Articles - DAC Beachcroft

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Health and Social Care - NHS/Public Sector

 Employers, Are You Complying With Your Automatic Enrolment Obligations?

Employers, Are You Complying With Your Automatic Enrolment Obligations?

Last month we celebrated the 10 year anniversary of automatic enrolment on 31 October and saw the publication of a report setting out the findings fro ...

Updated guidance for assuring NHS transactions: what you need to know

Updated guidance for assuring NHS transactions: what you need to know

NHS England (“NHSE”) published updated guidance for assuring NHS transactions (“the Guidance”) on 11 October 2022, almost a year after it was consulte ...

New from the Court of Appeal: an inquest is not a ‘surrogate public inquiry’

New from the Court of Appeal: an inquest is not a ‘surrogate public inquiry’

As the arguments about whether an inquest should be a wider ‘Article 2’ inquiry rumble on in Coroners’ courts up and down the country, we now have the ...

Wisely and slow - timetable for UK Medical Device reform delayed

Wisely and slow - timetable for UK Medical Device reform delayed

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has published a decision to introduce a 12-month extension before the implementation of ...

MHRA publishes medical software and AI roadmap for way ahead

MHRA publishes medical software and AI roadmap for way ahead

The Medicines and Health products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has published a roadmap setting out how it will regulate software and artificial intelligen ...

Charities update: changes to rules on ex gratia payments delayed

Charities update: changes to rules on ex gratia payments delayed

In our recent article for charities setting out the latest on changes to be introduced by the Charities Act 2022, we touched on ‘ex gratia’ payments b ...

CQC clamps down on mental capacity

CQC clamps down on mental capacity

In a stark reminder to all health and social care providers of the importance of getting it right on consent and mental capacity, an NHS Trust has bee ...

Procurement Bill 2022: focus on conflicts of interest

Procurement Bill 2022: focus on conflicts of interest

As with many of the clauses set out in the recent Procurement Bill, at first glance the provisions on conflicts of interest appear to be broadly simil ...

NHS Resolution publish the second report on the Early Notification Scheme

NHS Resolution publish the second report on the Early Notification Scheme

The Early Notification (EN) scheme started in April 2017 and changed the landscape for the investigation of potential claims arising from injuries sus ...

Charity annual returns to become more onerous?

Charity annual returns to become more onerous?

Completing your charity’s annual return is potentially going to be harder work from next year, with the Charity Commission looking to significantly in ...