Aug 30, 2019
Four children with the neurodegenerative condition Batten disease have been given permission to bring a judicial review challenge over a decision to not make a potentially life-saving treatment available through the NHS in England.
Aug 27, 2019
Law firm Browne Jacobson has acted as legal adviser on the merger clearance of a deal that will lead to the formation of one of the North of England’s biggest university hospital trusts.
Aug 21, 2019
A former manager at a care home where a young woman died is due to be sentenced later this month for failing to attend and disclose evidence to an inquest.
Aug 19, 2019
Campaigners have been granted permission to bring a judicial review challenge over plans to reduce the number of hospitals able to offer emergency stroke treatment in Kent.
Aug 15, 2019
The Technology and Construction Court has accepted Cornwall Council's arguments that a procurement claim made against it by the Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust should be struck out.
Aug 06, 2019
The HealthTrust Europe group purchasing organisation for NHS bodies has appointed ten providers to its latest legal services framework, which is worth an estimated £40m.
Aug 02, 2019
Two clinical commissioning groups (CCG) have hailed a written judgement as vindicating a controversial service reorganisation in South Tyneside and Sunderland, although campaigners have warned they plan to appeal.
Jul 26, 2019
Campaign group Defend Dorset NHS has been refused a second judicial review of plans by the Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group to re-structure NHS service in the county.
Jul 25, 2019
A High Court hearing into the suspension of accident and emergency services at The Friarage hospital in Northallerton has been vacated this week after management at the South Tees NHS Foundation Trust agreed to hold a full consultation into the decision.
Jul 02, 2019
Collaboration, rather than competition, is the best way forward for the NHS and the wider health and care system, MPs on the Health and Social Care Committee have said.
Jun 18, 2019
A High Court judge has granted campaigners permission to challenge the suspension of accident and emergency services at a hospital in North Yorkshire.
Jun 17, 2019
The Government intends to bring the Liberty Protection Safeguards system into force on 1 October 2020, the Minister for Care Caroline Dinenage has announced.
Jun 12, 2019
General practice contracts, pharmaceutical contractors and procurement and commissioning will be the key areas investigated by the NHS Counter Fraud Authority in the coming year.
Jun 11, 2019
The High Court is due to decide whether a 17 year-old Jehovah’s Witness suffering from leukaemia can be treated with blood products against his will.
May 23, 2019
A judge has this week allowed Rushcliffe Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) to award an elective surgery contract to Nottingham University Hospitals (NUH) NHS Trust, following a legal challenge by Circle Health.
May 21, 2019
An independent review should be carried out of every person who is being held in segregation in mental health wards for children and young people and wards for people with a learning disability or autism, the Care Quality Commission has said.
May 20, 2019
A charity has launched a legal challenge over United Kingdom Research and Innovation’s (UKRI’s) policy on distributing medical research funding.
May 02, 2019
Campaign group 999 Call for the NHS has hit out at the Supreme Court’s refusal of permission to appeal in its challenge over a new form of NHS contract, describing the decision as “completely illogical”.
May 02, 2019
Health care provider Circle has launched a High Court challenge against Rushcliffe Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) over its award of an elective surgery contract to an NHS trust that Circle claims is in a poor financial state.
Apr 25, 2019
Gloucestershire County Council has suspended scrutiny of a proposed change to general hospital surgery in the county after a campaign group threatened the NHS with judicial review.
Apr 15, 2019
The Court of Appeal has dismissed an appeal by campaigners over proposed bed closures at Horton General Hospital in Oxfordshire.
Apr 10, 2019
The Information Commissioner’s Office has issued a £120,000 on a television production company which unfairly and unlawfully filmed patients at a maternity clinic.
Apr 09, 2019
A county councillor is to spearhead the crowdfunding for a legal challenge over the proposed closure of the stroke unit at the Queen Elisabeth the Queen Mother hospital in Margate.
Apr 03, 2019
Home Secretary Sajid Javid has launched a consultation about placing a legal duty on public bodies, including hospitals, to raise concerns about children at risk of becoming involved in knife crime.
Apr 01, 2019
The Equality & Human Rights Commission has ended its judicial review challenge against NHS England over the funding of fertility services for patients undergoing gender reassignment treatment.
Apr 01, 2019
The Local Government & Social Care Ombudsman (LGO) has criticised Staffordshire County Council’s decision not to assess thousands of vulnerable people who may have been unlawfully deprived of their liberty.
Apr 01, 2019
Campaigners have instructed claimant law firm Irwin Mitchell to examine their legal options over a decision by South Tees NHS Foundation Trust to suspend accident and emergency services temporarily at The Friarage Hospital in Northallerton.
Mar 22, 2019
The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a test case on the illegality defence in a tort claim against an NHS trust, it has been reported.
Mar 20, 2019
A senior judge has issued a reminder to practitioners, carers and those involved in taking samples in circumstances that, where the patient lacks capacity and an application has been made to the Court of Protection for an order authorising the taking of a sample, it will be unlawful for the sample to be taken without the Court's permission.