Legal smoking age in England could be raised to 21 – report – The Guardian

Posted May 23rd, 2022 in age of consent, government departments, health, news, smoking, young persons by sally

‘The legal smoking age in England could reportedly be raised from 18 to 21 after a “radical” review into plans to make the country smoke-free by 2030.’

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The Guardian, 21st May 2022

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Health data use undermined by pseudonymisation shortcomings, says Goldacre – OUT-LAW.com

Posted May 20th, 2022 in data protection, doctors, health, news, privacy by sally

‘The practice of pseudonymising data fails to properly safeguard privacy and this impacts public trust in the use of their health data, according to an academic who recently led a government-commissioned review into the use of health data for the purposes of research and analysis.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 19th May 2022

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‘Ella’s law’ bill seeks to establish right to clean air in UK – The Guardian

Posted May 20th, 2022 in bills, children, environmental health, health, news, pollution by sally

‘A new clean air law is starting out in parliament after the Green party peer Jenny Jones won first place in the House of Lords ballot for private members’ bills.’

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The Guardian, 20th May 2022

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New Acts – legislation.gov.uk

2022 c. 35 – Judicial Review and Courts Act 2022

2022 c. 33 – Pension Schemes (Conversion of Guaranteed Minimum Pensions) Act 2022

2022 c. 31 – Health and Care Act 2022

2022 c. 30 – Building Safety Act 2022

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

Kellogg’s launches legal challenge against new Government food rules – The Independent

Posted April 27th, 2022 in advertising, food, government departments, health, news by sally

‘Kellogg’s is mounting a legal challenge against new Government rules that would stop some of the company’s cereals being prominently displayed in food stores.’

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The Independent, 27th April 2022

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High Court throws out negligence claim over MMR vaccine advice – Legal Futures

‘The potential negligence of a QC and high-profile law firm to advise a client on limitation was irrelevant as the underlying claim would not have succeeded anyway, the High Court has ruled.’

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Legal Futures, 25th April 2022

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Leicester parents take legal action after unborn baby dies – BBC News

‘A couple are taking legal action against a hospital trust following the death of their unborn son.’

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BBC News, 7th April 2022

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Call to understand impact of menopause on family clients and lawyers – Legal Futures

‘Family law specialists need a better understanding of the impact of the menopause on clients – and female lawyers too – according to the solicitor launching a project to highlight the issue.’

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Legal Futures, 28th February 2022

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UK wildlife campaigners call for legal right to access nature for all – The Guardian

Posted February 21st, 2022 in environmental health, equality, health, local government, news, planning, statistics by sally

‘Everyone in the UK should be legally entitled to equal access to nature, wildlife campaigners will tell the government.’

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The Guardian, 21st February 2022

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Some clinical trials will be able to be conducted in the UK without prior regulatory review under legislative reforms set out by regulators. – OUT-LAW.com

Posted January 20th, 2022 in consultations, health, medicines, news by tracey

‘The proposals, developed by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) and Health Research Authority (HRA) in collaboration with clinical research experts, are aimed at ending the existing “one size fits all” approach to clinical trials regulation in the UK and replacing it with a risk-based framework.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 18th January 2022

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Doctors up in arms over ‘pre-conception negligence’ ruling – Legal Futures

Posted December 20th, 2021 in birth, children, damages, disabled persons, doctors, health, negligence, news, pregnancy by sally

‘Hundreds of doctors around the country, along with representative organisations, have spoken out over the High Court finding a GP negligent for advice given to a mother before conception which led to the birth of a disabled child.’

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Legal Futures, 20th December 2021

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Appeal judges consider legal row over Silverdale ‘stink’ landfill site – The Independent

Posted December 15th, 2021 in appeals, children, environmental health, hazardous substances, health, news, waste by tracey

‘Appeal judges are considering a legal fight centred on a landfill site which locals say gives off noxious gases and stinks.’

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The Independent, 14th December 2021

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Legal challenge to hotel quarantine policy goes to Court of Appeal – BBC News

Posted December 10th, 2021 in appeals, coronavirus, government departments, health, holidays, hotels, judicial review, news by michael

‘A legal challenge to the Government’s mandatory quarantine hotel policy is to be taken to the Court of Appeal.’

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BBC News, 9th December 2021

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UKHSA considers legal action against privately run Immensa lab – The Guardian

‘A government health watchdog is considering legal action against a private health company whose laboratory gave at least 43,000 people potentially false negative Covid-19 test results.’

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The Guardian, 8th December 2021

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US Woman Wins Deportation Appeal Having Lived in the UK for 53 Years – EIN Blog

Posted December 8th, 2021 in appeals, deportation, drug offences, government departments, health, immigration, news by sally

‘Polly Gordon is a US national who has been living in the UK for over 53 years, having moved here in her early 20’s. She gained Indefinite Leave to Remain in 1977. In July 2019, she received a 12-month sentence from the Edinburgh Sheriff’s Court after she was found to have supplied a controlled drug, as a result of which the Home Office sought her deportation under section 32(5) of the UK Borders Act 2007.’

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EIN Blog, 7th December 2021

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Loophole in the law leaves patients at risk of abuse and sexual assault – The Independent

‘A loophole in the law is leaving vulnerable patients at risk of abuse and sexual assault by unregulated private ambulance staff, The Independent can reveal. While many private ambulance providers are regulated, a small number, such as those providing services at events, those providing first aid, and those who are subcontracted, fall outside the reach of the Care Quality Commission (CQC).’

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The Independent, 14th November 2021

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Landmark sickle cell disease inquiry finds evidence of racism in patient care – The Independent

Posted November 15th, 2021 in health, hospitals, inquiries, medical treatment, news, race discrimination, racism by tracey

‘Sickle cell patients are grappling with racism in the NHS that is placing their lives at risk, a groundbreaking parliamentary report has highlighted.’

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The Independent, 15th November 2021

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Healthcare Regulation Reform in the UK – Law Pod UK

Posted November 4th, 2021 in health, news, podcasts, standards by sally

‘Robert Kellar QC, of 1 Crown Office Row, discusses with Rosalind English proposals to shake up and simplify the current systems of healthcare regulation in the United Kingdom.’

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Law Pod UK, 3rd November 2021

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Regulator paves way for NHS e-cigarette prescriptions in England – The Guardian

Posted October 29th, 2021 in health, medicines, news, smoking by tracey

‘E-cigarettes may soon be prescribed on the NHS to help smokers quit under radical plans by ministers to slash smoking rates in England. The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has published updated guidance that paves the way for medicinally licensed e-cigarette products to be prescribed for tobacco smokers who want to stop smoking and switch to vaping instead.’

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The Guardian, 29th October 2021

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New Acts – legislation.gov.uk

Posted October 26th, 2021 in compensation, fraud, health, legislation, national insurance by tracey

2021 c. 29 – Compensation (London Capital & Finance plc and Fraud Compensation Fund) Act 2021

2021 c. 28 – Health and Social Care Levy Act 2021

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk