- Information law; healthcare litigation
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Chris specialises in healthcare law. He undertakes defendant clinical negligence litigation on behalf of institutional NHS clients, and represent such clients at inquests. Chris also provides advice on matters of governance and ethics, including withdrawal of treatment cases.
Chris also has a specialist interest in information law issues, including Data Protection Act 1998 and Freedom of Information Act 2000 problems, advising NHS bodies, third sector institutions and individual practitioners on matters as diverse as policy reviews and representation in the First Tier Tribunal (Information Rights). He is listed in the 2015 edition of the Legal 500 for his expertise in this area.
Main areas of expertise
- Defendant clinical negligence litigation
- Information governance
- Healthcare ethics
The clients he works with
- NHS foundation trusts
- NHS trusts
- Commissioning bodies
- Healthcare practitioners
- Medical defence organisations
- Third sector organisations
The Law Society
If you handle and process personal information about individuals, you have a legal obligation under the Data Protection Act 1998 (“the Act”) to protect that information.
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The Global Digital Exemplar programme was borne out of the recognised need for digital transformation to be undertaken by the UK’s heath system to ensure its future sustainability and maintain its ability to deliver high standards of care.
Keeping confidential information about staff and patients secure is a responsibility NHS organisations have taken seriously for a long time. But the requirements on them are about to increase. From May 2018, organisations will need to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), an EU regulation.
Keeping confidential information about staff and patients secure is a responsibility businesses operating in the health and social care sectors have taken seriously for a long time. But the requirements are about to increase. From May 2018, organisations will need to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), an EU regulation.
As a GDE or Fast Follower you will undoubtedly be looking to digitise data which has previously been not held in electronic form. You may also be migrating electronic records to new systems or joining up or sharing data sets for the first time. All of these activities ring alarm bells for the Information Governance specialists whose immediate concern will be – can this be done within the law?
The way services are accessed has been transformed by the changes in technology over the past decade and these developments present exciting opportunities for transforming how healthcare can be delivered however, when seeking to develop new opportunities, it is essential to have a clear understanding on the law governing the use of data and ensure that these considerations are incorporated into any project from the outset.
Welcome to the winter edition of Hempsons’ Healthcare Newsbrief. Many of you will be reading this at the NHS Providers conference where many of the issues we are writing about – from moving towards digital records to the issues around moving to an accountable care organisation – will be either discussed or on the minds of delegates...
The current law governing the use of personal data in the UK is the Data Protection Act 1998 (“DPA”). The law will change on 25 May 2018 when the European General Data Protection Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2016/679) (“GDPR”) will come into effect.