Articles - DAC Beachcroft

Articles by Belinda Dix

Deaths Scrutiny:  Change Edges Closer

Deaths Scrutiny: Change Edges Closer

It's been a long time coming, but the government has just published its response to the consultation it ran two years ago on significant changes to wh ...

A new dawn for NHS incident investigations? Have your say by 12 June 2018

A new dawn for NHS incident investigations? Have your say by 12 June 2018

Summary With learning from incidents being seen as the key to safer care, the government, CQC and NHS Improvement are currently channelling a lot of e ...

Spotlight on Prevention of Future Deaths Reports

Spotlight on Prevention of Future Deaths Reports

Summary What can we take from the steady flow of Prevention of Future Deaths Reports (PFDs) issued by coroners in relation to patient care? How do the ...

Patient safety drive - Are you up-to-speed?

Patient safety drive - Are you up-to-speed?

Summary The national drive to improve patient safety continues to gather momentum. The latest developments include: Learning from Deaths Framework - ...

Med-mal: Inquests and closer ties to regulatory action

Med-mal: Inquests and closer ties to regulatory action

If a healthcare professional or provider has provided care or treatment which may have contributed to a patient's death, they are likely to be drawn i ...

Reconfiguring Health Services

Reconfiguring Health Services

As Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) move to reconfigure services and trim budgets, it is relatively easy to fall foul of the legislation enshrined ...

Draft GMC Guidance on Cosmetic Interventions

Draft GMC Guidance on Cosmetic Interventions

The General Medical Council ('GMC') has launched a public consultation on new draft Guidance which sets out the standards they expect doctors offering ...

Duty of Candour in the Independent Sector - are you ready for April 2015?

Duty of Candour in the Independent Sector - are you ready for April 2015?

From 1st April 2015, all health and social care providers registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC) are required to comply with a new Statutor ...

The Care Act 2014: Independent Providers - May 2014

The Care Act 2014: Independent Providers - May 2014

The Care Act 2014 came onto the statute books on 14 May 2014. It contains a number of provisions which will have a very significant impact on independ ...

Duty of Candour detail released: General transparency duty added - March 2014

Duty of Candour detail released: General transparency duty added - March 2014

We consider below yesterday’s launch of a consultation on the new statutory duty of candour, which provides the long awaited detail on candour trigger ...