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The Fundamental Standards, Regulation 12: Safe Care & Treatment – Are you compliant?

As part of our series of articles addressing the Fundamental Standards and how you need to ensure your service meets those standards, here we consider Regulation 12 of the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2014: Safe Care & Treatment (“the Regulation”). It is important to note that the Fundamental Standards are a set of regulations. Each regulation is not entirely divisible from the other. For example, if you are not compliant with Regulation 18 (Staffing) and 19 (Fit and proper persons employed) it is unlikely you will be able to demonstrate compliance with Regulation 12(c).

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Can denying the allegations against you be held against you?

Interesting decision in the case of Al Nageim v General Medical Council (Admin) this week. Mr Justice Knowles considered the issue of whether a doctor’s denial of allegations which are then found against them should be used against them when deciding whether their fitness to practise is impaired. 

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Help to ease the pain of partnership disputes

Partnership disputes are time-consuming, costly, stressful and de-stabilising for a practice and the individuals involved. But unfortunately, they are also more prevalent when partners are under pressure, as during the Covid-19 pandemic. Alison Oliver and Ross Clark explore common causes of partnership disputes, how to prevent them happening and what to do if one arises in your practice

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Hempsons maintains its place on key NHS legal services framework

Hempsons has retained its place for all Lots on the North of England Commercial Procurement Collaborative (NOE CPC) framework for the full range of legal services covering: NHS Governance and Public Law; Healthcare Law; Mental Health Law; Employment Law; Contract and Commercial Law; Property Law; and Corporate Finance and PFI.

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