Guidance on compliance with Child Arrangement Orders during COVID-19
202004.02

Guidance on compliance with Child Arrangement Orders during COVID-19

Guidance on compliance with Child Arrangement Orders during COVID-19 02 April 2020 The expectation at this difficult time is that parents must care for children by acting sensibly and safely when making decisions regarding the arrangements for their child and deciding where and with whom their child spends time. The guidance which can be summarised…

COVID-19: GDC’s position on registration
202004.01

COVID-19: GDC’s position on registration

On 23 March 2020 the GDC issued a joint statement on arrangements for dental and dental care professional students and recent graduates whilst there are restrictions in place to control the ongoing spread of COVID-19. The GDC acknowledge that teaching and assessments have been severely disrupted by the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. The restrictions which are…

COVID -19: Its effects on healthcare professionals
202003.27

COVID -19: Its effects on healthcare professionals

It is clear that Covid-19 is having and will continue to have a significant impact upon the usual working practices of all healthcare professionals. Changes to Practice for Medical Practitioners The BMA, NHS England and NHS Improvement have recently advised all GP practices to move to triaging all patients over the telephone or online before…

Coronavirus: Contracts and the Force Majeure Clause
202003.24

Coronavirus: Contracts and the Force Majeure Clause

The continued spread of COVID-19 and the relevant containment measures put in place to combat its spread, are having a profound and far reaching effect on the social care sector. As providers come under increasing pressure, it is reasonable for them to begin to understand, in more detail, their potential liabilities and obligations under their…

Adult Social Care and Covid-19
202003.10

Adult Social Care and Covid-19

Government ministers have sought to reassure the public that the UK’s pandemic planning is amongst the best in the world. Clearly it helps that there is a National Health Service which is geared up to dealing with emergencies and is used to taking orders from above. In addition, Rishi Sunak, the new Chancellor, announced on…

Responding to CQC draft reports
202002.25

Responding to CQC draft reports

The draft report arrives in your in-box and you have ten working days to respond. How should you manage the factual accuracy process to get the most out of it? First, you should nominate someone to lead on the process. It might be the registered manager or the nominated individual, depending on the nature of…

piCalculator
201911.25

piCalculator

Here at Gordons Partnership LLP, we defend complex and high value medical litigation and therefore in order to advise our clients as accurately and efficiently as possible, we use sophisticated software. piCalculator is used countrywide to improve the production of schedules of loss and to quantify general and special damages for Claimants and Defendants to…

Gross Negligence Manslaughter Review Dinner
201911.07

Gross Negligence Manslaughter Review Dinner

Mr Morrison from our Healthcare Regulatory Team was invited to attend a review dinner on 5 November 2019, hosted by QEB Hollis Whiteman. He attended alongside other leading firms who advise clients in respect to the complex area of law of gross negligence manslaughter. An independent review was commissioned by the General Medical Council into…

GDC Registration for Dentists
201908.15

GDC Registration for Dentists

The GDC registration process has various stages which need to be considered when preparing an application for registration. Firstly, there are a series of initial questions that a dentist will need to work their way through in order to establish which avenue of the registration process fits their circumstances. Some dentists may be able to…