Health and Social Care of Older People is a Human Rights Issue – Rights Info

Posted October 19th, 2018 in elderly, health, human rights, medical treatment, news, ombudsmen, social services by sally

‘The independent healthcare regulator, the Care Quality Commission recently warned that disjointed health and social care services in England are placing increasing pressure on A&E departments. As pressure grows on the country’s health and care system, what does this mean for the human rights of older people?’

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Rights Info, 18th October 2018

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ISSUE-BASED COSTS ORDER? Departing from the usual rule in r.44.2 CPR – Zenith PI

Posted October 9th, 2018 in civil procedure rules, costs, health, negligence, news by tracey

‘In Welsh v Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust [2018] EWHC 2491 QB, Mrs Justice Yip DBE considered whether it was reasonable to depart from the usual rule in r.44.2 that the winner recovers their costs in full. This is a useful example of how a Court approached the principle of costs when the overall winning party was unsuccessful on a particular issue.’

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Zenith PI, 8th October 2018

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Boy, 6, awarded record £37m in NHS compensation after ‘catastrophic’ brain damage – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 9th, 2018 in children, compensation, health, news, personal injuries by tracey

‘Boy, 6, awarded record £37m in NHS compensation after “catastrophic” brain damage.’

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Daily Telegraph, 8th October 2018

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Drug wars about macular degeneration – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted October 5th, 2018 in health, health & safety, judicial review, medicines, news by tracey

‘Bayer Plc v NHS Darlington Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCG) and others [2018] EWHC 2465 (Admin). This judicial review concerned whether it was lawful for NHS clinical commissioning groups to adopt a policy for offering the drug Avastin to patients suffering from “wet” (or neo-vascular) age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Avastin, although not licensed for ophthalmic use, at £28 per injection is significantly cheaper than the licensed alternatives (£816 and £551 respectively per injection). The Royal College of Ophthalmologists has estimated that the NHS-wide saving of switching to Avastin was at least £102 million p.a.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 4th October 2018

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Chiropractor disciplined after telling woman her daughter was pregnant – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 4th, 2018 in disciplinary procedures, disclosure, health, news, pregnancy by tracey

‘A gossiping chiropractor faced a disciplinary hearing after he told a patient’s mother that her daughter was pregnant.’

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Daily Telegraph, 3rd Otober 2018

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NHS pays out record £19.8m compensation to brain injury teenager – The Guardian

Posted October 2nd, 2018 in compensation, health, news, personal injuries, young persons by sally

‘The NHS has agreed to pay a record £19.8m in damages for failings in the care of a woman who suffered catastrophic brain injuries when she was deprived of oxygen as a baby.’

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The Guardian, 1st October 2018

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Websites of Kinder chocolate banned over ads targeting children – The Guardian

Posted September 19th, 2018 in advertising, children, complaints, food, health, internet, news by sally

‘A series of websites, an app and a YouTube channel promoting Kinder chocolate and toys have been banned in the UK for aiming junk food advertising at children.’

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The Guardian, 19th September 2018

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NHS care regulator says sexual incidents ‘commonplace’ in mental health units – The Guardian

Posted September 11th, 2018 in harassment, health, mental health, news, sexual offences by tracey

‘Sexual incidents including harassment, assaults and rapes are “commonplace” in mental health units, mainly carried out by patients, the NHS’s care regulator has reported.’

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The Guardian, 11th September 2018

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More than 100 pregnant women detained in UK removal centres since major review called for ban – The Independent

Posted September 11th, 2018 in deportation, health, immigration, news, pregnancy, reports, women by tracey

‘More than 100 pregnant women have been detained in UK removal centres in the past two years, despite a government-commissioned review recommending the Home Office ban the practice in 2016.’

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The Independent, 10th September 2018

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Man who lost most of his penis to flesh-eating bug wins six-figure payout – The Guardian

Posted September 4th, 2018 in compensation, health, hospitals, medical treatment, news by sally

‘A cancer patient who lost most of his penis to a flesh-eating superbug after routine surgery has won a six-figure payout.’

