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Does an Employee Need to Ask Their Employer to 'Bump' a Colleague Into Redundancy?

Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Many healthcare practices are facing challenges around restructure and redundancy exercises. Practice Managers may be familiar with the concept of "bumping" as part of a redundancy exercise.

Important European Court Opinion on Specific Mechanism - What Does This Mean for Parallel Trade?

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New National Framework and Support Tools for NHS Continuing Care - Key Changes

Tuesday, 15 May 2018

On 1 March 2018, the Department of Health and Social Care republished the following frameworks and support tools for NHS Continuing Care, which will come into force on 1 October 2018.

Important European Court Opinion on Specific Mechanism - What Does This Mean for Parallel Trade?

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Know Your Healthcare Advisor - Paul Werrell

Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Paul Werrell is a Partner in our Healthcare team and is based at our London office.

Know Your Healthcare Advisor - Paul Werrell

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STOP PRESS: New Dental Policy Changes - The Potential Effect on the Sale and Purchase of Dental Practices

Monday, 30 April 2018

Changes made in the new Dental Policy Book may cause difficulties in the sale and purchase of NHS and mixed dental practices.

Charity Commission Publishes Response on Annual Return 2018 - VWV Charity Law

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The New Dispensing Errors Defence - What Pharmacists Need to Know

Tuesday, 01 May 2018

New legislation came into force on 16 April 2018 which provides pharmacists with a legal defence for inadvertent dispensing errors.

Important European Court Opinion on Specific Mechanism - What Does This Mean for Parallel Trade?

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STOP PRESS: New NHS Dental Policy Booklet

Wednesday, 11 April 2018

On the 5 April 2018, NHS England published a new Policy Book for Primary Dental Services.

Charity Commission Publishes Response on Annual Return 2018 - VWV Charity Law

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STOP PRESS: GP Premises Costs Directions Update - 2018 Premises Review

Thursday, 05 April 2018

The BMA have reported that the 2018/19 GMS (and PMS) contract negotiations secured key changes to the much anticipated new Premises Costs Directions (PCD).

Charity Commission Publishes Response on Annual Return 2018 - VWV Charity Law

Articles & Blogs Healthcare Partnerships & LLPs

Has Your Partnership Set Up a Limited Company? - Why You Need to Check Your Registered Shareholders Today

Tuesday, 03 April 2018

Has your Practice set up a Limited Company? Perhaps to limit your liability or own the freehold to your premises?

Charity Commission Publishes Response on Annual Return 2018 - VWV Charity Law

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The CQC - The Fit and Proper Persons Requirement for Directors - Updated Guidance and Background

Tuesday, 03 April 2018

On 25 January 2018 the CQC issued updated guidance on the Fit and Proper Persons Requirement (FPPR) for Directors. This note explains how the requirement applies to healthcare providers operating as limited companies.

Charity Commission Publishes Response on Annual Return 2018 - VWV Charity Law

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Inquests - An Insight for Care Providers

Tuesday, 03 April 2018

Inquests can be a difficult and stressful experience for all concerned, requiring careful preparation and a considered approach throughout. In this article, we set out some useful guidance for care providers.

Charity Commission Publishes Response on Annual Return 2018 - VWV Charity Law

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Stephen Hawking's NHS Judicial Review Receives a Cost Boost

Tuesday, 03 April 2018

Professor Stephen Hawking was a vocal champion of the NHS, and had been battling with the Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt over the future of the NHS. He had stated that he would not have had such a long life without the NHS.

Charity Commission Publishes Response on Annual Return 2018 - VWV Charity Law

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Know Your Healthcare Advisor - Andrew Andrews

Tuesday, 03 April 2018

Andrew Andrews is a Senior Associate within our Regulatory Compliance team and is based at our London office.

Know Your Healthcare Advisor - Andrew Andrews

Articles & Blogs Healthcare Partnerships & LLPs

Do You Always Need Legal Advice Before Signing New Contracts?

Monday, 05 March 2018

Everyone knows that lawyers can be expensive. As a result, GP practices often decide to "take a punt" to save money and enter into quite big contracts without taking legal advice on them first.

Do You Always Need Legal Advice Before Signing New Contracts?

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GP Recruitment and Retention - Top Tips For Getting It Right For Your Healthcare Practice

Monday, 05 March 2018

Many healthcare practices are facing challenges around recruitment and retention. In particular, we are seeing an increase in the number of experienced GPs retiring early leading to an increase in recruiting less experienced salaried GPs.

Charity Commission Publishes Response on Annual Return 2018 - VWV Charity Law

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Tier 2 Sponsorship of International Doctors - What GP Practices Need to Know

Monday, 05 March 2018

Following reports that the NHS and GP practices are struggling to attract and retain doctors from the European Economic Area (EEA), GP practices are increasingly looking further afield to try to fill vacancies.

Tier 2 Sponsorship of International Doctors - What GP Practices Need to Know