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Healthcare

Will tighter regulation of medical devices hamper…

David Edwards, head of Harrison Drury’s healthcare and regulatory teams, explores how a recent investigation into unsafe medical devices may affect the healthcare sector and patients. The UK’s Royal College…

What does the new Template GP Lease…

A Template GP Lease has been developed between the British Medical Association (BMA) and NHS Property Services for GP practices which lease, either the whole or in part, a building…

A guide to selling your dental practice

Getting your dental practice in the right shape to achieve a successful sale takes significant planning and organisation. Jack Stephenson, a corporate and commercial solicitor in Harrison Drury’s healthcare team,…

Succession Planning for GP Practices

More and more GPs are looking to exit their practices, but the process is lengthy and potentially costly. David Edwards, head of the healthcare team at Harrison Drury, discusses the…

A guide to merging GP practices

The consolidation of GP practices is gathering pace, with research showing the rate of mergers doubling in the first half of this year. David Filmer examines the opportunities and pitfalls…

What would Brexit mean for the healthcare…

A Brexit could have huge implications for the UK’s booming healthcare sector. David Edwards, the head of our healthcare and regulatory and compliance teams, discusses the main issues. The implications…

10/05/16

Personal Health Budgets: Is your practice compliant?

Planned changes to the way Clinical Commissioning Groups plan Personal Health Budgets could cause legal issues for GPs and their practices. David Edwards, head of the healthcare sector team at…

04/04/16

Could medical apps be harming your patients?

The rapid growth of mobile technology has made ‘apps’ an integral part of our lives. But what are the risks of using such apps to make decisions about our health?…

Six legal issues to address when negotiating…

Large businesses that are used to negotiating contracts on a day-to-day basis will no doubt be familiar with the legal pitfalls involved. They may have dedicated procurement departments handling negotiations…

Five ways to reduce claims for workplace…

A recent High Court case has shed more light on the circumstances in which an employer may be liable for psychiatric illness caused by occupational stress. In the case of…

Avoiding the libel trap lurking on social…

A number of high-profile politicians, sports stars, business people and other celebrities have got themselves into hot water for publishing defamatory comments on social media. The action Lord McAlpine took…

Dealing with disputes in a fragmenting boardroom

People who own and run limited companies will always have their differences – that’s just a fact of life. It is sometimes healthy for individuals within these businesses to have…

Harsher penalties could be in store for…

A review of sentencing guidelines could result in tougher penalties for individuals and organisations who flout health and safety regulations or breach food hygiene legislation. The Sentencing Council is consulting…

Using new GDC Standards to your advantage

It’s easy to see why the launch or updating of professional standards, such as the General Dental Council’s latest guidance for dental teams, is often greeted somewhat reluctantly by healthcare…

How will new rules on ante-natal appointments…

New laws extending the right to take time off work to accompany pregnant women to ante-natal appointments will affect the employers of expectant fathers and partners of pregnant women. With…

Care comes naturally to new owner Melissa

A registered nurse from the Ribble Valley has realised her dream of running her own care home after purchasing a Lancashire care business. Ashlands Nursing Home, Rossendale, which provides care…

Care homes: Why strong risk management and…

When it comes to securing bank funding, businesses not only have to demonstrate loan security, but also the ability to service the loan over the long term. With those in…

How do new consumer contract rules impact…

Businesses need to be aware of a number of recent changes to the law that will impact on the terms and conditions or ‘contracts’ they have in place with the…

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