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The long-awaited cap on exit payments in the public sector came into force on 4 November 2020. Its effect is to prohibit almost all public sector employers from making payments of more than £95,000 to employees in connection with the termination of their employment.
GP practices wanting to incorporate will be considered in line with new guidance issued by the NHS. GP enquiries about incorporating their practices or forming PCN companies have risen in part driven by the added liability created by PCNs and other "at scale" providers.
Are you ready for your CQC IPC Inspection? Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) has always been an important part of delivering a Regulated Activity in any health and social care setting, but the advent of COVID-19 has brought IPC to the forefront of every provider’s mind.
We know that if we have Covid-19, we need to protect those around us. Whilst that is essential and mandatory, so too is self-isolation for those who have been in close contact with someone who has Covid-19; but what should workers and their employers do?
The Supreme Court has now handed down its judgment in the long and sad case of Ecila Henderson v Dorset Healthcare University NHS Foundation Trust. The judgment puts to rest the issue of whether a claimant who has been found guilty of a criminal act can recover damages from the party whose original negligence gave rise to the situation where the claimant was able to commit the criminal act.
The Charity Commission has recently published 5 new 5 minute guides that trustees and charity operational staff may find a useful reminder of the basic principles for running a charity
Justin Cumberlege from specialist healthcare law firm Hempsons flags up some of the issues to be considered before joining the partnership
Two recommendations could lead to far more information being published about individual practitioners’ areas of clinical accreditation and financial interests
In our latest podcast, social care expert Philippa Doyle and Jill Baker discuss the CQC's current approach to inspections.
Two new joiners for Hempsons' Regulatory and Crime Team. Rob Newbould will arrive from Slater and Gordon and Paul Parsons from Cartwright King.
With a busy flu vaccination season, surgeries have had to juggle supplies with unprecedented demand - In ordinary circumstances surgeries, without a wholesale dealers license, are not permitted to share vaccines amongst themselves. Though in the past the MHRA has issued an exemption allowing this
On 1st October 2020, NHSX launched an Information Governance (IG) portal to bring together national guidance on how to manage and share information appropriately.
On 9 October 2020 the Court of Appeal handed down Judgment in Swift v Carpenter  EWCA Civ 1295. This article sets out the decision in Swift and considers where we are now.
We are delighted to announce another outstanding year for Hempsons in the Chambers UK Guide. Hempsons has been ranked in six practice areas across our four offices.