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World Patient Safety Day – Safe Health Workers, Safe Patients

World Patient Safety Day – Safe Health Workers, Safe Patients

The second ever World Patient Safety Day takes place today, 17 September 2020, with a focus on making health worker safety a priority for patient safe ...

New ‘Who Pays?’ Guidance - What CCGs need to know

New ‘Who Pays?’ Guidance - What CCGs need to know

New ‘Who Pays?’ guidance which sets out how to determine which CCG is responsible for commissioning and/or paying for a person’s care - has been publi ...

Three years: DAC Beachcroft successfully defends clinical negligence claim on grounds of limitation

Three years: DAC Beachcroft successfully defends clinical negligence claim on grounds of limitation

Defending a claim upon limitation grounds is known to be fraught with difficulty. However, in the right circumstances the Limitation Act 1980 can stil ...

Dealing with a vexatious litigant – a time to show restraint

Dealing with a vexatious litigant – a time to show restraint

A vexatious litigant who refuses to accept defeat may place both a financial and emotional burden on the person they are litigating against. In this a ...

Recent case finds charity’s policy discriminates unlawfully

Recent case finds charity’s policy discriminates unlawfully

The case of R (Cornerstone (North East) Adoption and Fostering Service Ltd v Ofsted [2020] EWHC 1679 (Admin) was decided last Friday 10 July. In very ...

Case alert: High Court rejects BMA’s challenge to local safeguarding partnership’s arrangements under the Children Act 2004

Case alert: High Court rejects BMA’s challenge to local safeguarding partnership’s arrangements under the Children Act 2004

The High Court’s recent decision, in R (British Medical Association) v Northamptonshire County Council & Others [2020] EWHC 1664 (Admin), is the f ...

DAC Beachcroft part of first ever Court of Protection Skype hearing

DAC Beachcroft part of first ever Court of Protection Skype hearing

DAC Beachcroft’s Healthcare Regulatory team recently took part in the first ever Court of Protection hearing to be heard over Skype. The COVID-19 pand ...

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.

Charities Providing Care Report: The Regulators

Charities Providing Care Report: The Regulators

Charities must be able to demonstrate to regulators that they have strong systems in place to ensure they identify and act on safeguarding issues, and ...

Charities Providing Care Report: Getting Leadership Right

Charities Providing Care Report: Getting Leadership Right

Good leadership starts at the top and nurtures strong leaders at every level of an organisation.