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The NHS Long Term Plan - Mental Health

The NHS Long Term Plan - Mental Health

Following on from our article on the legislative changes set out within the NHS Long Term Plan, here we consider the impact of the Plan on mental heal ...

Safe Use of Portable Oxygen Systems – HSIB Investigates

Safe Use of Portable Oxygen Systems – HSIB Investigates

Portable oxygen systems are used extensively throughout the NHS. Safe delivery of oxygen is crucial. Despite this, evidence shows issues ranging from ...

The NHS Long Term Plan - our view on the proposed legislative changes

The NHS Long Term Plan - our view on the proposed legislative changes

The long awaited NHS Long Term Plan has been published. In this alert, the first in a series, DAC Beachcroft focus on the requests for legislative cha ...

Vicarious Liability and a phobia of owls – Brayshaw v The Partners of Apsley Surgery & O'Brien

Vicarious Liability and a phobia of owls – Brayshaw v The Partners of Apsley Surgery & O'Brien

To what extent can a GP Practice be held vicariously liable for the acts of Locum GPs it engages?  That question, and more, was considered by Mr Justi ...

Court of Appeal confirms lawfulness of Whole Population Annual Payments

Court of Appeal confirms lawfulness of Whole Population Annual Payments

The Court of Appeal has dismissed a challenge to the payment mechanism – the “Whole Population Annual Payment” (“WPAP”) proposed by NHS England and NH ...

CTOs and Deprivation of Liberty - Supreme Court Decides

CTOs and Deprivation of Liberty - Supreme Court Decides

We now have the Supreme Court conclusion to the long-running issue of Community Treatment Orders (CTOs) and deprivation of liberty. By way of headline ...

Court finds for Healthcare Defendants : No Duty of Care when advising non-patients to protect them from economic loss

Court finds for Healthcare Defendants : No Duty of Care when advising non-patients to protect them from economic loss

DAC Beachcroft were recently involved in a successful strike out application in which the Court confirmed that there was no duty of care on healthcare ...

Managing Mental Health in the Workplace - HPMA Webinar

Managing Mental Health in the Workplace - HPMA Webinar

Experts from DAC Beachcroft, Katy Horner and Rebecca Cole host a live webinar on behalf of HPMA looking at mental health in the workplace The sessi ...

Wrongful birth: clinical negligence compensation for poor advice

Wrongful birth: clinical negligence compensation for poor advice

Consider the following scenario: expectant parents attend an antenatal clinic where they are told that the fetus is healthy. This advice is negligentl ...

Mental Health Act Review - Impact in Practice?

Mental Health Act Review - Impact in Practice?

What does the future hold for the Mental Health Act? With the full report of the government-commissioned independent review of the Mental Health Act n ...