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Health and Care Bill 2021 - ICS governance - laying firm foundations

Health and Care Bill 2021 - ICS governance - laying firm foundations

In the first of our series of briefings on the Health and Care Bill 2021, we discussed some of the initial key questions for systems and what they can ...

Health and Social Care Committee publishes wide-ranging report on the safety of maternity services in England

Health and Social Care Committee publishes wide-ranging report on the safety of maternity services in England

The House of Commons Health and Social Care Committee, under the chairmanship of Jeremy Hunt MP, has been conducting an inquiry in relation to the saf ...

Security guards in A&E: A reminder that context is everything

Security guards in A&E: A reminder that context is everything

Judgment was recently handed down in the tragic case of Leanne Walsh (as Administratrix of the Estate of Gareth Walsh (Deceased)) (& 7 others) v N ...

Health and care data: time to level up?

Health and care data: time to level up?

The government’s data strategy has now landed, and it is impressive in both scope and ambition.  It is, however, densely packed with a huge array of c ...

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 ...