Dec 12, 2019
Relief for councils as NHS trusts lose High Court bid to claim £1.5bn charities reduction on business rates
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
Charity in legal action over charging policy for vulnerable migrant women accessing NHS maternity care
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
Ombudsman raps council for failing to review care plan for five years, not adhering to statutory guidance
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
NHS bodies urge scrapping of s.75 tendering rules and removing healthcare commissioning from Public Contracts Regulations
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.