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24 March 2021 0 Comments Posted in Events

How GCs can develop their business skills to be effective leaders

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We’re delighted to announce our next In conversation with… Dr Catherine McGregor, author of Business Thinking in Practice for In-House Counsel: Taking Your Seat at the Table.

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5 March 2021 0 Comments Posted in Health & Social Care

CQC consultation on regulation – what does it mean for care providers?

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At the start of the year, CQC launched a consultation, entitled “Consultation on changes for flexible regulation”, which is focused on health and social care providers. So what are the implications?

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3 March 2021 2 Comments Posted in Health & Social Care

CQC propose to change care home ratings without inspecting

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A Care Quality Commission consultation on a new regime of regulating care providers will close on 23 March. It proposes a radical reform of care home assessments, including the prospect of changes to ratings without inspections.

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16 February 2021 0 Comments Posted in Health & Social Care, Opinion

Government white paper on NHS and Social Care reform is a tentative start

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The government has published its white paper outlining proposed reform of the NHS and social care.

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9 June 2020 0 Comments Posted in Health & Social Care

Protecting healthcare from the legal ramifications of Covid-19

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The Coronavirus has challenged us like nothing before and the operational strain is more than anyone should have to bear. Unfortunately, the legal reverberations from this pandemic could go on for some time, even after we have controlled the spread of the virus.

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2 June 2020 0 Comments Posted in Dispute Resolution, News

Business interruption insurance – what will the FCA’s test case mean for your business?

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The Financial Conduct Authority has taken the unusual step to seek legal clarity on business interruption insurance claims.

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1 June 2020 0 Comments Posted in Business, Dispute Resolution, Opinion

Business interruption insurance – what does the FCA say?

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Our Dispute Resolution lawyers explain the steps the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) have taken to seek legal clarity on business interruption insurance.

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29 May 2020 0 Comments Posted in Health & Social Care, Opinion

Board briefing: looking ahead to mitigate risk

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Board Briefing for social care businesses

Despite the ongoing frontline challenges, you will need to look ahead, anticipate the next set of challenges and put appropriate measures in place to protect your organisation.

Our Health & Social Care team has prepared a Briefing for Boards, CEOs and in-house counsel in the social care sector to help you identify risks that may lie ahead and deal with them appropriately to minimise the impact.

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28 April 2020 0 Comments Posted in Health & Social Care, News

MPs and commentators misguided to call for care home residents to be moved into hospitals

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The Care Association Alliance, a professional body that represents 38 regional Care Associations who between them represent thousands of care services across the UK, have today issued this statement in response to MPs, notably Shadow Heath Secretary Jonathan Ashworth MP, calling for care residents to be moved from their homes into hospital environments.

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27 April 2020 0 Comments Posted in Health & Social Care, Opinion

The new MCA and DoLS guidance: what care providers need to know during the coronavirus pandemic

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On 9 April 2020, the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) published new Guidance for care homes and hospitals entitled: “Mental Capacity Act (2005) (MCA) and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) During the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic”.

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21 April 2020 0 Comments Posted in Business, Dispute Resolution, Opinion

COVID-19 and business interruption insurance

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The spread of COVID-19 is causing businesses of all shapes and sizes to consider their risk management arrangements and specifically, whether or not their insurance policies might cover some of the loss they will inevitably face.

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8 April 2020 3 Comments Posted in Health & Social Care, Opinion

The Coronavirus Act 2020 is now law: what do care providers need to know?

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This emergency legislation was pushed through in record time to allow the country to deal with this crisis quickly. Much of the Act paves the way for local authorities, CCGs, the NHS and HMRC to put emergency measures in place.

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