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Practice Premises – maximising value (and “minimising” time)

Practice Premises – maximising value and "minimising" time Maximising "value" is a common objective for most practitioners in one way or another. “Value” can include the value provided to patients.  On the other hand, it could be the economic value of the practice and its income stream or the value of the practice 'brand' and the exposure received.

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When does notice take effect?

The Supreme Court handed down a judgment last week in the case of Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust v Haywood confirming that where a contract is silent on when notice is deemed to be given, notice takes effect when it is actually received by the employee and they have read it, or had a reasonable opportunity to do so.

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Contempt of Court for grossly exaggerated claim against NHS Trust

Hempsons Solicitors, instructed by NHS Resolution on behalf of CHNHS FT have succeeded in establishing that Mr Sandip Atwal was in contempt of Court on 14 grounds for grossly exaggerating the effect of minor injuries and fraudulently claiming compensation against the NHS. The Court has issued an Order confirming that Mr Atwal will be sentenced on 01.06.18.

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GDPR – The Final Countdown!

GDPR - The Final Countdown! Are you ready for 25th May 2018? Make sure you don’t get caught out and seek legal advice to ensure your policies and procedures are robust and that your staff know and understand the new rules.

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CQC Complaints

They may be your regulator, but that doesn’t stop you complaining about their conduct. The CQC and its inspectors should treat you, your staff and your clients with courtesy and respect. If they don’t – complain! Send an email to complaints@cqc.org.uk.

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Client spotlight: Lister House Limited

In this issue we are turning the spotlight on Lister House Limited, a care home provider on the outskirts of Bradford, owned by Sally Allen. The company aims to provide quality care for both elderly people and younger residents.

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Brightening Minds

Brightening Minds partners with Hempsons to support the adult social sector to improve CQC ratings Feel in control of your next CQC inspection with tips, suggestions and support from experienced practicebased workshop facilitators and other working colleagues in the adult care sector.

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Consultant’s collaborative working arrangements

It is quite common for consultants to join together and work more collaboratively. This can ease the burden of working alone and being solely responsible for all costs and expenses. Working together can alleviate some of that pressure and assist in moving a business forward. 

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What to consider when purchasing a care home – The legal aspects

Buying a care home is a complex business transaction which will require considerable time and dedication on your part. Whilst the rewards will no doubt be satisfying, the legal process is not always straight forward and it requires input from specialist legal advisors who are experts in both business law and health and social care law.

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Lasting Powers of Attorney – Considerations for providers

An LPA is a legal document registered with the Office of the Public Guardian, which names another (an ‘attorney’) to make best interest decisions on their behalf (‘the donor’).  Anyone who currently has capacity can appoint an attorney to make decisions on their behalf, should they lose the capacity to do so themselves in the future.

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