Inquests resulting from COVID-19 deaths in care homes
202005.12

Inquests resulting from COVID-19 deaths in care homes

Care Management Matters recently published an article where Neil Grant – Partner & Health and Social Care Solicitor – and Joshua Morrison – Regulatory Solicitor – shared tips for avoiding inquests around COVID-19 deaths in care homes following the Chief Coroner’s latest guidance. Read the full article here.

CQC’s Emergency Support Framework
202005.05

CQC’s Emergency Support Framework

Introduction On Friday 1 May, CQC published details of what it calls its Emergency Support Framework (“ESF”), setting out how it will interact with providers and managers during the pandemic and for an undefined period thereafter. I am pleased to see this at long last as I have been asking CQC for sight of it…

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…

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…