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Independent inquiry launched into malpractice of Ian Paterson

Published on 07 December 2017. By Ella Shanks, Trainee Solicitor

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The Department of Health has announced the launch of an independent inquiry into the circumstances and practices surrounding the activity of convicted breast surgeon Ian Paterson.

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Engagement news

Published on 29 November 2017. By Peter Rudd-Clarke, Legal Director

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Manufacturers and insurers may have missed Prince Harry's news on Monday in the general excitement surrounding the Government's Industrial Strategy, announced on the same day.

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Bereavement Damages incompatible with European Convention on Human Rights

Published on 29 November 2017. By Genevieve Isherwood, Associate and Leah Wood, Trainee Solicitor

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Consideration of the Court of Appeal decision in Smith v Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation and others that restriction on awards for bereavement damages under the Fatal Accidents Act 1976 are incompatible with the European Convention on Human Rights.

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Mobile health app developers take note – the importance of patient safety

Published on 24 November 2017. By Ella Shanks, Trainee Solicitor

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'Natural Cycles' and 'GP at Hand' are examples of apps revolutionising healthcare. Developers must take all appropriate steps to mitigate the risk of harm to patient safety.

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What next for the Discount Rate?

Published on 23 November 2017. By Leah Wood, Trainee Solicitor

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A discussion of the proposed date of implementation for the new discount rate / Ogden rate following a government consultation in 2017. The discount rate was reduced by the Lord Chancellor from 2.5% to minus 0.75% in February, but is expected to increase to between 0% and 1% following lobbying from the insurance industry and other bodies including the NHS.

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Cabinet office to oversee contaminated blood inquiry

Published on 03 November 2017. By Emma Kislingbury, Associate

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Statutory public inquiry announced into how contaminated blood transfusions infected thousands with HIV and hepatitis C in the 1970s and 80s.

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A Shift in Vicarious Liability (Armes v Nottinghamshire County Council)

Published on 01 November 2017. By Kristiana Reynolds, Associate

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Armes v Nottinghamshire County Council [2017] UKSC 60. A review of recent case law extending Vicarious Liability and the impact this will have on organisations and their insurers.

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Government to cover negligence claims against GPs

Published on 17 October 2017. By Dorothy Flower, Partner and Kristiana Reynolds, Associate

Government to cover negligence claims against GPs

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Medical device concerns and MHRA compliance

Published on 16 October 2017. By Hannah Land, Associate

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Increase in medical devices regulatory alerts and how to respond to concerns

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China's Clinical Trials

Published on 10 October 2017. By Kristiana Reynolds, Associate

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China - an emerging market for clinical trials

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