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Dr Bawa-Garba successful on appeal

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)…

The use of CCTV in care homes – The legal issues

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…

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…