Aug 04, 2021
A Family Division judge has strongly criticised NHS England and two NHS mental health trusts over the failure to accommodate a 15-year-old girl ‘M’ with complex needs through a medium secure tier 4 bed.
Aug 03, 2021
The House of Lords Public Services Committee has expressed concern that the Government’s proposals on procurement and commissioning of public services “prioritise competition to the detriment of collaboration among providers of public services, give insufficient recognition to the important role played by the voluntary sector, fail to promote expertise in commissioning and do not align with the…
Jul 30, 2021
The Department of Health and Social Care has fired the gun on the procurement of the latest NHS Resolution legal services framework, which is worth an estimated £772m over four years.
Jul 13, 2021
The High Court has thrown out a judicial review challenge over the lawfulness of a decision by the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care during the pandemic to award a £102.6m contract to a company for the supply of personal protective equipment (PPE), after finding the claim form was not served validly.
Jul 08, 2021
A claimant supplier can call on expert witnesses in a procurement dispute with the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Mr Justice Fraser has ruled in a case management hearing.
Jul 08, 2021
England is to be divided into integrated care boards and partnerships responsible for bringing together local NHS and local government, such as social care, mental health and public health advice.
Jul 07, 2021
The Information Commissioner’s Office has launched an investigation into the use of private correspondence channels at the Department of Health and Social Care.
Jun 17, 2021
A boy subject to an interim care order must be vaccinated in line with the schedule recommended by the National Health Service despite his parents’ objections, the High Court has ruled.
Jun 16, 2021
The Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman has issued two separate reports into the way the London Borough of Redbridge "failed" the family of a 20-year-old man with special educational needs, following a number of complaints from the family dating back more than a decade.
Jun 10, 2021
The UK Government "misrepresented" the law on a number of occasions when communicating new public health guidance and restrictions during the pandemic, according to a report published today by the House of Lords' Select Committee on the Constitution.
May 20, 2021
The Court of Protection has ruled that an 86-year-old woman with dementia should not be either forcibly given a Covid vaccine or deceived into accepting a jab.
May 19, 2021
The Good Law Project and Sister Supporter have threatened Camden Council with legal action over the local authority’s alleged ongoing failure to deal with the intimidation and harassment of women outside the Marie Stopes Clinic in the borough.
May 10, 2021
A High Court judge has given her reasons for making a costs capping order of £250,000 in respect of both the claimants, the Good Law Project and EveryDoctor, and the defendant, the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, in the procurement challenge over the award of contracts for the supply of personal protective equipment (PPE).
Apr 30, 2021
The Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman (PHSO) has from this week begun to routinely publish its investigations including those cases where serious mistakes have been made and not readily admitted nor addressed.
Apr 20, 2021
An NHS Trust acted unlawfully when it failed to consult service users before deciding to close a hospital's A&E department temporarily, a High Court judge has ruled.
Apr 19, 2021
The NHS North of England Commercial Procurement Collaborative (NoE CPC) has re-procured its framework agreement for the provision of legal services, awarding the contract to 11 law firms.
Apr 15, 2021
The Government has launched a five-week consultation on requiring care home providers, caring for older adults, to deploy only those workers who have received their COVID-19 vaccination.
Apr 06, 2021
The Local Government Association has urged the Government to work closely with councils on any proposals for Covid-19 status certification.
Apr 06, 2021
The Health and Care Professions Council has appointed two law firms to a legal services framework worth up to £6m over five years.
Mar 24, 2021
MPs will vote tomorrow (25 March) on the Government's ‘roadmap regulations’ setting out its proposed next phase of ‘easements’.
Mar 15, 2021
A Family Court judge has made a care order for two children described as "severely overweight" to be taken into long-term foster care, following an application by West Sussex County Council.
Mar 04, 2021
A magistrate and NHS trust board member who was dismissed over his views - based on his beliefs as a Christian - about the appropriateness of the adoption of a child by a same-sex couple, has lost two cases in the Court of Appeal.
Feb 25, 2021
Barking and Dagenham Council is to review reports of a possible cancer cluster within the borough after an investigation by the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman found it previously failed to act on a woman's concerns.
Feb 24, 2021
The Administrative Court has ruled that a man was entitled to refuse to give his name and address to a police officer who wanted to issue a fixed penalty notice for breach of lockdown regulations.
Feb 24, 2021
The Good Law Project has secured a cost-capping order in its judicial review challenge over the award of PPE contracts without advertisement or competition, although the sum is two and a half times the limit it sought.
Feb 23, 2021
Winsome Levy, a specialist in Court of Protection, mental health tribunal, adult social care and inquest cases, has joined Field Court Chambers.
Feb 19, 2021
The Secretary of State for Health and Social Care acted unlawfully by failing to comply with the Government’s ‘Transparency Policy’ when procuring PPE (personal protective equipment) during the pandemic, a High Court judge has ruled.
Feb 18, 2021
A discharge care plan approach (DCPA) written by the London Borough of Islington and North Central London Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) was unlawful on nine points, the High Court has found.
Feb 09, 2021
A judge has granted the Night-Time Economy Adviser for Greater Manchester and two other residents of the city permission for a legal challenge over the restriction on serving alcohol unless it is with a table meal.