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Case review 23/07/2021
The Court of Protection held that Ms A’s wish for a natural birth was not in her best interests and due to an impairment or disturbance of her mind, she lacked capacity to weigh up the risks of a natural delivery against an elective caesarean section.
On 2 March 2021, the Victorian Government released the final report of the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System. The Commission highlighted the strains on the mental health system and found that people obtaining mental health services ‘are not treated with dignity or respect and are not involved in making decisions about their own treatment, care and support’. It also found ‘an excessive use of restrictive practices and compulsory treatment’.
For most people, getting their COVID-19 vaccine will be as simple as booking an appointment and presenting for a ‘jab’, but for those who lack capacity to consent to the vaccine, who can be among the most vulnerable to COVID-19, the process is less straightforward. The law in this area involves a careful balancing of the patient’s right to autonomy and self-determination with the right to life and the highest attainable standard of health. While the issue of capacity to consent to medical treatment is far from novel, some recent UK cases relating to COVID-19 vaccine refusal highlight what may be taken into account by a court in such cases.
We are pleased to again report a record turnover of £264m, an increase of 11% on the previous year (£238m).We have also increased the number of fee earners globally by 10%, taking the firm’s overall headcount to in excess of 2,300
With the use of social media by medical professionals becoming more prevalent, it is more important to ensure that any views expressed or material shared on social media comply with the Medical Board of Australia’s (the Board) expectations of medical professionals, even if the material being shared is on a private page without reference to the practice of medicine.
Case review 30/06/2021
Khan v Meadows [18.06.21]: On 18 June 2021, the Supreme Court unanimously dismissed Ms Meadows’ appeal and confirmed losses outside the scope of duty of a doctor’s care are not recoverable.
The Victorian Government will introduce a statutory duty of candour in 2021 to aid in strengthening quality and safety in healthcare delivery.
This year’s Queen’s Speech outlined the UK Government’s plan to 'level up' opportunities across all parts of the UK, supporting jobs, businesses and economic growth, and addressing the impact of the pandemic on public services.
Regulatory compliance in unprecedented times: how to adapt but stay on track - a guide for the European life sciences industry
The COVID-19 pandemic has had an unprecedented impact on stakeholders in the UK and EU’s life sciences industry - from companies, to third parties, governments, regulators and insurers.
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.