Jan 30, 2020
The Court of Appeal has rejected a challenge to reorganisation plans by two clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) in the North East but has criticised a lower court judge for delays in issuing his judgment, which created a situation that did not comply with Civil Procedure Rules.
Jan 23, 2020
The Vice-President of the Court of Protection, Mr Justice Hayden, has issued guidance on applications to the court relating to medical treatment.
Jan 22, 2020
Health and social care law firm Hempsons is to merge with Eastwoods which specialises in defending professionals.
Jan 20, 2020
The government declined to bail out two PFI schemes being built by failed construction firm Carillion for risk of setting a precedent that the taxpayer would bear the risk of future PFI projects that ran into trouble, a report published last week by the National Audit Office has found.
Dec 12, 2019
A group of 17 NHS foundation trusts have failed to persuade a High Court judge that they are charities and so eligible for substantial reductions on the non-domestic rates payable on the properties they occupy.
Nov 21, 2019
The number of applications made by care homes and hospitals to local authorities under the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) has increased by an average of 15.0% each year since 2014-15, official statistics from NHS Digital have revealed.
Nov 19, 2019
The Court of Appeal is this week hearing a challenge to the decision by clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) to transfer services away from South Tyneside Hospital.
Nov 15, 2019
The ICO has issued updated guidance on special category data, to which data controllers must give extra protection under the GDPR.
Nov 13, 2019
The Welsh Government will introduce a minimum unit price for alcohol of 50p from 2 March 2020, after regulations were this week approved by the National Assembly for Wales.
Oct 18, 2019
Legal action brought by a father over his daughter’s prolonged detention has been resolved, including a claim for damages, following mediation.
Oct 18, 2019
A charity has launched a judicial review over the policy of charging vulnerable migrant women for NHS maternity care, saying it was deterring them from attending essential health care appointments.
Oct 10, 2019
An investigation by the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman has found a council at fault for not reviewing an autistic woman’s care plan for more than five years, and for not adhering to the most fundamental parts of the Care and Support Statutory Guidance.
Oct 01, 2019
There is strong public and NHS staff support for scrapping section 75 of the Health and Social Care Act 2012 and for removing the commissioning of NHS healthcare services from the jurisdiction of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015, NHS England and NHS Improvement have said.
Sep 16, 2019
The Court of Appeal has given permission to campaigners to appeal a High Court ruling rejecting their judicial review challenge over the closure of services at South Tyneside Hospital.
Sep 12, 2019
A clinical commissioning group is facing legal action from a local campaign group which, unusually, objects to three hospitals being kept open.
Sep 10, 2019
The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust has said it is investigating a data security incident reportedly involving the Charing Cross Gender Identity Clinic.
Aug 30, 2019
Four children with the neurodegenerative condition Batten disease have been given permission to bring a judicial review challenge over a decision to not make a potentially life-saving treatment available through the NHS in England.
Aug 27, 2019
Law firm Browne Jacobson has acted as legal adviser on the merger clearance of a deal that will lead to the formation of one of the North of England’s biggest university hospital trusts.
Aug 21, 2019
A former manager at a care home where a young woman died is due to be sentenced later this month for failing to attend and disclose evidence to an inquest.
Aug 19, 2019
Campaigners have been granted permission to bring a judicial review challenge over plans to reduce the number of hospitals able to offer emergency stroke treatment in Kent.
Aug 15, 2019
The Technology and Construction Court has accepted Cornwall Council's arguments that a procurement claim made against it by the Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust should be struck out.
Aug 06, 2019
The HealthTrust Europe group purchasing organisation for NHS bodies has appointed ten providers to its latest legal services framework, which is worth an estimated £40m.
Aug 02, 2019
Two clinical commissioning groups (CCG) have hailed a written judgement as vindicating a controversial service reorganisation in South Tyneside and Sunderland, although campaigners have warned they plan to appeal.
Jul 26, 2019
Campaign group Defend Dorset NHS has been refused a second judicial review of plans by the Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group to re-structure NHS service in the county.
Jul 25, 2019
A High Court hearing into the suspension of accident and emergency services at The Friarage hospital in Northallerton has been vacated this week after management at the South Tees NHS Foundation Trust agreed to hold a full consultation into the decision.