NHS trusts ‘breaking law’ on out-of-hours GP services – The Guardian

Posted February 2nd, 2010 in doctors, health, news by sally

“There is an ‘unacceptable’ variation in the quality of out-of-hours GP services in England, a government report will say this week.”

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The Guardian, 2nd February 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Smokers to face doorway ban in new public health policy – The Guardian

Posted February 1st, 2010 in health, news, smoking by sally

“Smokers could be forced to light up away from the entrances to public buildings under government moves aimed at ensuring that no more than one in 10 Britons smoke cigarettes.”

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The Guardian, 1st February 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Lawyers cash in on NHS negligence cases – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 18th, 2009 in fees, health, negligence, news by sally

“One in five NHS negligence claims now results in lawyers picking up more in compensation than the patient they act for.”

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Daily Telegraph, 18th December 2009

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Health Act 2009

Posted November 24th, 2009 in health, legislation by sally

Health Act 2009 published

Full text of Act (PDF)

Source: www.opsi.gov.uk

Coca-Cola ads for Glaceau Vitamin Water banned – The Guardian

Posted October 7th, 2009 in advertising, health, news by sally

“ASA censures campaign for misleading health and nutrition claims, in part because the drinks are sugar-laden.”

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The Guardian, 7th October 2009

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Ombudsmen’s report calls for urgent review of health and social care for people with learning disabilities – Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman

Posted March 24th, 2009 in health, learning difficulties, press releases, social services by sally

Ombudsmen’s report calls for urgent review of health and social care for people with learning disabilities.”

Full press release

Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman, 24th March 2009

Source: www.ombudsman.org.uk

NHS is failing patients with learning disabilities, regulators say – The Times

Posted March 24th, 2009 in health, learning difficulties, news by sally

“The National Health Service is failing people with learning disabilities, according to a report published today on the deaths of six disabled patients.”

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The Times, 24th March 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

New era of patient rights claimed for NHS – The Times

Posted January 22nd, 2009 in doctors, health, news by sally

“An end to the ‘doctor knows best’ era of medicine was heralded by ministers yesterday as Gordon Brown published a constitution for the NHS.”

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The Times, 22nd January 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

NHS starts inquiry into deaths of patients with learning difficulties – The Guardian

Posted January 19th, 2009 in complaints, health, learning difficulties, news by sally

“An official investigation is to examine why people with serious learning difficulties have died while under NHS care, after alleged neglect led to at least six fatalities, ministers will reveal today.

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The Guardian, 19th January 2009

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

NHS complaints going unheeded – The Guardian

Posted October 10th, 2008 in complaints, health, news by sally

“The NHS in England is failing to learn from more than 130,000 complaints it receives each year from patients, parliament’s spending watchdog said today.”

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The Guardian, 10th October 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Regina (St Helens Borough Council) v Manchester Primary Care Trust and Another – Times Law Reports

Posted October 6th, 2008 in health, judicial review, law reports, social services by sally

Regina (St Helens Borough Council) v Manchester Primary Care Trust and Another

Court of Appeal

“The decision whether the care needs of a woman who required constant and expensive care should be met by the health service or by social services was one for the primary care trust acting on behalf of the Secretary of State for Health. That decision was capable of challenge by judicial review, but the social services authority did not have the power to reach its own decision.”

The Times, 6th October 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Please note the Times Law Reports are only available free on Times Online for 21days from the date of publication.

R (St Helens Borough Council) v Manchester Primary Care Trust and another – WLR Daily

Posted August 12th, 2008 in health, judicial review, law reports, social services by sally

R (St Helens Borough Council) v Manchester Primary Care Trust and another [2008] EWCA Civ 931; [2008] WLR (D) 288

“It was for the primary care trust acting on behalf of the Secretary of State for Health and not for the local authority to decide whether the care needs of a woman with dissociative identity disorder were primarily for health care or for care which a social services authority should provide. The trust was required to define in its decision the services which the social services authority was required to provide to the woman, whose mental and psychological conditions required constant and expensive care. It was not satisfactory for the two parties to resolve the issue by costly litigation, since the money for the care and the litigation all came from the public purse.”

WLR Daily, 11th August 2008

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Health and Social Care Act 2008

Posted July 22nd, 2008 in health, legislation, social services by sally

Health and Social Care Act 2008 published

Full text of Act (PDF)

Source: www.opsi.gov.uk

NHS age discrimination to be tackle with Equalities Bill – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 23rd, 2008 in age discrimination, health, news by sally

“Age discrimination is to be outlawed in a bid to prevent pensioners being denied NHS treatment and patronised by doctors because of their age.”

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Daily Telegraph, 22nd June 2008

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Bosses asked to wage war on obesity crisis by mixing work with play – The Times

Posted May 9th, 2008 in health, news by sally

“Nipping out of the office for a game of tennis will no longer be considered bunking off under a government initiative to incorporate sport into the national working day.”

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The Times, 9th May 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

NHS boss is jailed for £11m fraud – The Times

Posted March 27th, 2008 in fraud, health, news by sally

“An NHS finance chief who was desperate to meet financial targets was jailed for 12 months yesterday for a multimillion-pound fraud.”

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The Times, 27th March 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Cosmetic surgeons fear laser rule change is risk to patients’ health – The Times

Posted March 26th, 2008 in consumer protection, health, special report by sally

“Government plans to drop the regulation of lasers used by beauty salons for cosmetic treatments, such as the removal of wrinkles, hair and tattoos, would pose a serious risk to patients’ health, doctors said yesterday.”

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The Times, 26th March 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Lord Hunt: reduce crime by tackling health problems – Ministry of Justice

Posted February 11th, 2008 in crime, health, speeches by sally

“Justice Minister Lord Hunt of Kings Heath has called on criminal justice professionals and health experts to work closely together to develop safer communities by tackling offenders’ health problems early to reduce crime.”

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Ministry of Justice, 8th February 2008

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Local Government and Public Involvement in Health Act 2007

Posted November 13th, 2007 in health, legislation, local government, valuation by sally

Local Government and Public Involvement in Health Act 2007 published

Full text of Act

Source: www.opsi.gov.uk