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The Guardian, 3rd September 2018

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Three police forces will test eyesight of all drivers stopped – BBC News

Posted September 3rd, 2018 in health, news, police, road safety, road traffic by sally

‘Drivers who fail to read a number plate from 20m (65ft) away when stopped by police will have their licences revoked immediately in a new crackdown.’

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BBC News, 3rd September 2018

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Court says seriously ill woman can work while fighting UK deportation – The Guardian

Posted August 22nd, 2018 in health, immigration, news, taxation, terrorism, visas by sally

‘Economic migrants forced into destitution by a law forbidding them to work, rent property or use the NHS have been handed a lifeline after a “David and Goliath” battle in the court of appeal.’

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The Guardian, 21st August 2018

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Relaxing vaping laws would cut smoking deaths, say MPs – The Guardian

Posted August 17th, 2018 in health, news, select committees, smoking, taxation by sally

‘The government is missing an important opportunity to cut deaths from smoking, says a committee of MPs who are calling for a cut in the tax on e-cigarettes. They are also urging the government to allow more advertising and to rethink the ban on vaping on buses, trains and in other public places.’

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The Guardian, 17th August 2018

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Council to re-evaluate bids for 0-19 public health services after High Court defeat – Local Government Lawyer

Posted August 17th, 2018 in contracting out, health, local government, news, tenders by sally

‘Lancashire County Council has announced that it will re-evaluate the two existing bids for public health services for 0 to 19 year olds from Virgin Health Care and a joint bid between Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust and Blackpool Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 16th August 2018

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Case Comment: R (Black) v Secretary of State for Justice [2017] UKSC 81 – UKSC Blog

‘Is the Crown is bound by the prohibition of smoking in most enclosed public places and workplaces, contained in Chapter 1 of Part 1 of the Health Act 2006?’

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UKSC Blog, 15th August 2018

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NHS told ‘offer transgender fertility treatment’ or face legal action – BBC News

Posted August 6th, 2018 in assisted reproduction, health, news, transgender persons by sally

A watchdog is threatening NHS England with legal action if it does not begin offering fertility treatments to transgender patients as standard.

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BBC News, 5th August 2018

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A Judge Has Ruled A Mother Shouldn’t Know About Her Child’s Cancer – Rights Info

Posted July 26th, 2018 in cancer, children, health, medical treatment, news, parental rights, privacy by sally

‘A mother will not be told her teenage child is being treated for a rare form of cancer, in an important ruling about privacy by a High Court judge.’

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Rights Info, 25th July 2018

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Woman killed herself after series of NHS trust errors, jury finds – The Guardian

Posted July 26th, 2018 in duty of care, health, inquests, mental health, news, suicide, young persons by sally

‘A young woman with mental health problems killed herself after a series of major errors by the NHS trust that was looking after her, a jury at an inquest into her death has found.’

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The Guardian, 25th July 2018

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To re-score or not to re-score: procurement challenge of health care services tender – Practical Law: Construction Blog

Posted July 16th, 2018 in community care, health, news, public procurement by tracey

‘Stuart-Smith J’s judgment in Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust & Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust v Lancashire County Council provides helpful guidance on how not to conduct moderation meetings and highlights the defendant’s failure to provide adequate reasons for its decision making. What it does not provide is a finding on who deserved to win the contract.’

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Practical Law: Construction Blog, 16th July 2018

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Legal challenge to the new model of health and social care bodies – Community Care Blog

Posted July 13th, 2018 in community care, contracting out, contracts, health, news by tracey

‘In the recent case of R (Hutchinson & Anor) v Secretary of State for Health and Social Care & Anor the Administrative Court considered a challenge to the creation of a new model for the provision of health and social care in England.’

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Community Care Blog, 10th July 2018

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