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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.
If you are thinking of changing PCNs, leaving your PCN or opting out of the Network Contract DES, you must inform your CCG by 30th April at the latest.
Kirsty Odell, Associate and Georgina Hall, Paralegal at specialist healthcare law firm Hempsons explain what you need to do once you have incorporated a company.
There have been notable changes to employment law in response to the Covid-19 pandemic and some other developments which doctor employers in private practice should be aware of. Lucy Miles and Kalani Bogahalande report.
Amie Roadnight and Adam Smith of Hempsons’ crime team represented a client accused of driving whilst almost 4 times over the limit for cocaine.
The CQC will step up inspections of GP practices from April, targeting practices rated 'inadequate', 'requires improvement' or 'good' with breaches of regulation - and some with no breaches.
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
The case of Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust v Linda Metcalf highlights the very serious consequences of dishonest and exaggerated claims against the NHS.
Lisa Davison, Real Estate Partner, explains why a Declaration of Trust is vital to protect your GP surgery.
Any dentist with full GDC registration can apply to join one or more of the GDC’s 13 Specialist Lists, which would enable them to use the title “Specialist” in their chosen discipline.
A recent Employment Tribunal claim has shed light on the extent of the protection offered by the gender reassignment provisions in the Equality Act. This article looks at some of the failings of the employer in that case and highlights some of the things that your Practice may need to be thinking about when it comes to diversity and inclusion.
Justin Cumberlege, partner at specialist law firm Hempsons, looks at what you need to do to obtain consent if you want your practice to become a company
The government’s health and care white paper “Integration and Innovation: working together to improve health and social care for all” was launched last week. It paves the way for a Health and Care Bill intended to increase collaboration and co-operation across the health and social care services.
Hempsons' Regulatory & Crime Team has successfully defended an Associate Specialist in Emergency Medicine, following a two-week Medical Practitioners Tribunal hearing.