Articles - DAC Beachcroft

Articles by Christian Carr

Enter Sandbox - New CQC requirements for digital clinical triage tools

Enter Sandbox - New CQC requirements for digital clinical triage tools

CQC has published its findings from its first ‘regulatory sandboxing’ exercise, the output of which includes a change in the criteria which providers ...

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 ...

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 ...

Unleashing the potential of data-driven health and care

Unleashing the potential of data-driven health and care

At NHS Expo 2018, we saw the commitment of the NHS to technology and innovation as a key theme, with the announcement of more funding for Global Digit ...

Stemming the Criminalisation of Healthcare? Latest developments

Stemming the Criminalisation of Healthcare? Latest developments

In the wake of the controversial Bawa-Garba case, the government commissioned a rapid policy review into the prosecution of doctors for gross negligen ...

Clouded judgment: when is software regulated as a medical device?

Clouded judgment: when is software regulated as a medical device?

Technology is revolutionising medicine and software is increasingly used in healthcare to help both patients and clinicians in their decisions. But so ...

Allowing the dust to settle: Criminal and Professional Disciplinary implications of the Dr Bawa-Garba case - Part II – Update Note

Allowing the dust to settle: Criminal and Professional Disciplinary implications of the Dr Bawa-Garba case - Part II – Update Note

1. Introduction On 23 February 2018, we published a legal briefing on the criminal and disciplinary implications of the Dr Bawa-Garba case.  In this b ...

Allowing the dust to settle: Criminal and Professional Disciplinary implications of the Dr Bawa-Garba case

Allowing the dust to settle: Criminal and Professional Disciplinary implications of the Dr Bawa-Garba case

1. Introduction The recent legal proceedings against Dr Hadiza Bawa-Garba have provoked widespread anxiety in the medical profession.  Mindful of the ...

Reflections on the Dr Bawa-Garba case

Reflections on the Dr Bawa-Garba case

It is fair to say that the much publicised case of Dr Bawa-Garba causes opinion to divide sharply and strongly. The facts of the case are tragic for a ...

Shades of grey: Dishonesty and impairment in fitness to practise proceedings

Shades of grey: Dishonesty and impairment in fitness to practise proceedings

Summary To what extent must a finding of dishonesty in professional regulatory proceedings go hand-in-hand with a finding of impaired fitness to pract ...