The Court of Appeal unanimously allowed the appeal of by Dr Hadiza Bawa-Garba against the decision of the Divisional Court to erase her. Following the decision of the High Court in January 2018 to substitute the original Medical Practitioner’s Tribunal (MPT)…
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- Dr Bawa-Garba successful on appeal
- The use of CCTV in care homes - The legal issues
- The withdrawal of clinically assisted nutrition and hydration - Is court approval required?
- Care homes briefing 180 – Driving improvement: A CQC resource for adult social care providers
- Sir Cliff’s victory: Why registrants with the General Dental Council should care
- Homeopathy and the NHS
- Subject access requests for mixed personal data
- GPhC publishes 'Guidance to ensure a safe and effective pharmacy team'
- Home Office excludes doctors and nurses from the cap on skilled worker visas
- GMC powers curtailed by Health Secretary
- Under pressure: Safely managing increased demand in emergency departments
- HealthManagement.org - What will the GDPR mean for healthcare leaders?
- The CQC announces new information sharing agreements with prominent health insurers
- Reflective learning: GMC submits this should not be considered in fitness to practise investigations
- GDPR - What happens after 25 May?
- Time’s up? – New limitations on the publishing and disclosure of fitness to practise information
- Sexual motivation? Sorry, I haven’t a clue.
- Care homes briefing 179 - Breaking the language barrier?
- The state of care in independent online primary health services
- Improving physical healthcare for people living with severe mental illness in primary care
- The Faculty of General Dental Practice UK publishes new dementia guidance
- Extended powers for the Public Services Ombudsman for Wales: Their significance for healthcare providers
- If it’s not written down it didn’t happen… or did it?
- Healthcare briefing - Healthcare professional regulatory reform
- Ionising radiation regulatory changes for 2018 - The impact on dental practices
- Primary care online - A revolution in modern society or a professional minefield?
- GP partnership disputes - Cheema v Jones
- Will Brexit mean fewer nurses and midwives in the UK?
- Mental health law briefing 244 - Guidance to changes made by the Policing and Crime Act to police powers and places of safety provisions in the Mental Health Act
- Ghosh-busters! Supreme Court overhauls criminal test for dishonesty
- GMC v Stone 2017 – applying sanctions guidance and giving appropriate weight to mitigation
- GDPR in the health and social care sector
- Buying a business: The legal process - Major documents
- Healthcare briefing - CQC prosecutions: Case reports
- Can a 'joke' constitute harassment?
- Buying a business: The legal process - After completion
- Mental health law briefing 242 - First Tier Tribunal guidance note: The duties of the responsible authority and enforcement
- Buying a business: The legal process - Share/business purchase agreement
- Buying a business: The legal process - Due diligence
- Voluntary overtime and holiday pay
- Buying a business: The legal process
- Buying a business: Getting started
- Buying a business: Shares or assets?
- Buying a business: Why buy?
- Selling a business: Share/business purchase agreement
- Selling a business: Major documents and reducing your risks
- Selling a business: Due diligence
- Selling a business: The legal process
- Selling a business: Tax issues
- Selling a business: Shares or assets?
- Selling a business: Why sell?
- Selling a business: Getting started
- Impairment and sanction in public interest cases
- Health and Care Professions Tribunal Service launch: A further step in the harmonisation of healthcare regulators
- The GMC's confidentiality guidance
- Confidentiality: Good practice in handling patient information (GMC 2017)
- Private Dentistry (Wales) Regulations 2017
- Grounds for arrest and search
- GMC report: Medical professionalism matters
- GDPR: Changes to the data protection regime
- Tier 2 sponsors – Criminal record certificates required for health, social care and education workers
- The GDC’s power to review warnings issued to registrants
- Guidance for trainees on recording reflections
- Case review: Habib Khan v General Pharmaceutical Council
- PSA awarded costs from the General Dental Council and dentist at appeal
- GDC fitness to practise rules amendment
- Harassment in the workplace – preventing claims
- Case report: Dr Senthil Gopalakrishnan v GMC
- Revised GDC guidance on issuing warnings
- Professionals and social media
- An employer’s guide to right to work checks
- Warnings at the conclusion of GMC Fitness to Practise investigations
- Do I have to declare my conviction/caution?
- The importance of first instance tribunals for healthcare professionals
- GMC publication: Huge benefits for adverse health cases
- Honesty is the best policy
- The fitness to practise process: risks of non-engagement
- Court of Appeal judgment in the case of Dr Ewa Michalak
- High Court judgment - Professional Standards Authority v General Medical Council and Dr Igwilo
- The GMC's published response to fitness to practise proposals
- Care home briefing 155 - Hospital deaths to be reviewed by second doctor
- GMC/MPTS Indicative Sanctions Guidance
- Outcome of the GMC’s consultation on publication of fitness to practise information
- GDC Consultation
- Lifetime retention and disclosure of fitness to practise histories
- A guide to this year’s changes at the MPTS
- NHS health surcharge to be extended in April 2016
- Contracts for electronic health records (EHR)
- Buying or selling a dental practice
- Partnership agreements for medical practitioners
- New ill treatment or wilful neglect offence and care provider offence
- GP Commissioning - A Brave New World?
- GP registration delayed until 2013
- Article 6 and the right to practise a profession
- Pitfalls with GP premises leases
- Care home briefing 89 - Entitlement to GP services
Is the use of surveillance cameras in care homes an acceptable practice? This question has been subject to regular debate in the care home sector and the media, often in the context of cases where care homes have been seen to have failed their…
The Supreme Court has recently given an important judgment in which it has made clear that it is not a legal obligation for healthcare professionals to seek the approval of the Court before withdrawing clinically assisted nutrition and hydration (CANH)…
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has recently published ‘Driving improvement’, a resource for adult social care. This resource contains a collection of case studies which detail the journeys of nine services that received ‘inadequate’ ratings and/or enforcement action but which were…
At the heart of the judgment in Richard v BBC lies the significant determination that “as a matter of general principle, a suspect has a reasonable expectation of privacy in relation to a police investigation”. The Court recognised the significant reputational…
The High Court recently rejected a legal challenge 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…
DR B v The General Medical Council  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…
The General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) has recently published ‘Guidance to ensure a safe and effective pharmacy team’. The guidance explains what pharmacy owners should do to ensure a safe and effective team and meet the standards set out under Principle…
The British Medical Association (BMA) and a number of health organisations have lobbied the Home Office to exclude medical professionals from the cap on skilled worker visas. As a result of their efforts, on 15 June 2018 the Home Office…
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…