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Landmark fine of £2 million for Southern Health

Yesterday, Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust was fined £2 million at Oxford Crown Court for two offences under Section 3(1) of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974. The charges arose from the deaths of two vulnerable patients. The…

Government commitment to personal injury reform

The Government has demonstrated its commitment to reforms to the personal injury sector by introducing its Civil Liability Bill. The measures are broadly in line with what has been debated for some time. This includes fixed damages for whiplash claims and…

GDPR – Privacy notices

In this briefing we seek to provide guidance as regards the work which may need to be undertaken in respect of privacy notices and contracts in order to achieve compliance with the requirements of the GDPR. Privacy notices Transparency is one of…

GDPR – Data subjects’ rights

This briefing considers the rights of data subjects which have either been strengthened and or introduced by GDPR in outline. There has been an abundance of commentary in relation to this area in particular and we hope to summarise the…

CQC briefing – CQC Notices of Proposal increase

As reported in a previous briefing, CQC enforcement action increased by 75% in 2017. It is also important to note that there has been an increase in Notices of Proposal (NOP) to impose conditions or vary the registration of providers. Commonly the…