Articles - DAC Beachcroft

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Mental Healthcare Report 2019

Mental Healthcare Report 2019

Attitudes to mental health and wellbeing are going through a major change. Alongside increased public awareness of mental health issues, there are als ...

Reforming Regulation of Healthcare Professionals: A Step Forward?

Reforming Regulation of Healthcare Professionals: A Step Forward?

What does the future hold for the regulation of healthcare professionals? The government’s recent response to the consultation it ran on reforming the ...

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, DAC Beachcroft looks at why we need to understand when the vast majority ...

Gross negligence manslaughter in healthcare: What’s the latest?

Gross negligence manslaughter in healthcare: What’s the latest?

We look at the ‘Independent Review of Gross Negligence Manslaughter and Culpable Homicide’  report’s key findings and some of the changes it envisages ...

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 ...