Articles - DAC Beachcroft

Articles by Belinda Dix

Deaths Scrutiny:  Change Edges Closer

Deaths Scrutiny: Change Edges Closer

It's been a long time coming, but the government has just published its response to the consultation it ran two years ago on significant changes to wh ...

A new dawn for NHS incident investigations? Have your say by 12 June 2018

A new dawn for NHS incident investigations? Have your say by 12 June 2018

Summary With learning from incidents being seen as the key to safer care, the government, CQC and NHS Improvement are currently channelling a lot of e ...

Spotlight on Prevention of Future Deaths Reports

Spotlight on Prevention of Future Deaths Reports

Summary What can we take from the steady flow of Prevention of Future Deaths Reports (PFDs) issued by coroners in relation to patient care? How do the ...

Draft GMC Guidance on Cosmetic Interventions

Draft GMC Guidance on Cosmetic Interventions

The General Medical Council ('GMC') has launched a public consultation on new draft Guidance which sets out the standards they expect doctors offering ...

Duty of Candour detail released: General transparency duty added - March 2014

Duty of Candour detail released: General transparency duty added - March 2014

We consider below yesterday’s launch of a consultation on the new statutory duty of candour, which provides the long awaited detail on candour trigger ...