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The professional duty of candour: new guidance for doctors, nurses and midwives

New guidance has been issued on the standards expected of doctors, nurses and midwives in respect of their professional duty of candour.

Richard Jolly
Richard Jolly Partner

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Do you need a motive for dishonesty?

A review of Alam v General Medical Council in which a doctor faced allegations of dishonestly providing false documentation.

John Mitchell
John Mitchell Consultant

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IOP Appeal: D v. General Medical Council [2015] EWHC 847 (Admin)

Dr D, a general practitioner, appealed an MPTS decision to impose an interim order of suspension on his registration.

John Mitchell
John Mitchell Consultant

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First corporate manslaughter prosecution of a Care Home and an NHS Trust

Three care home bosses face charges of gross negligence manslaughter following the death of an 86 year old woman just days after she left a Nottingham…


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Bostridge v Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust

The Court of Appeal confirmed that where there is no loss as a consequence of unlawful detention, damages for false imprisonment will be nominal.

Peter Wake
Peter Wake Partner

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Joined-up thinking about mental health

January can be a miserable month. Indeed, for employees who are already stressed or struggling the challenges of a new year can seem insurmountable.…


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Weightmans LLP expand Clinical Negligence Team

Rachel Kneale has been appointed as a Partner and Head of London Clinical Negligence at Weightmans LLP. Rachel joins from specialist firm Hempsons.

Rachel Kneale
Rachel Kneale Partner

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No need for an Article 2 inquest - High Court overturns coroner's decision

In the recent case of Kent County Council, R (on the application of) v HM Coroner for the County of Kent (North-West District) & Ors [2012] EWHC…

Richard Jolly
Richard Jolly Partner

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