In the judgement handed down on 22 September 2020 in the case of the General Medical Council v Dr RH  EWHC 2518 (Admin), Mrs Justice Foster gives guidance to professional regulators as to how sexual misconduct should be charged,…
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- Alleging sexual motivation in regulatory/disciplinary proceedings – new High Court guidance
- CQC Inspections update
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- COVID Challenges in Dentistry: Consent to Treatment
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- NHS Dentistry – Resumption of service but not as usual
- It wasn’t written down but it did happen
- Coroner's Inquests and investigations into Covid-19 deaths in the workplace.
- Interim Orders - is a dental care professional’s right to privacy less important than a doctor's?
- A New Legal Duty for Clinicians
- General Medical Council - review of fitness to practise cases in the face of coronavirus
- Gross negligence manslaughter- Tolerating risk in the era of coronavirus
- Inquests: The Coronavirus Act 2020 and the scrutiny dilemma
- Covid-19 - Chief Coroner's Guidance on Post-Mortem Examinations during the Pandemic
- Updated guidance on Inquests during Covid-19 crisis
- Court of Protection Practice in light of Covid-19
- Ethical principles to underpin decisions in adult social care
- Covid-19. Cross sector assistance and protection for healthcare professionals
- Regulators’ statement to former healthcare professionals in response to the coronavirus crisis
- The Paterson Inquiry - Do doctors face an increased prospect of exclusion from work?
- 'Shadow Consultations' - why they are best avoided
- Police Investigations - the uncertainty of RUI
- Warnings given at fitness to practice investigations – should you challenge them?
- Notification of Deaths Regulations 2019 – A unified approach
- Are you facilitating your patients’ autonomy? Mordel v Royal Berkshire and the objective of informed consent
- Justice in Wales for the People of Wales: commission report
- Personal or Professional Misconduct? A shrinking role for MHPS
- The Supreme Court’s Judgment on the Limits of the Exercise of Parental Responsibility
- The Right to be Forgotten - Rounds 2 and 3
- Welsh Assembly Review: Petition to Make Mental Health Services More Accessible
- PI discount rate reset: A fair and balanced approach?
- Government confirms intended reforms of regulation for healthcare professionals
- Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: The GMC & BAME healthcare professionals
- The Pitfalls of Annual Renewal for Dentists and DCPs
- Independent Review of Gross Negligence Manslaughter - An Insider's Perspective
All providers will be aware that CQC has stopped undertaking routine inspections during the period of the pandemic, limiting on-site inspections to cases of high risk. Instead, their monitoring function has been carried out using the Emergency Support Framework, which…
The current pandemic has severely disrupted the vast majority of legal proceedings across the U.K and Inquests are no exception. On 11 June 2020, the Chief Coroner of England and Wales, HHJ Mark Lucraft QC issued new guidance, Guidance No…
Since July 2014 there has been a legal obligation on registered healthcare professionals to have indemnity cover for the work which they undertake. This is intended to ensure that patients can be properly compensated in the event they are harmed…
Whilst much has changed since the arrival of COVID, the law on informed consent, and the corresponding GDC standards remain the same. Consent is a frequent theme in both negligence claims and GDC investigations. COVID brings new challenges for dental…
As dental practices across the country begin to re-open their doors, they face significant challenges and uncertainty. We look at some of the most recent guidance for dental practices and address some of the biggest hurdles that lie ahead. The guidance…
We consider a recent decision of the Scottish Courts where the absence of a written record of the discussions underpinning consent to a surgical procedure were successfully overcome by the Surgeon’s evidence at trial. The Background M died in September 2013 as…
The Chief Coroner has issued guidance to assist coroners during the Covid-19 pandemic. Chief Coroner’s Guidance No.37 deals with Covid-19 deaths and possible exposure in the workplace. It has attracted adverse publicity from some quarters suggesting that families will be denied…
“…. those who have simply come under suspicion by an organ of the state have, in general, a reasonable and objectively founded expectation of privacy in relation to that fact and an expressed basis for that suspicion. The suspicion may…
ABC v St George’s Healthcare NHS Trust has established a new legal duty of care upon clinicians to consider disclosing confidential information without consent, if another person is felt to be at risk of serious harm. Clinicians were previously and…