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Case of note: EH v. Dorset Healthcare University NHS Foundation Trust (Supreme Court, 30 October 2020)

EH suffered from paranoid schizophrenia and on 25 August 2010 stabbed her mother to death whilst experiencing a serious psychotic episode. She pleaded guilty to manslaughter by reason of diminished responsibility and was sentenced to a hospital order under the Mental Health Act, 1983. She …

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Supporting the Covid-19 response and NHS staff working during the pandemic

In December, a joint letter from ourselves, NHS England and NHS Improvement, and the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC), was sent to providers to outline the indemnity arrangements for the Covid-19 vaccination programme. The letter provided reassurance to healthcare professionals and others working …

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Research into concerns raised by healthcare organisations about practitioners

Practitioner Performance Advice will be launching a new and important programme to share research and insights drawn from our work to support healthcare organisations in better understanding, managing and resolving concerns about doctors, dentists or pharmacists. Our initial work on this programme is already providing …

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Re-launch of the third year of the maternity incentive scheme

The maternity incentive scheme supports the Maternity Safety Ambition by incentivising ten essential actions designed to improve the delivery of best practice in maternity and neonatal services. In light of Covid-19 pressures on the NHS and maternity services, the maternity incentive scheme Collaborative Advisory Group …

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