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46-2! Apology Legislation passed in Hong Kong

21 July 2017

Following our update in the April 2017 edition of our Medical Law Brief – the Legislative Council of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region passed the long-awaited Apology Legislation Bill on 13 July 2017 - with 46-2 votes in favour.

Technology, innovation and cyber risk in the NHS

10 July 2017

The NHS is increasingly opening its doors to technology and innovation. The establishment in recent years of the points below is evidence of this onward drive.

Healthcare Brief - June 2017

29 June 2017

Welcome to the latest edition of Healthcare Brief.

Healthcare Brief June 2017: market insights

29 June 2017

A summary of key developments including an update on the discount rate review, the Department of Health’s rapid redress scheme and concerns raised at the NHS Confederation Conference; the next phase of the Care Quality Commission consultation, updated General Medical Council guidance on confidentiality, fixed recoverable costs and modernisation initiatives.

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's agenda. There remains the drive to embrace a culture of learning and provide high quality care to patients.

Healthcare Brief: latest decisions June 2017

28 June 2017

A round up of recent court decisions raising issues relating to wrongful birth, the costs of the deprivation of liberty regime, the standard of care required of an A&E senior house officer, the liability for an A&E receptionist’s alleged negligence and the relationship between costs budgeting and detailed assessments.

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.

Rapid resolution and redress scheme: Kennedys responds

21 June 2017

Last month, we submitted a response to the Department of Health’s consultation on a rapid resolution and redress scheme for severe avoidable birth injury.

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