Unusual Case Of A Possession Order Over A Hospital Bed
Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust v Price QBD 7 October 2016
The case of the Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust v Price has been garnering a great deal of attention as it highlights the supports the Courts are willing to give an NHS Foundation Trust when a patient refuses to move on without justification.
Judith Rogerson wins clinical negligence liability trial
Judith Rogerson successfully defended all allegations of breach of duty and causation in Devonport v Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust  EWHC 1729 QB, a claim arising out of unusual complications following a radical hysterectomy.
''Healthier Together'' judicial review challenge dismissed
Philip Havers QC, Jeremy Hyam and Kate Beattie succeeded in defending the judicial review challenge to the “Healthier Together” programme in Greater Manchester.
Mr Justice Dove rejected each of the grounds of challenge to the decision to choose Stepping Hill Hospital as the fourth hospital in Greater Manchester to specialise in emergency and high risk abdominal surgery as part of a single service.
The 1COR team acted for the defendant CCGs, instructed by Hempsons.
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1COR in Healthier Together judicial review
Philip Havers QC, Jeremy Hyam and Kate Beattie appeared in the “Healthier Together” judicial review claim heard on 9 and 10 December 2015 in Manchester. In this case a private company called "Keep Wythenshawe Special” challenged the decision taken by the twelve Greater Manchester Clinical Commissioning Groups to choose Stepping Hill Hospital as the fourth hospital in Greater Manchester to specialise in emergency and high risk abdominal surgery as part of a single service.
Six public bodies, NHS England, Stockport NHS Foundation Trust, University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust, North Derbyshire CCG, High Peak Borough Council and Derbyshire County Council were interested parties in the case.
Philip Havers QC, Jeremy Hyam and Kate Beattie acted for the defendant CCGs, instructed by Hempsons.
Jeremy Hyam and Kate Beattie succeed for AvMA in duty of candour challenge
Jeremy Hyam and Kate Beattie acted for AvMA in a challenge to the duty of candour regulations which create a “two tier” system for different health organisations.
A statutory duty of candour was introduced in 2014 for NHS organisations. In April 2015, regulations came into force which created a different duty of candour for providers of NHS primary care (GPs, dentists and pharmacists) and for private healthcare.
Following AvMA’s challenge, the Secretary of State for Health has agreed to consult further on changes to the thresholds for the duty of candour as laid down in the Regulations. The consultation is to be held this summer.
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