Articles - DAC Beachcroft

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Health and Social Care - NHS/Public Sector

New rules on use of force in mental health units - are you ready?

New rules on use of force in mental health units - are you ready?

From 31 March 2022, new statutory obligations aimed at preventing inappropriate use of force will apply to organisations running inpatient mental heal ...

Crucial Court of Appeal decision on s.117 aftercare

Crucial Court of Appeal decision on s.117 aftercare

We now have the much awaited Court of Appeal decision in the case of Worcestershire County Council, R (On the Application Of) v Secretary of State for ...

Adult social care reform proposals - what might they mean for providers?

Adult social care reform proposals - what might they mean for providers?

What does the government’s long-awaited White Paper on adult social care reform mean for providers in the sector? The very fact that we now have a Whi ...

CQC prosecutions: latest on how the Courts decide level of fine

CQC prosecutions: latest on how the Courts decide level of fine

With the number of CQC prosecutions against health and social care providers on the rise and the fines imposed by the Court by way of sentence also ri ...

Trustees in the frame over death at charity-run home - what can other charities learn?

Trustees in the frame over death at charity-run home - what can other charities learn?

The Charity Commission has recently published its findings regarding a charity which provides care for adults recovering from mental health issues and ...

New year, new public procurement thresholds

New year, new public procurement thresholds

Changes to public procurement thresholds will come into force on 1 January 2022 by virtue of The Public Procurement (Agreement on Government Procureme ...

Changes to the NHS transactions guidance - have your say

Changes to the NHS transactions guidance - have your say

The current version of the “NHS transactions guidance” (the Guidance) is now 4 years old and - in order to reflect learning from past transactions and ...

A solution to the community deprivation of liberty dilemma at last?

A solution to the community deprivation of liberty dilemma at last?

The question of whether and how adults with mental capacity can be deprived of their liberty in the community - for example, via restrictions imposed ...

Medical device reform - balancing responsible innovation and patient safety

Medical device reform - balancing responsible innovation and patient safety

Following the UK’s departure from the European Union, the UK’s medical devices regulator, the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHR ...

M&A: Healthcare transformation drives dealmaking resurgence

M&A: Healthcare transformation drives dealmaking resurgence

After a pandemic-induced pause, strong investment appetite once again abounds in the healthcare sector. As the transformation of healthcare continues, ...