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Future Liabilities Scheme: GP indemnity plans for Wales

While attending the NHS Confederation annual conference in Cardiff, Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Services, Vaughan Gething, confirmed that NHS Wales Shared Services Partnership – Legal and Risk Services will be the organisation operating the Future Liabilities Scheme that…

GP partnership review

The final report of the GP partnership review, led by Dr Nigel Watson, was published on 15 January 2019.[1] The report follows Secretary for Health and Social Care, Mr Matt Hancock, announcement in February 2018 that a review should take…

White coat crime: Corporate manslaughter in the GP practice

The Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007 contains requirements to secure a conviction: The defendant was a qualifying organisation The organisation owed a relevant duty of care to the deceased The duty of care was grossly breached A substantial component of the breach…

Commercial property and VAT: What to consider

Before buying or renting commercial property, business owners and investors must consider whether a transaction will be subject to Value Added Tax (VAT) on the sale price or the rent. It is a consideration that should be taken into account…

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…