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Care home briefing 187 – A new code for prosecutors

What general factors will the CQC, HSE, the police and other regulator prosectors consider when contemplating charging an organisation or individual? The CQC and other bodies who have power to prosecute follow guidance issued by the Director of Public Prosecutions under…

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)…

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…