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This recent case acts as a reminder that applications should be escalated and made as soon as reasonably possible.
The CQC is changing the way it inspects and reports on services, but what are the evidence requirements for providers and what areas of the current system will remain the same?
In April 2023 the NHS Business Services Authority (“NHSBSA”) amended the application process Primary Care Networks (“PCNs”) needed to use to secure pensions for their team members.
What’s new in employment law? Solicitor Henrietta Donnelly examines the updated guidance issued by the arbitration service ACAS on managing sickness absence.
With sustainability of the built environment now so high on the political agenda, anyone involved in the development of new housing and commercial development is probably already aware of the government’s proposals for a mandatory biodiversity net gain (or “BNG”) requirement on such developments.
Hempsons have acted for national dental group, Envisage Dental, in their acquisition of a large 8 surgery private practice in South London.
This case serves as a reminder to employers that they need to be aware of the way in which the symptoms of menopause can impact performance and how this should be appropriately managed.
The Procurement Act 2023 received Royal Assent on 26 October; the link to the Act has now been published
The Procurement Act 2023 will come into force in October 2024 (date to be confirmed). The secondary legislation that will sit under the Procurement Act 2023 will be laid before Parliament in early 2024. These regulations will contain some of the detail as to how the Act will work in practice. During the implementation phase, we will be providing updates on what the Procurement Act 2023 will mean in practice for contracting authorities now that the content has been agreed by both Houses.
The financial thresholds for the application of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 will change from 1 January 2024.
In collaboration with NHS Providers, we have published a comprehensive guide for trust leaders on how to tackle racial discrimination in disciplinary procedures and to create a more inclusive and equitable work environment.
The Workers (Predictable Terms and Conditions) Act 2023 has received Royal Assent and is expected to come into force in around September 2024.
What will the Provider Selection Regime mean when procuring health care services? Head of procurement Andrew Daly explains.
New procurement regulations have been laid before Parliament which, when in force, will make considerable changes to the commissioning of health care services including, in particular, primary care.
CQC announced after hours on Thursday 19 October, a start date for the Single Assessment Framework. We’ve known for a few weeks that providers in the south would be the first to experience the new approach, and CQC have now confirmed that will be with effect from 21 November 2023.