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Getting ready for the COVID-19 public inquiry

As we reported in June 2021, local NHS organisations have been told that they must start preparing for the statutory public inquiry into the COVID-19 pandemic which is expected to begin in spring 2022. Any organisation can be called upon to provide evidence for the statutory inquiry, and individuals may be required to give evidence under oath. With extensive public inquiry experience, Hempsons is here to help.

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Be prepared for the statutory COVID-19 public inquiry

Earlier this month NHS England told local NHS organisations that they must start preparing for the statutory public inquiry into the COVID-19 pandemic. Any organisation might be called upon to provide evidence for the statutory inquiry, and individuals may be required to give evidence under oath. Government said last month that a statutory public inquiry would begin in spring next year.

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DNACPR Orders and COVID-19

In this article, Sophie Barbour explores what the law says about the way that DNACPR orders should be made in more detail and consider some practical solutions to difficulties being faced by clinicians in view of COVID-19.

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Newsflash: Hospital Resources Amid Covid-19

On 9 April 2020, Chamberlain J. handed down his judgment in the case of University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust v MB [2020] 882 (QB) in which Hempsons and Simon Sinnatt, Counsel from 1 Crown Office Row Chambers, represented UCLH.

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Newsflash: Coronavirus and Critical Care

Ventilators and the number of critical care beds are a regular feature of the Government’s daily briefings and the questions posed by the media. This newsflash explores the guidance currently available and which of the current legal provisions will be held to apply.

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