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Eastern promise: what the United Kingdom might learn from Hong Kong on patient safety

28 June 2017

Patient safety in the United Kingdom remains high on the Department of Health Agenda. There remains the drive to embrace a culture of learning and provide high quality care to patients.

NHS Trust receives warm reception from Court of Appeal

27 June 2017

The Court of Appeal held an NHS Trust should not be held liable for a receptionist’s alleged negligence.

The independent Insurance Authority goes live

27 June 2017

Yesterday the Insurance Authority (IA) replaced the Office of the Commissioner of Insurance. The Insurance Authority also launched its website and this is available at www.ia.org.hk.

Costs budgets: Court of Appeal rules on the relationship between budgets and detailed assessment

23 June 2017

The Court of Appeal has addressed the relationship between costs budgeting and detailed assessment. The court has provided some much needed clarity regarding the impact of costs budgets on detailed assessment.

The politics: a weakened Prime Minister, a minority government

23 June 2017

From a broad political perspective, this was a Queen’s Speech from a government reaching for authority rather than making a statement of authority. Having returned from the general election with a reduced number of seats and now without the majority required to govern unaided, the Conservatives remain locked in talks with the Northern Ireland’s DUP (Democratic Unionist Party). Those talks remain ongoing and the Queen’s Speech took place after a consequential delay.

Eastern promise: what the United Kingdom might learn from Hong Kong on patient safety

28 June 2017

Patient safety in the United Kingdom remains high on the Department of Health Agenda. There remains the drive to embrace a culture of learning and provide high quality care to patients.

NHS Trust receives warm reception from Court of Appeal

27 June 2017

The Court of Appeal held an NHS Trust should not be held liable for a receptionist’s alleged negligence.

The independent Insurance Authority goes live

27 June 2017

Yesterday the Insurance Authority (IA) replaced the Office of the Commissioner of Insurance. The Insurance Authority also launched its website and this is available at www.ia.org.hk.

Costs budgets: Court of Appeal rules on the relationship between budgets and detailed assessment

23 June 2017

The Court of Appeal has addressed the relationship between costs budgeting and detailed assessment. The court has provided some much needed clarity regarding the impact of costs budgets on detailed assessment.

The politics: a weakened Prime Minister, a minority government

23 June 2017

From a broad political perspective, this was a Queen’s Speech from a government reaching for authority rather than making a statement of authority. Having returned from the general election with a reduced number of seats and now without the majority required to govern unaided, the Conservatives remain locked in talks with the Northern Ireland’s DUP (Democratic Unionist Party). Those talks remain ongoing and the Queen’s Speech took place after a consequential delay.