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World Patient Safety Day

World Patient Safety Day

This year the theme of the WHO’s World Patient Safety Day is dedicated to the need to prioritise and address safety in maternal and newborn care, part ...

Health and Care Bill 2021: Provider Selection

Health and Care Bill 2021: Provider Selection

In the next of our series of briefings on the Health and Care Bill, we look at the Government’s plans to repeal the current NHS procurement rules and ...

Health and Care Bill 2021: Implications for social care providers

Health and Care Bill 2021: Implications for social care providers

Summary Continuing our series of briefings about the Health and Care Bill 2021, we focus here on the impact for social care providers. Social care pro ...

The power of local autonomy in delivering healthcare

The power of local autonomy in delivering healthcare

Emerging from the command-and-control model that existed during the coronavirus pandemic, the power of local autonomy is now being realised, boosted b ...

The Cumberlege Report “First do no harm”: 12 months later, the government responds

The Cumberlege Report “First do no harm”: 12 months later, the government responds

The Independent Medicines and Medical Devices Safety (IMMDS) Review was commissioned in February 2018 by the then Secretary of State for Health, Jerem ...

Health and Care Bill 2021 - initial key questions for systems

Health and Care Bill 2021 - initial key questions for systems

It’s been a long time coming, and there have been some twists and turns along the way, but the Health and Care Bill 2021 has finally been introduced t ...

Khan v Meadows – liability for unanticipated consequences of medical negligence

Khan v Meadows – liability for unanticipated consequences of medical negligence

A medical doctor failed to give adequate advice about the risks of a child being born with haemophilia. The child was born and had haemophilia. The ch ...

Comparing national approaches: improvise, adapt, overcome

Comparing national approaches: improvise, adapt, overcome

Covid-19 represents one of the biggest singular global ‘events’ of recent memory. The world has faced crises before, but this one is existential. Occa ...

The EU Proposal for Regulation of Artificial Intelligence: meaningful steps toward grasping the medico-legal nettle?

The EU Proposal for Regulation of Artificial Intelligence: meaningful steps toward grasping the medico-legal nettle?

On 21 April, the European Commission published its bold proposal1 for a regulation laying down harmonised rules governing artificial intelligence. As ...

A roadmap to managing the elective care backlog

A roadmap to managing the elective care backlog

After the intensity of handling the first virus peak in 2020, now the UK’s health system faces  a further pressure point in dealing with the backlog i ...