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Insights: GPs and Primary Care

Mandatory Covid vaccines for employees – what if they say “no”?

Every year NHS organisations encourage their staff to take the flu vaccine, and with the unprecedented situation of the Covid pandemic many organisations in health and social care will be considering what steps they can take to ensure that their staff and patients are protected.

Procurement in a Nutshell – Introduction of Find a Tender

'Find a Tender' (FTS) is the new UK e-notification service. This will replace the current requirement for notices of new procurements to be published in the Official Journal of the European Union's Tenders Electronic Daily (OJEU/TED).

Standard of proof in inquests

The Supreme Court decision in R (on the application of Maughan) v Her Majesty's Senior Coroner for Oxfordshire was handed down on 13 November 2020.

CQC prosecutes Trust for breach of duty of candour

The CQC has this week prosecuted University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Foundation Trust ("the Trust") for a failing to be open and honest with a family in relation to the death of a patient and therefore breaching the statutory duty of candour.

Video: Protecting your cloud projects

As with all sectors, the NHS is rapidly moving systems, services and content to the cloud, and suppliers are forever extolling the virtues of this approach. But it is worth pausing to reflect on the specific things we should be looking out for from a legal and liability perspective when procuring and contracting for such services.