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CQC Commissioner Assessment Update

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has a statutory responsibility to carry out reviews of councils and primary care trusts (PCTs), as commissioners of care. CQC is required to make assessments of each PCT and Adult Social Care (ASC) department in…

CPR Part 36 – Is rejection really rejection?

If a party makes an offer to settle a case under Part 36 of the Civil Procedure Rules (‘CPR’) and the other party does not accept it and fails to obtain an equal or more advantageous outcome at trial, the offeror is likely…

GMC Guidance – End of Life Care

The General Medical Council (GMC) has published new guidance entitled “Treatment and care towards the end of life: good practice in decision making”. The guidance came into force on 1st July 2010. The GMC recognises that doctors who are providing treatment and care to…