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With the saying of a little bit of Norman French (“La Reyne le vault”) by the Clerk of the Parliaments in the House of Lords, Royal Assent to the Health and Care Bill was given on 28 April 2022.
Throughout the pandemic, the CQC have kept their regulatory approach under review to recognise the changing pressures health and social care services find themselves under.
In her last of three articles about employment tribunals, which can cost doctor employers many thousands of pounds if they lose, solicitor Julia Gray explains what to expect if you face a hearing.
A tricky issue for primary care networks (PCNs) has been how to go about employing their staff. Some PCNs appoint a lead practice to employ staff on behalf of all practices. Others share employment responsibilities across all practices.
Are you currently operating as a Partnership at Will, with no agreed documentation to govern the operation of your partnership or the ownership of your practice premises?
The UK COVID-19 Public Inquiry will examine the UK’s pandemic response and identify learning and make recommendations to support the UK being better prepared to respond to future pandemics.
PPN 01/22 was published on 28 March 2022 to provide guidance as to how contracting authorities can further cut ties with companies backed by the states of Russia and Belarus.
In March 2022, NHS England published guidance to extend the principles within PPN 06/20 to ensure the consistent approach of all In-scope Organisations to apply net zero and social value to the commissioning and purchase of goods and services by NHS organisations.
Liberty Protection Safeguards (“LPS”) are due to replace the current Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards.
The draft terms of reference for the COVID-19 public inquiry have been announced. These are wide-ranging and cover the public health response, including how and when decisions were made; how the NHS and wider health and social care system responded, including issues or capacity and resilience; and the economic response.
In her article last month, Julia Gray described the process of responding to an employment tribunal claim. Here she considers the steps to prepare the case for hearing or otherwise resolve the claim. Directions – also known as ‘case management orders’ – will be set out in writing by the tribunal telling the parties how to prepare the case for the final hearing.
Selling a care home requires input from specialist legal advisors who are experts in business law and social care law. In this article, we highlight the important considerations.
On Friday 4 March, Mr Staunton was acquitted of the two bribery charges brought against him, related to the placement of medicines within the NHS. Assisted by trainee solicitor Clara Gogarty, and instructing Fiona Horlick QC of Outer Temple Chambers, this was the culmination of a six-week trial at Southampton Crown Court.