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Getting It Right First Time (“GIRFT”) publishes clinical practice guide for improving the management of adult COVID-19 patients in secondary care

Getting It Right First Time (“GIRFT”) publishes clinical practice guide for improving the management of adult COVID-19 patients in secondary care

GIRFT aims to help to improve the quality of care provided by the NHS by reducing variations in the way that healthcare is provided across Trusts.  As ...

Court of Appeal provides valuable guidance on cauda equina syndrome claims

Court of Appeal provides valuable guidance on cauda equina syndrome claims

Hewes v (1) West Hertfordshire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust, (2) East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust & (3) Dr Tanna provides valuable guidanc ...

NHS Resolution relaunches Maternity Incentive Scheme Year 3

NHS Resolution relaunches Maternity Incentive Scheme Year 3

NHS Resolution launched its “Maternity Incentive Scheme” in 2018 to support the Department of Health’s Maternity Safety Strategy and to generally seek ...

Informed Consent: The Importance of Clear Documentation

Informed Consent: The Importance of Clear Documentation

The recent decision of the High Court in the case of Pepper v Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust highlights the importance of clear documentation ...

Is It Always Negligent To Get It “Wrong”?

Is It Always Negligent To Get It “Wrong”?

The recent decision of the High Court in the case of Brady v Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust confirms an important principle in clin ...

Mustard v Flower: Is it Fair Game for a Claimant to Covertly Record Examinations by Medical Experts?

Mustard v Flower: Is it Fair Game for a Claimant to Covertly Record Examinations by Medical Experts?

The question of what was said by a Claimant during an appointment with a medical expert can often become a key issue in clinical negligence claims, pa ...

New Sepsis Requirement for NHS Trusts

New Sepsis Requirement for NHS Trusts

The NHS's fight against sepsis stepped up a gear on 1 April 2019, when its standard contract was amended to require all NHS Trusts in England to compl ...

Do the benefits of Part 36 always kick in when a Claimant beats the offer at Trial?

Do the benefits of Part 36 always kick in when a Claimant beats the offer at Trial?

The recent decision of Foskett J in the case of JMX v Norfolk & Norwich Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust [2017] EWHC 3082 (QB) concerned a claim rel ...