An NHS Foundation Trust has, for the first time, been fined by The Care Quality Commission for failing to comply with its duty of candour to be open and honest with patients or their families if there is an incident in which they suffer harm
Back in the 2016 Budget, the government announced that from April 2018, it would “reform and simplify” the taxation of termination payments. Following a technical consultation, the reforms expanded and now aim to "clarify and tighten" (i.e. increase) the taxation of such payments.
Hempsons were delighted to input into NHS Providers report on ‘Driving Forward System Working’ which demonstrates that positive progress has been made towards collaborative commissioning at system levels.
The Government has published the draft “Public Procurement (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019”. The draft Regulations mainly deal with housekeeping issues post-Brexit in that they either remove or replace with domestic equivalents, references to the European Union, the Commission and EU Directives in current legislation. The draft Regulations also deal with the administration of any further amendments to procurement legislation.
Jersey States assembly scrutiny hearing on changing its personal injury law, including an increase to the discount rate
The States Assembly within Jersey is considering a change to its personal injury damages law including an increase to the discount rate which applies to personal injury awards.
Welcome to our latest key legal developments where we have highlighted the latest updates within healthcare.
Welcome to this autumn edition of Hempsons’ Healthcare Newsbrief. It has been a busy few months for the NHS in the legal system with some ground-breaking decisions on key areas such as withdrawing clinically-assisted nutrition and hydration, fitness to practice and procurement.
Landmark Supreme Court judgment on withdrawing clinically assisted nutrition and hydration
The fit and proper persons requirement - how the requirement works in practice and how it might be extended in the future.
A summary of the Dr Bawa-Garba case - and what this may mean for trusts
How to unlock the potential of health data within a compliant information governance framework.
A recent Employment Tribunal decision serves as a timely reminder that where conduct issues are said to arise from an underlying mental health condition, employers should be cautious of departing from medical opinion.
Hempsons recently acted on behalf of Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust and Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (the “Trusts”) in successfully challenging Lancashire County Council (the “Council”) in relation to a procurement challenge for the provision of 0 – 19 services.
Hempsons acted for the successful CCG and NHS Trust in today's Supreme Court judgment on when an application to Court is needed to withdraw clinically assisted nutrition and hydration