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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 ...

What next for NHS data?

What next for NHS data?

The NHS holds patient records relating to over 55 million people, which if curated across primary, secondary and social care, could provide one of the ...

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 ...

Swift v Carpenter

Swift v Carpenter

The long-awaited and twice adjourned appeal of Swift v Carpenter started in the Court of Appeal on 23 June 2020.

Secondary Victim Claims - Paul & Others v The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust

Secondary Victim Claims - Paul & Others v The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust

The decision in the Paul appeal was handed down last week. Mr Justice Chamberlain found that Master Cook was wrong to strike out the Claimants’ claims ...

Clinical negligence claims not based on expert evidence will be struck out

Clinical negligence claims not based on expert evidence will be struck out

The recent appeal decision in Magee v Willmott [2020] EWHC 1378 (QB) serves as a useful reminder for solicitors acting on behalf of claimants in clini ...