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New guide helps NHS trusts improve patient safety by learning from clinical negligence claims 

New guide helps NHS trusts improve patient safety by learning from clinical negligence claims 

A new guide, “Learning from Litigation Claims: The Getting It Right First Time (GIRFT) and NHS Resolution best practice guide for clinicians and manag ...

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 ...

Response to the Provider Selection Regime Consultation

Response to the Provider Selection Regime Consultation

As a leading law firm advising clients in the health and social care sector we have engaged with our clients in relation to the Provider Selection Reg ...

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 ...

Managing turbulent times: moving the dial on healthcare leadership

Managing turbulent times: moving the dial on healthcare leadership

Covid-19 has disrupted strategic healthcare management plans as well as day-to-day operations. That the health service has coped as well as it has is ...

Legal update on the pitfalls and intricacies of medicolegal expert evidence

Legal update on the pitfalls and intricacies of medicolegal expert evidence

Medicolegal expert evidence sits at the heart of cases involving injury, and from a practitioner’s perspective building a case around expert evidence ...

Toombes v Mitchell: wrongful life v wrongful birth

Toombes v Mitchell: wrongful life v wrongful birth

Can a disabled person ever claim damages on the basis that they would not have been born but for a defendant’s negligence? This is the question that w ...

NHS Pension Scheme - No further changes will be made for annual allowance tax concerns but proposed changes relating to sexual orientation discrimination and final pay controls provisions

NHS Pension Scheme - No further changes will be made for annual allowance tax concerns but proposed changes relating to sexual orientation discrimination and final pay controls provisions

The government has concluded that no further changes need to be made to the NHS Pension Scheme (NHSPS) in relation to annual allowance tax concerns ra ...

A new delivery model for mental health

A new delivery model for mental health

While the events of 2020 and beyond have turned all aspects of healthcare on their head, few areas have been more drastically impacted than mental hea ...