Feb 12, 2020
Equalities watchdog in legal action against Health Secretary over accommodation for people with learning disabilities and autism
The Equality and Human Rights Commission has launched a legal challenge against the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care over what it claims is a repeated failure to move people with learning disabilities and autism into appropriate accommodation.
Feb 11, 2020
A campaigner has threatened a fresh legal challenge after a consultation on proposed changes at the Friarage Hospital in Northallerton did not include the option to maintain its accident and emergency department.
Feb 10, 2020
General Pharmaceutical Council selects firm for £3m legal services contract for fitness to practise work
The General Pharmaceutical Council has awarded law firm Ward Hadaway a £3m contract to provide legal services to its fitness to practise team.
Feb 03, 2020
Centre for Public Scrutiny to examine role of scrutiny in improving approaches to tackling gambling harms
The Centre for Public Scrutiny (CfPS) has issued a call for evidence as part of a new research project aimed at improving the scrutiny of activity to tackle gambling harms.
Jan 30, 2020
The Court of Appeal has rejected a challenge to reorganisation plans by two clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) in the North East but has criticised a lower court judge for delays in issuing his judgment, which created a situation that did not comply with Civil Procedure Rules.
Jan 23, 2020
The Vice-President of the Court of Protection, Mr Justice Hayden, has issued guidance on applications to the court relating to medical treatment.
Jan 22, 2020
Health and social care law firm Hempsons is to merge with Eastwoods which specialises in defending professionals.
Jan 20, 2020
The government declined to bail out two PFI schemes being built by failed construction firm Carillion for risk of setting a precedent that the taxpayer would bear the risk of future PFI projects that ran into trouble, a report published last week by the National Audit Office has found.
Dec 12, 2019
Relief for councils as NHS trusts lose High Court bid to claim £1.5bn charities reduction on business rates
A group of 17 NHS foundation trusts have failed to persuade a High Court judge that they are charities and so eligible for substantial reductions on the non-domestic rates payable on the properties they occupy.
Nov 21, 2019
The number of applications made by care homes and hospitals to local authorities under the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) has increased by an average of 15.0% each year since 2014-15, official statistics from NHS Digital have revealed.