Articles - DAC Beachcroft

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Health and Social Care - NHS/Public Sector

Medical Professionals and the 'Right to be Forgotten': Developments Following Landmark Dutch Surgeon Decision

Medical Professionals and the 'Right to be Forgotten': Developments Following Landmark Dutch Surgeon Decision

The reputation of a healthcare professional has always been important. Today, healthcare professionals and providers must take increasing care of thei ...

'What does a good Spinal Service look like?' Find out with the latest GIRFT Report

'What does a good Spinal Service look like?' Find out with the latest GIRFT Report

The GIRFT programme led by Professor Tim Briggs is designed to improve healthcare practices, techniques and processes for the benefit of patients. The ...

Defendants are not obliged to make reasonable enquiries of third parties before making "non-admissions" in the Defence

Defendants are not obliged to make reasonable enquiries of third parties before making "non-admissions" in the Defence

The recent Court of Appeal decision in SPI North Limited v (1) Swiss Post International (UK) Limited (2) Asendia UK Limited [2019] EWCA Civ 7 is a hel ...

Charity Commission makes use of new regulatory powers

Charity Commission makes use of new regulatory powers

As charities will be aware, the Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Act 2016 made numerous amendments to the Charities Act 2011 (the “Act”) b ...

MCA Breaches: Paying the Price?

MCA Breaches: Paying the Price?

Not following Mental Capacity Act (MCA) requirements can amount to false imprisonment giving rise to significant damages payouts. So found the High Co ...

Use of Force in Mental Health Units - Impact of New Legislation?

Use of Force in Mental Health Units - Impact of New Legislation?

With the push to minimise use of patient restraint in the mental health context remaining high on the government and CQC agenda, there is now legislat ...

Success for Defendant Trust in Strike Out application for secondary victim claim : Doosey v Leeds Teaching Hospital NHS Trust [2017]

Success for Defendant Trust in Strike Out application for secondary victim claim : Doosey v Leeds Teaching Hospital NHS Trust [2017]

DAC Beachcroft were involved in this successful strike out application in which the Court confirmed that the Claimant did not fulfil the necessary cri ...

The NHS Long Term Plan: governance for integration

The NHS Long Term Plan: governance for integration

The word ‘governance’ appears four times in the  NHS Long term plan (LTP); three times in relation to innovation, technology and data and once in the ...

The NHS Long Term Plan: Digital-First Primary Care

The NHS Long Term Plan: Digital-First Primary Care

The NHS may not be the quickest to adopt new technology (Secretary of State Matt Hancock recently banned NHS organisations from buying new fax machine ...

The NHS Long Term Plan - what does this mean for data?

The NHS Long Term Plan - what does this mean for data?

In our latest briefing on the NHS Long Term Plan we examine its approach to utilising data.