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NHS safety: top of the world

NHS safety: top of the world

To achieve the goal of making the NHS the safest health service in the world, Mark Gould looks at why we need to understand when the vast majority of ...

The NHS Long Term Plan balancing act

The NHS Long Term Plan balancing act

When he launched the NHS Long Term Plan, NHS England Chief Executive, Simon Stevens, called for the removal of restrictive competition and procurement ...

How workforce planning is posing the biggest threat to the NHS

How workforce planning is posing the biggest threat to the NHS

The NHS Long Term Plan sets out how the health service in England will be transformed over the next decade. It promises improved services, better prev ...

GP Indemnity Scheme – Everything you need to know

GP Indemnity Scheme – Everything you need to know

The new GP indemnity scheme, called the Clinical Negligence Scheme for General Practice (CNSGP), went live on 1 April 2019.

Secrets and lies: dishonest exaggeration in clinical negligence claims

Secrets and lies: dishonest exaggeration in clinical negligence claims

NHS Resolution's recent success in the Lesley Elder case highlights the increasing importance of undertaking investigations where there are genuine qu ...

Successful defence of a consent case in the Court of Appeal

Successful defence of a consent case in the Court of Appeal

It is increasingly common for clinical negligence claims to involve allegations around consent, but as this recent Court of Appeal judgment demonstrat ...

The unchanging chance of winning on No.7 - Trial success for the Defendant in surgery which would always have taken place

The unchanging chance of winning on No.7 - Trial success for the Defendant in surgery which would always have taken place

In the recent case of Pomphrey v. Secretary of State for Health and North Bristol NHS Trust [2019] 4 WLUK 483, where DAC Beachcroft acted for the Defe ...

Health Adviser: Issue 20

Health Adviser: Issue 20

The latest version of our Health Adviser magazine is now available online, click on the articles below to find out more. DAC Beachcroft’s Health Advis ...

Can mental health support teams help with the surge in demand for services within UK schools?

Can mental health support teams help with the surge in demand for services within UK schools?

Schools will soon begin piloting a scheme that will see support teams work with children in a bid to address concerns surrounding mental health in you ...

Replacing the DoLS regime - End in sight?

Replacing the DoLS regime - End in sight?

The long road to replacing the current Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) has just passed another major milestone, with the legislative framewor ...