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Care homes briefing 188 – New powers given to fine directors

Providers will be well aware of their obligations in relation to data protection particularly following the coming into force of GDPR.[1] The Information Commissioner’s powers to fine individuals has recently been extended by the Privacy and Electronic Communications (Amendment) Regulations 2018.[2] The…

Care home briefing 186 – Care homes told to act now

Care home providers should not delay in reviewing their operating systems and processes and terms and conditions of contract. It is likely that enforcement action will be swift and determined and will inevitably have a detrimental effect on businesses. Comprehensive advice…

Increasing transparency – Report on whistleblowing

The first healthcare regulators report on whistleblowing was published on 11 September 2018, collating over 12 months of information from each of the 8 healthcare regulators.[1] What is the report and why was it commissioned? The report, designed to provide information in…

Subject access requests and health records

The right of patients to access their personal data is not new. The GDPR made some potentially significant changes to that right including abolishing fees (in most cases) and shortening the timescale for data controllers to respond to subject access…