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Whilst remote trials have helped ensure the court system continues during the COVID-19 pandemic, they can present certain challenges and pitfalls.
The accessibility of medicinal cannabis took another step forward on 22 March when Scotland’s first medicinal cannabis clinic was given authority to open by the regulator. Against this background, we consider the state of play of medicinal cannabis in the UK since its legalisation in 2018 and explore some potential product liability implications that may arise.
Building on the NHS Five Year Forward View in October 2014 and the Long-Term Plan published in February 2019, the Department of Health and Social Care have published their latest proposals for a Health and Care Bill. The proposals are set out in a White Paper published on 11 February 2021, - ‘Integration and Innovation: working together to improve health and social care for all’, which can be found here.
The Healthcare team at Kennedys in Melbourne is delighted to announce its appointment as preferred legal services partner to the Australian Medical Association in Victoria (AMAV).
The vulnerabilities of the life science supply chain are at the forefront of everyone’s minds, but, behind the headlines, how is the pandemic affecting attitudes to risk?
Case review 2021-03-19
Care workers who ‘sleep in’ are not entitled to the national minimum wage for the duration of their shift
The Supreme Court has ruled that time spent sleeping by a sleep-in care worker does not attract the national minimum wage. Here we provide a brief overview of the conclusion reached by the Supreme Court and offer our initial observations on the outcome.
Case review 2021-03-16
Devon Partnership NHS Trust v Secretary of State for Health and Social care [22.01.2021] - In this case, the High Court considered the interpretation of physically examining a patient and whether it could and should be done in person or remotely, in the particular context of the requirements contained in sections 11(5) and 12 of the Mental Health Act 1983 (MHA).
In this global update Kennedys' medical malpractice specialists from 16 jurisdictions across the globe discuss the operational and digital response of healthcare organisations and providers, to the pandemic.
While 2020 was undoubtedly the year of the COVID-19 pandemic, 2021 is becoming the year of the vaccination. In this article, our industry experts consider the latest developments relating to the vaccine and provide an overview of its impact on various sectors.
In June 2020, the National Data Guardian for Health and Social Care (the NDG), Dame Fiona Caldicott, launched a public consultation seeking views on her intention to revise the existing seven ‘Caldicott Principles’ and issue new guidance about the role of ‘Caldicott Guardians’.