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Homeopathy and the NHS

The High Court recently rejected a legal challenge[1] by the British Homeopathic Association (BHA) to overturn NHS England’s (NHSE) decision to no longer fund homeopathy. The BHA applied for a judicial review on 20 October 2017 following NHS England’s consultation…

Subject access requests for mixed personal data

DR B v The General Medical Council [2018] EWCA CIV 4197 Background In proceedings before the High Court the Registrant, Dr B, had successfully challenged the General Medical Council’s (GMC) decision to disclose to P, the patient complainant, an expert report in…

GMC powers curtailed by Health Secretary

The Williams Review has published its report concerning gross negligence manslaughter in healthcare. The report suggests sweeping changes in the way fatal medical errors are investigated. Criminalising doctors for errors The rapid policy review was instigated by Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, in the…