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The judgment of Mrs Justice Knowles last week illustrates potential difficulties dentists may face if a patient lacks capacity.
One of the requirements of the Network Contract DES Specification for 2020/21 is for PCNs to agree how to work with local community services providers, mental health providers and community pharmacy providers.
Advance care planning which is patient specific will not only ensure it acts as a protector of patients’ rights and wishes, but will also be a shield for clinicians against complaint or claim and is an essential tool for providers in ensuring a comprehensive service.
Regulatory expert, Stephen Hooper, highlights the importance of remaining objective as an expert witness.
From the contract specifics, to the key considerations and the legal and practical implications in between, this podcast offers a bitesize overview of what primary care should be mindful of before 31 May 2020.
Hempsons' Regulatory and Crime Team have put together a comprehensive summary of the guidance provided by the General Optical Council in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The new Network Contract DES Contract Specification contains important key dates for practices, PCNs and commissioners. Those of particular relevance for CCGs are:
Much remains unchanged in the new Network Contract DES Specification, but important changes that CCGs (where commissioning primary care under delegated authority) should be aware of are:
The network contract DES specification for PCNs has been published and the first date to be aware of is 31st May. Listen to our podcast here
The Hospice and Care Benchmarking Survey Report is the third study compiled by Haysmacintyre LLP (haysmacintyre) and Hempsons with the aim of sharing best practice in the sector and enabling management and trustees to assess their own structure, governance and monitoring procedures against other comparable charities.
The network contract DES for 2020/21 contains various key dates of which practices, PCNs and commissioners need to be aware. Key dates for 2020 are summarised here.
In this article, Sophie Barbour explores what the law says about the way that DNACPR orders should be made in more detail and consider some practical solutions to difficulties being faced by clinicians in view of COVID-19.
Justin Cumberlege considers whether you are able to hold statutory meetings in a lockdown.
In the last week the government has released two further versions of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme guidance. The scheme is due to go live on Monday 20 April. We know some practices have been considering furloughing staff, although it is not entirely clear whether they are eligible.