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Legislation change gives more healthcare professionals power to certify fit notes

New legislation to enable a wider range of healthcare professionals to certify fit notes has been introduced by the UK government to ease pressure on GPs. Grace McGarvey, a legal…


Coronavirus and the regulatory burden of care home management

David Edwards highlights the importance for care homes to continue their compliance with the Care Quality Commission's regulatory system during the coronavirus pandemic and outlines the principle areas for consideration.…


What ‘promoting professionalism, reforming regulation’ means for healthcare professionals

David Edwards, director and head of the healthcare sector team, highlights what healthcare professionals need to be aware of following the government’s response to the consultation on reforming regulation. Between…

Will tighter regulation of medical devices hamper health innovation?

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…

Healthcare tender dispute shows need for greater transparency

Harrison Drury’s Healthcare Sector team, looks at a recent case in which two NHS trusts contested a county council decision to award a nursing services contract to another provider. A…

How will the Contaminated Blood Inquiry impact the healthcare sector?

Harrison Drury’s Healthcare Sector team, assesses the upcoming Contaminated Blood Inquiry and the impact it could have on the healthcare sector. Set to be the largest inquiry ever heard in…

What should you do if you’re affected by Carillion’s insolvency?

Construction firm, Carillion PLC, announced this week that it and its five sister companies had been placed into compulsory liquidation. Harrison Drury’s construction and insolvency teams look at what this…


Are you ready for 2018’s employment law changes?

Nothing stays the same for long in the world of people management and employment law, you never quite know what is going to happen next. We saw the abolition of…


How can I protect my business from employment tribunal claims?

Harrison Drury’s employment team explain how you should respond to an employment tribunal claim and how you can protect your business in the first place now that employment tribunal fees…


What does the new Template GP Lease mean for GP practices?

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…


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