Articles - DAC Beachcroft

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Health and Social Care - NHS/Public Sector

Lower threshold for suicide conclusions upheld by Court of Appeal

Lower threshold for suicide conclusions upheld by Court of Appeal

Before July 2018, it had been settled law going back decades that coroners/juries had to be ‘sure’ that the deceased intended their actions to result ...

Primary Care Networks - Completing the Network Agreement

Primary Care Networks - Completing the Network Agreement

  The template Network Agreement, guidance and associated documents for the establishment of Primary Care Networks (PCNs) have been published. Here we ...

New Sepsis Requirement for NHS Trusts

New Sepsis Requirement for NHS Trusts

The NHS's fight against sepsis stepped up a gear on 1 April 2019, when its standard contract was amended to require all NHS Trusts in England to compl ...

Boost for retirement housing supply

Boost for retirement housing supply

The Government has now responded to the Law Commission’s recommendations on event fees in retirement properties, confirming that it will enact the Law ...

NHS pensions’ tax leading to serious workforce issues

NHS pensions’ tax leading to serious workforce issues

Doctors and senior NHS employees are increasingly triggering significant tax charges for themselves by breaching their “annual allowance” and “lifetim ...

CQC’s revamped factual accuracy check guidance: What’s new?

CQC’s revamped factual accuracy check guidance: What’s new?

The 10 day period for commenting on the factual accuracy of draft Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspection reports is a critical phase for health and ...

Digital Healthcare Technology Report 2019

Digital Healthcare Technology Report 2019

Technology is revolutionising NHS care. At the forefront of this revolution are apps and data platforms that promote seamless data sharing, and digita ...

Digital healthcare technology: information sharing

Digital healthcare technology: information sharing

Technology is changing the way both clinicians and patients can access their data. Gradual digitisation of patient records from paper to online has en ...

Digital healthcare technology: primary care

Digital healthcare technology: primary care

The commitment to digital-first primary care is clearly stated in the NHS Long Term Plan. What are the challenges and opportunities for digitally enab ...

Digital healthcare technology: mental health

Digital healthcare technology: mental health

How the mental health sector is leading the way in technology helping vulnerable patients. Mental health remains a Cinderella service despite repeated ...