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No compensation does not equate to no case to answer - Martin Cheyne and Zubeda Tayub discuss in the latest employment blog.
NHSE has now published an amendment to the network contract DES for 2020/21. PCNs will be able to opt out of the Network Contract DES by giving notice to its CCG by 17th October if they do not wish to accept these revised terms.
Jon Pearce from specialist healthcare law firm Hempsons warns of inadvertent discrimination when recruiting which could result in a claim
In the wake of Spire’s £1.2m fine by the Competition and Markets Authority, Michael Rourke draws attention to the competition law implications for independent practitioners.
The network contract DES for 2020/21 contains various key dates of which practices, PCNs and commissioners need to be aware: PCNs – September to implement Workforce plans
In August the Care Quality Commission helpfully published the document “How to get the most out of inspections”. In our latest podcast, Hempsons’ Jill Baker and social care law expert Philippa Doyle discuss this helpful guidance.
The Department of Health and Social Care has released new guidance surrounding the reintroduction of CHC (continuing healthcare assessments) with effect from 1 September 2020. Philippa Doyle provides a summary.
Are you getting maximum benefit from probationary periods for new staff? Julia Gray examines the purpose and operation of probation and suggests how it can work most effectively in independent practice.
How do you know when a safeguarding matter is a “serious incident” for the purposes of the Charity Commission?
Safeguarding of those involved in the charities sector, and particularly beneficiaries of charities, has become of increasing importance to the Charity Commission in recent years. Some headlines involving major charities such as Oxfam and Save the Children Fund have brought this topic to the top of the Charity Commission’s agenda.
If you are a Clinical Director, have you considered getting some training? Hempsons has developed a Clinical Directors Masterclass.
Hempsons Partner, Crispin Pettifer, has advised The Skill Mill on an exciting project to extend the programme they deliver to more vulnerable young people.
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 in PDF and upcoming dates are listed below.