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Health and Care Bill 2021 - initial key questions for systems

Health and Care Bill 2021 - initial key questions for systems

It’s been a long time coming, and there have been some twists and turns along the way, but the Health and Care Bill 2021 has finally been introduced t ...

Khan v Meadows – liability for unanticipated consequences of medical negligence

Khan v Meadows – liability for unanticipated consequences of medical negligence

A medical doctor failed to give adequate advice about the risks of a child being born with haemophilia. The child was born and had haemophilia. The ch ...

Comparing national approaches: improvise, adapt, overcome

Comparing national approaches: improvise, adapt, overcome

Covid-19 represents one of the biggest singular global ‘events’ of recent memory. The world has faced crises before, but this one is existential. Occa ...

The EU Proposal for Regulation of Artificial Intelligence: meaningful steps toward grasping the medico-legal nettle?

The EU Proposal for Regulation of Artificial Intelligence: meaningful steps toward grasping the medico-legal nettle?

On 21 April, the European Commission published its bold proposal1 for a regulation laying down harmonised rules governing artificial intelligence. As ...

A roadmap to managing the elective care backlog

A roadmap to managing the elective care backlog

After the intensity of handling the first virus peak in 2020, now the UK’s health system faces  a further pressure point in dealing with the backlog i ...

Managing turbulent times: moving the dial on healthcare leadership

Managing turbulent times: moving the dial on healthcare leadership

Covid-19 has disrupted strategic healthcare management plans as well as day-to-day operations. That the health service has coped as well as it has is ...

Legal update on the pitfalls and intricacies of medicolegal expert evidence

Legal update on the pitfalls and intricacies of medicolegal expert evidence

Medicolegal expert evidence sits at the heart of cases involving injury, and from a practitioner’s perspective building a case around expert evidence ...

Toombes v Mitchell: wrongful life v wrongful birth

Toombes v Mitchell: wrongful life v wrongful birth

Can a disabled person ever claim damages on the basis that they would not have been born but for a defendant’s negligence? This is the question that w ...

A new delivery model for mental health

A new delivery model for mental health

While the events of 2020 and beyond have turned all aspects of healthcare on their head, few areas have been more drastically impacted than mental hea ...

“Decompromising” a claim: Fraud and Part 36 settlements

“Decompromising” a claim: Fraud and Part 36 settlements

The recent judgment in Khalid Kasem v University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust [2021] EWHC 136 (QB) saw the court addressing the issue ...