Regina (Roche Registration Ltd) v Secretary of State for Health – WLR Daily

Posted January 21st, 2016 in appeals, EC law, health, law reports, licensing, medicines, regulations by sally

Regina (Roche Registration Ltd) v Secretary of State for Health [2015] EWCA Civ 1311; [2015] WLR (D) 543

‘In accordance with its general obligation of co-operation pursuant to article 111 of Council Directive 2001/83/EC, the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency was lawfully entitled and obliged to supply the European Medicines Agency, pursuant to formal requests under article 8 of Commission Regulation (EC) No 658/2007, with information it had obtained from a marketing authorisation holder.’

WLR Daily, 21st December 2015

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Thalidomide 50 years on: ‘Justice has never been done and it burns away’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 7th, 2016 in compensation, health, media, medicines, news, reporting restrictions, victims by sally

‘It has been more than half a century since the thalidomide scandal, but Martin Fletcher finds that the victims’ fight for compensation is far from over.’

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Daily Telegraph, 7th January 2016

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British American Tobacco e-cigarette wins UK medicine licence – The Guardian

Posted January 5th, 2016 in health, licensing, medicines, news, smoking by sally

‘Britain’s drug regulators have given the go-ahead for a British American Tobacco (BAT) e-cigarette to be sold as a medicine for quitting smoking, the first such product to be given a drug licence in the UK.’

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The Guardian, 4th January 2016

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Murderer sues Prison Service over ‘heart attack’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 14th, 2015 in assault, compensation, health, murder, news, pornography, prisons by sally

‘Extreme-pornography obsessive Graham Coutts claims he was made to wait and change into different clothing before being transferred.’

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Daily Telegraph, 14th December 2015

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Care Quality Commission not yet an effective regulator, say MPs – BBC News

Posted December 11th, 2015 in health, news, quality assurance, reports, select committees by tracey

‘The Care Quality Commission, the health watchdog in England, is “not yet an effective regulator”, MPs say.’

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BBC News, 11th December 2015

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Woman who refused treatment after losing ‘sparkle’ dies – BBC News

Posted December 3rd, 2015 in anonymity, consent, health, medical treatment, news by tracey

‘A woman who rejected life-saving kidney treatment, saying she felt she had lost her “sparkle” and did not want to get old, has died, it has emerged.’

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BBC News, 3rd December 2015

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When to call it a day… – Nearly Legal

Posted December 2nd, 2015 in asylum, health, housing, immigration, judicial review, news, pre-action conduct by sally

‘The risks of a client deciding to go it alone at the last stage of judicial review proceedings.’

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Nearly Legal, 30th November 2015

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Four defendants, including a senior NHS manager, convicted of defrauding or conspiring to defraud the NHS of over £3m – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted December 1st, 2015 in fraud, health, money laundering, press releases by tracey

‘Four defendants have been convicted at Leeds Crown Court of money laundering and fraud offences. The main defendant, Neil Wood, was a senior manager within NHS England, responsible for assessing and providing training for NHS managers. The other defendants were friends, associates and family members of Mr Wood.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 27th November 2015

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Wales switches to organ donation opt-out – The Guardian

Posted December 1st, 2015 in consent, health, news, organ transplants, Wales by tracey

‘Consent for organ donation switches from opt-in to “soft opt-out” in Wales from Tuesday. The Labour-led Welsh government claims the law change could lead to a 25% increase in the number of organs available.’

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The Guardian, 1st December 2015

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Mental Capacity Law Newsletter – 39 Essex Chambers

Mental Capacity Law Newsletter (PDF)

39 Essex Chambers, November 2015

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Home Office accused of breaking rules on cuffing asylum seekers – The Guardian

Posted November 10th, 2015 in asylum, detention, health, news, restraint, women by sally

‘The Home Office has been accused of breaching its guidelines on handcuffing asylum seekers, which were updated after an elderly man with dementia died while shackled in a detention centre near Heathrow.’

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The Guardian, 9th November 2015

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Insurance surgery: Out for the count – New Law Journal

Posted October 29th, 2015 in contracting out, health, insurance, negligence, news, third parties by sally

‘Bridget Tatham follows the rise & risk of public sector outsourcing.’

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New Law Journal, 26th October 2015

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‘Misleading’ Boots eye advert banned – BBC News

Posted October 29th, 2015 in advertising, evidence, health, news by sally

‘An advert for Boots Opticians has been banned for “misleading” claims that blue light, emitted from smartphones and other gadgets, damages eyesight.’

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BBC News, 28th October 2015

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GP practices ‘offered rewards’ for not referring patients to hospitals – The Guardian

Posted October 2nd, 2015 in doctors, freedom of information, health, hospitals, inducements, news by tracey

‘GP practices are being offered thousands of pounds to cut the number of patients they refer to hospitals, according to an investigation.’

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The Guardian, 1st Ocotber 2015

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Judge rejects call to give life-saving treatment against opposition of patient – Local Government Lawyer

Posted October 1st, 2015 in appeals, consent, health, medical treatment, news by sally

‘A Court of Protection judge has ruled that it would be unlawful for an NHS trust to carry out life-saving treatment against the patient’s opposition.’
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Local Government Lawyer, 1st October 2015

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UK e-cigarette firm fights EU vaping laws in European court – The Guardian

Posted October 1st, 2015 in EC law, health, news, regulations, smoking by sally

‘A British company is taking its challenge against EU proposals on e-cigarette production, sales and marketing to the European court of justice.’

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The Guardian, 1st October 2015

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When should a decision be remitted to a different decision-maker? – Competition Bulletin from Blackstone Chambers

Posted September 28th, 2015 in appeals, competition, health, hospitals, inquiries, news, regulations, tribunals by sally

‘The Court of Appeal’s answer to this question in HCA International Limited v CMA [2015] EWCA Civ 492 was, in effect: rarely. The judgment, which contains some serious criticism of the CMA even though it won the case, illustrates just how high the threshold is before a court will insist that a remitted decision should go to a new decision-maker. It is not enough for the original decision-maker to have made a mistake, however conspicuous. Rather, there needs to be a reasonable perception of unfairness or damage to public confidence in the regulatory process.’

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Competition Bulletin from Blackstone Chambers, 25th September 2015

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Cancer patient Ashya King’s parents ‘put him at risk’, report reveals – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 24th, 2015 in cancer, health, hospitals, news, reports, social services by tracey

‘Ashya King, who was removed from hospital by his parents while undergoing treatment for a brain tumour, was “put at risk” by his parents, according to safeguarding report.’

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Daily Telegraph, 23rd September 2015

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Sale of silicone implants made by Silimed suspended by UK regulator – The Guardian

Posted September 24th, 2015 in consumer protection, cosmetic surgery, health, health & safety, news, sale of goods by tracey

‘The UK’s health regulator has suspended sales of silicone implants made by Brazilian company Silimed and recommended that none of the devices be implanted until further advice.’

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The Guardian, 24th September 2015

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Barrister loses appeal against disbarment for misconduct over illness claim – Legal Futures

‘The Visitors of the Inns of Court have thrown out appeals by a barrister against three disciplinary tribunal rulings, including one which disbarred him for seeking an adjournment of his case on grounds of ill-health, although he was found acting in a trial just days later.’

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Legal Futures, 15th September 2015

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