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No damages for ‘loss of personal autonomy’ due to failure to obtain informed consent

The Court of Appeal has provided clear guidance to the effect that there is no separate and freestanding right to damages for ‘loss of personal…

Rachel Kneale
Rachel Kneale Partner

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Public sector exit payment reforms

HM Treasury’s response to the public sector exit payments consultation tells us that the government has not seen evidence to change their view.

Phil Allen
Phil Allen Partner

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Root cause analysis investigation reports

A root cause analysis investigation is an investigation undertaken to establish the originating causes which have led to a death or an avoidable…

Dewi Ap-Thomas
Dewi Ap-Thomas Partner

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The palaver of public sector exit payments

What a palaver. The Government has now been consulting about reforming the entitlement to public sector exit payments for over 18 months. The…

Emlyn Williams
Emlyn Williams Partner

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High Court overturns NHS England decision

The High Court has overturned NHS England’s decision to refuse funding for a drug used to treat narcolepsy.

Richard Jolly
Richard Jolly Partner

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Managing long running PFI contracts: Portsmouth City Council v Ensign Highways Ltd

How should public bodies administer long-running PFI contracts which will operate for many years to come where the changed financial climate impacts…

Thomas Collins
Thomas Collins Partner

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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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