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A short guide to the key COVID-19 legal developments in the health sector

A short guide to the key COVID-19 legal developments in the health sector

In light of the national COVID19 emergency, our health sector clients are under enormous pressure, facing a range of decisions that need to be made at ...

COVID-19: Procurement Policy Notes on supporting suppliers

COVID-19: Procurement Policy Notes on supporting suppliers

Contracting authorities are actively encouraged to have a procurement strategy that allows small and medium sized enterprises to access public contrac ...

As you were, for under-settled NIHL claims following Supreme Court ruling in Edwards

As you were, for under-settled NIHL claims following Supreme Court ruling in Edwards

Professional negligence claims against solicitors for under settling Noise Induced Hearing Loss (“NIHL”) claims are on the rise and look to be gatheri ...

Key COVID-19 legal developments in the health sector: NHS Standard Contract developments

Key COVID-19 legal developments in the health sector: NHS Standard Contract developments

Following the letter from Sir Simon Stevens and Amanda Pritchard dated 17 March 2020 setting out details of the collaborative arrangements between the ...

Key COVID-19 legal developments in the health sector: streamlined governance to respond to an emergency

Key COVID-19 legal developments in the health sector: streamlined governance to respond to an emergency

Many organisations are concerned about their abilities to take urgent decisions within the current legislative framework. Whist NHS organisations will ...

Key COVID-19 legal developments in the health sector: Increasing capacity and patient flow – Hospital Discharge Guidance

Key COVID-19 legal developments in the health sector: Increasing capacity and patient flow – Hospital Discharge Guidance

  On 19 March 2020, the Department of Health issued emergency guidance for hospital discharge (“Guidance”)  designed to improve patient flow and incre ...

Key COVID-19 legal developments in the health sector: Patient engagement, equalities and target duties

Key COVID-19 legal developments in the health sector: Patient engagement, equalities and target duties

Do NHS organisations still need to comply with duties around patient engagement, equalities, and for CCGs target duties under section 14P to 14Z1 of t ...

COVID-19: The impact on procurement over the next coming months

COVID-19: The impact on procurement over the next coming months

As we are in the midst of what has been described as the worst public health crisis for this generation, NHS Procurement teams and suppliers of produc ...

COVID-19: Briefing Bulletin - Health

COVID-19: Briefing Bulletin - Health

DAC Beachcroft is receiving an increasing number of client requests on Covid-19 issues. With the NHS, a number of leading private healthcare providers ...

Charities Providing Care Report: Leadership, Safety and Governance

Charities Providing Care Report: Leadership, Safety and Governance

As charities provide more health and social care services, their leadership and governance will come under increasing scrutiny from regulators.