

Yesterday saw the introduction of a number of important changes to employment law, some of which will have an immediate impact on how your organisation handles Employment Tribunal (ET) litigation in particular. Pre-claim ACAS Conciliation The early (voluntary) conciliation arrangements …Read more…

 

The CMA Private Healthcare Report: Mind your PPUs

The Competition and Markets Authority has issued the final report on the private healthcare market investigation*. The investigation concerned private healthcare providers but NHS Trusts and Foundation Trusts operating or considering operating private patient units (PPUs) need to pay attention to the report as one of its remedies has potential significant impact on new arrangements for PPUs. Key …Read more…