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As we begin this new decade we are at the cusp of an exciting age in healthcare. Digital advancements made over the last few years are now really starting to transform the way that patients are treated and cared for in the United Kingdom by healthcare providers. COVID-19 enforced lockdowns have led to accelerated showcasing of technological developments in healthcare and products now available, which in turn has highlighted the need for change.
Case review 09/10/2020
The Court of Appeal have today handed down the judgment in this landmark decision, finding in favour of the appellant who had challenged the decision of no award for her accommodation claim.
Case review 21/07/2020
In a three day hearing commencing on 23 June 2020, the Court of Appeal heard the case of Swift v Carpenter, in which the appellant challenged the decision of no award for her accommodation claim. The judgment has been reserved.
This report looks at who currently bears the cost of funding personal care for those with catastrophic injuries, and the need to better manage these costs in future.
The COVID-19 outbreak has revealed the inflexibility and lack of innovation in personal care systems around the world. Relieving these pressures will require an innovative new approach.
The Honourable Mr Justice Hayden, Vice President of the Court of Protection, has issued updated guidance on applications relating to serious medical treatment.
Case review 20/11/2019
High Court decision relating to medical decisions and a child’s best interests.
We have highlighted that NHS trusts, private hospitals and clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) need to prepare for new responsibilities under the regime governing the deprivation of liberty of those without the mental capacity to consent to it.
We consider how technological developments in patient-led care over the next 10 years could be used to alleviate pressure on the NHS and other healthcare providers and how the healthcare sector can prepare for changes to come.
The Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill is currently making its way through parliament. We explore some of the practical and financial implications of the proposals, for local authorities, the NHS, and the private sector.