NHS England faces lawsuit over patient privacy fears linked to new data platform – The Guardian

Posted November 30th, 2023 in data protection, health, hospitals, news, privacy by sally

‘The NHS has been accused of “breaking the law” by creating a massive data platform that will share information about patients.’

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The Guardian, 30th November 2023

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UK anti-strike rules may breach international law, MPs and peers warn – The Guardian

‘Workers in some public sector jobs will be completely prevented from striking under restrictive rules that may breach international law, parliament’s watchdog on human rights has said.’

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The Guardian, 28th November 2023

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‘Employers should recognise the issues’: menstrual conditions in the workplace – The Guardian

Posted November 21st, 2023 in employment, flexible working, health, news, women by sally

‘Workplaces are failing women. Considering endometriosis affects one in 10 women and that is just one menstrual condition – there are many – where is the support, training and acknowledgment in the workplace?’

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The Guardian, 20th November 2023

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UK medicines regulator approves gene therapy for two blood disorders – The Guardian

Posted November 16th, 2023 in blood products, health, medicines, news by sally

‘The UK’s medicines regulator has authorised the use of a world-first gene therapy as a potential cure for two inherited blood disorders.’

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The Guardian, 16th November 2023

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The HCPC’s New Standards – Mountford Chambers

Posted November 16th, 2023 in chambers articles, codes of practice, health, news, ombudsmen by sally

‘Anthony James looks at the Health and Care Professions Council’s new standards of proficiency for each of the 15 professions it regulates, which came into force on 1 September 2023.’

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Mountford Chambers, 3rd October 2023

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Gambling firms to be forced to pay about £100m a year to NHS – The Guardian

Posted October 17th, 2023 in gambling, health, news by sally

‘Gambling companies will be forced to pay about £100m a year to the NHS to fund addiction research, prevention and treatment, as part of government changes that will replace a longstanding system of voluntary contributions.’

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The Guardian, 17th October 2023

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Solicitor dismissed over health problems awarded £1.1m damages – Legal Futures

Posted October 13th, 2023 in damages, employment, employment tribunals, health, news, solicitors, unfair dismissal by tracey

‘A solicitor whose career in company secretarial work was “thrown severely off course” after being sacked due to having asthma has been awarded damages of £1.1m.’

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Legal Futures, 13th October 2023

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Transport for London bans ‘unhealthy’ artisan cheese advert – BBC News

Posted September 12th, 2023 in advertising, food, health, London, news, transport by tracey

‘An advert featuring an artisan cheese has been banned on London’s transport network as it has been deemed too unhealthy.’

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BBC News, 11th September 2023

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Eight out of 10 NHS claims now settle pre-issue – Legal Futures

Posted July 20th, 2023 in budgets, costs, health, hospitals, negligence, news, statistics by tracey

‘The proportion of claims settled by NHS Resolution pre-issue hit a record 80% in the last year, but the cost of claims still rose, according to its annual report.’

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Legal Futures, 20th July 2023

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Protein drinks should carry warning after boy died, says coroner – BBC News

Posted June 28th, 2023 in children, coroners, food, health, health & safety, labelling, news by sally

‘Health warnings should be added to protein drinks after a boy died from a rare genetic disease triggered by drinking one, a senior coroner says.’

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BBC News, 27th June 2023

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Windrush: Hundreds with chronic and mental illness sent back to Caribbean – BBC News

‘Hundreds of long-term sick and mentally ill people from the Windrush generation were sent back to the Caribbean in what has been described as a “historic injustice”, the BBC has found.’

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BBC News, 21st June 2023

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Public benefit for the rich?: Merton LBC v Nuffield Health – Law & Religion UK

Posted June 8th, 2023 in charities, fiduciary duty, health, local government, news, rates by tracey

‘Nuffield Health is a registered charity. Its purposes are “to advance, promote and maintain health and healthcare of all descriptions and to prevent, relieve and cure sickness and ill health of any kind, all for the public benefit.” It pursues its purposes primarily through the provision of gym facilities, including the gym at Merton Abbey. It also operates private hospitals and clinics. The facilities at Merton Abbey are mainly restricted to fee-paying members. In April 2019, the standard membership fee was £80 per month. Nuffield also offers certain limited services to non-members of the gym. S.43(5) and (6)(a) Local Government Finance Act 1988 mandates an 80 per cent relief from business rates where “the ratepayer is a charity or trustees for a charity” and the premises are “wholly or mainly used for charitable purposes (whether of that charity or of that and other charities)”. Nuffield Health claimed the mandatory relief under s.43(5) and (6)(a) from 1 August 2016, when it acquired the Merton Abbey gym.’

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Law & Religion UK, 8th June 2023

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Ministers face legal challenge over cuts to walking and cycling investment in England – The Guardian

‘The government faces a legal challenge to its decision to cut investment in walking and cycling in England, over claims that the move bypassed legal processes and risks scuppering commitments over the climate emergency and air pollution.’

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The Guardian, 5th June 2023

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High Court gives green light to further grounds for challenge in ULEZ expansion judicial review – Local Government Lawyer

‘The High Court has allowed further grounds in the judicial review claim lodged by a coalition of London councils in opposition to the proposed expansion of the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ).’

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Local Government Lawyer, 30th May 2023

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Employee data protection matters – Mills & Reeve

Posted May 18th, 2023 in data protection, disciplinary procedures, employment, health, news by sally

‘Claire Williams discusses the importance of data governance and legal compliance in the healthcare industry, particularly in relation to employee data.’

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Mills & Reeve, 12th May 2023

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Sunderland: brothers jailed over £2m Ehic scam – The Guardian

Posted May 16th, 2023 in computer crime, fraudulent trading, health, insurance, news, sentencing by sally

‘Two brothers have been jailed for defrauding £2m from “unsuspecting, ordinary, busy” people who were tricked into thinking they needed to pay for European health insurance cards (Ehics).’

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The Guardian, 15th May 2023

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Ultrasounds adverts banned for misleading parents about ability to reassure – The Independent

Posted May 3rd, 2023 in advertising, children, health, news, ombudsmen, pregnancy by tracey

‘Adverts for ultrasound services have been banned for misrepresenting the extent to which scans can provide reassurance about the wellbeing of an unborn baby.’

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The Independent, 3rd May 2023

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Part 36 Offers: Say It Like You Mean It! – Ropewalk Chambers

Posted March 31st, 2023 in chambers articles, damages, health, holidays, news, part 36 offers by sally

‘In Mundy v TUI UK Ltd [2023] EWHC 385 (Ch) (judgment available here), Collins Rice J heard an appeal which considered the implications of the Claimant’s Part 36 offer to split “liability” at 90%/10%.’

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Ropewalk Chambers, 6th March 2023

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Time Limits in Fitness to Practise Appeals & Statutory Appeals – 5SAH

Posted March 31st, 2023 in appeals, chambers articles, health, news, time limits by sally

‘All of the statutory healthcare regulators – the GMC, GDC, GPhC, GOC, GCC, GOsC, HCPC, NMC – as well as SWE have a time limit for filing appeals of 28 days. Those appeals lie to the High Court. Only two of those have any provision within their legislation permitting an extension of the time limit for filing an appeal. The GPhC’s legislation contains a provision permitting the Court to extend the time limit for filing an appeal.’

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5SAH, 16th March 2023

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Laughing gas: Experts warn nitrous oxide ban will not stop use – BBC News

Posted March 28th, 2023 in drug abuse, health, news, young persons by sally

‘A ban on laughing gas will not stop people using it and will drive it into criminal hands, say experts.’

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BBC News, 27th March 2023

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