Research Briefing: Health and Care Bill 2021-22 – House of Commons Library

Posted July 14th, 2021 in bills, government departments, health, hospitals, news by tracey

‘The Health and Care Bill 2021-22 [Bill 140 of 2021-22] was introduced in the House of Commons on 6 July 2021. Second reading is scheduled for Wednesday 14 July 2021. This paper explains the Bill’s provisions and includes comment and reactions.’

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House of Commons Library, 12th July 2021

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Autism: Number of people stuck in hospital ‘national scandal’ – BBC News

‘The government’s failure to reduce the number of autistic people confined to mental health units in England is a “national scandal”, a charity says.’

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BBC News, 14th July 2021

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Secondary Victims: Still Second-Class Claimants? – Ropewalk Clinical Negligence Blog

‘In King v Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust [2021] EWHC 1576 (QB), the High Court once again demonstrated the difficulties faced by Claimants who suffer psychiatric conditions as a result of witnessing loved ones (in this case, a new-born baby) die in hospital.’

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Ropewalk Clinical Negligence Blog, 12th July 2021

Source: www.ropewalk.co.uk

Suffolk mental health unit’s safety risks ‘not addressed’ – BBC News

‘A mental health unit has been rated inadequate for the second time in four months after it failed to address risks affecting patient safety.’

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BBC news, 9th July 2021

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Integrated care boards to replace clinical commissioning groups as Government unveils Health and Care Bill – Local Government Lawyer

Posted July 8th, 2021 in bills, health, hospitals, local government, mental health, news, social services by sally

‘England is to be divided into integrated care boards and partnerships responsible for bringing together local NHS and local government, such as social care, mental health and public health advice.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 8th July 2021

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Reporting restrictions in end of life cases: anonymity for treating clinicians – UK Human Rights Blog

‘The focus of this judgment was on the jurisdiction, if any, that the High Court Family Division has to maintain a Reporting Restriction Order (‘RRO’) prohibiting the naming of any medical clinicians as being involved in the care and treatment of a child who had been the subject of “end of life” proceedings before the High Court prior to their death, and where an RRO had been made at that time preventing the identification of any of the treating clinicians and staff until further order.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 6th July 2021

Source: ukhumanrightsblog.com

‘A cascade of catastrophic failings’: the UK’s baby death scandals – The Guardian

‘An investigation into baby deaths at Furness general hospital in Barrow between 2004 and 2013 found a “lethal mix” of failings at almost every level.’

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The Guardian, 6th June 2021

Source: www.theguardian.com

Government commission ignored evidence of NHS racism, says British Medical Association – The Independent

‘The British Medical Association has said the highly-contested Sewell report “ignored well-documented” evidence of structural racism. The professional body for doctors refuted the report’s overall findings and said the government-appointed Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities (CRED) missed opportunities to identify effective solutions to tackling racial inequality.’

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The Independent, 1st July 2021

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Former senior NHS Manager jailed for defrauding the taxpayer – The Independent

Posted July 2nd, 2021 in abuse of position of trust, fraud, hospitals, imprisonment, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A former senior manager for the NHS was jailed on Wednesday having defrauded hundreds of thousands of pounds from a hospital trust where he worked.’

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The Independent, 1st July 2021

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Were Do Not Resuscitate Orders Illegally Placed on Disabled People? – Each Other

‘Throughout the pandemic, unlawful do not resuscitate orders (DNRs) were placed upon people in the United Kingdom. Did it unfairly target disabled patients?’

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Each Other, 22nd June 2021

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Cases against the medical profession: an extended review by Marina Wheeler QC – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted June 21st, 2021 in conflict of interest, deceit, doctors, hospitals, news, professional conduct by tracey

‘During the pandemic, the public’s gratitude to the medical profession has been palpable. But rightly, practitioners continue to be regulated, supervised by the Courts. Here we report a clutch of decisions highlighting some common themes: the importance of transparency and maintaining public confidence in the profession; managing conflicts of interest; making and handling findings of dishonesty.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 18th June 2021

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Jamie King loses damages bid over Dunkirk role after son’s death – BBC News

‘Actor Jamie King has lost a High Court bid against an NHS trust after claiming he lost work, including a role in the film Dunkirk, after his son died.’

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BBC News, 17th June 2021

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Covid jabs to become mandatory for care home staff in England – The Guardian

‘Covid vaccinations are to become mandatory for care home staff under plans to be announced by ministers, as they consider extending the move to all NHS staff.’

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The Guardian, 15th June 2021

Source: www.theguardian.com

Withdrawal of life sustaining treatment v profound religious beliefs in sanctity of life – UK Human Rights Blog

‘Alta Fixsler was born with catastrophic brain injury. She now two years old, currently a patient at the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital Paediatric Intensive Care Unit on intensive life sustaining treatment. In this case the court was asked to decide whether it would be in Alta’s best interests for that life-sustaining treatment to be continued. The inevitable consequence of it being discontinued will be the death of Alta.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 3rd June 2021

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‘More work to do’ to improve Nottingham maternity units – BBC News

‘More needs to be done to bring maternity units at a city’s two main hospitals up to scratch, inspectors have said.’

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BBC News, 28th May 2021

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Cawston Park hospital closed after ‘consistent failures’ – BBC News

Posted May 28th, 2021 in autism, hospitals, learning difficulties, news, quality assurance by tracey

‘A hospital which provided care for adults with a learning disability or autism closed after “consistent failures in meeting standards”, the health watchdog said.’

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BBC News, 28th May 2021

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Judge quashes planning permission for development of former hospital site over appraisal of relocation of 500-year-old tree – Local Government Lawyer

Posted May 25th, 2021 in hospitals, listed buildings, news, planning, trees by sally

‘A Planning Court judge has quashed Tower Hamlets Council’s grant of planning permission and listed building consent for residential development of the former London Chest Hospital.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 24th May 2021

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

New laws could lead to politicisation of the NHS, leading MPs warn – The Independent

‘The Commons health select committee said the planned new powers that would be granted to Matt Hancock under proposed changes legislation lack the necessary safeguards or detail on how the powers would be used.’

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The Independent, 14th May 2021

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Hundreds of women forced to ‘wear face masks while giving birth’ – The Independent

‘Hundreds of women were forced to wear face masks while giving birth despite this violating formal rules, a new study has found.’

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The Independent, 14th May 2021

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Agoraphobic pregnant woman can be forced into hospital, UK judge rules – The Guardian

‘Judge rules medical staff can use minimum force on woman who has barely left home in four years.’

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The Guardian, 14th May 2021

Source: www.theguardian.com