Public Sector News

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Event: GMC Fitness to Practise – legal, insurance and financial perspectives

21 August 2012

We are pleased to invite you to our free evening seminar created especially for doctors including GP partners, salaried doctors, locums and consultants.

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A warning to pharmacists delegating management responsibilities

15 August 2012

Ferguson Whyte, a Director and Superintendent Pharmacist of Manchester based pharmacy chain, Laudon Chemists, has been erased from the pharmaceutical register, and therefore banned from working as a pharmacist, due to failures in his management of the chain.

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George Davies’ lawyers advise Doctors on move to Radclyffe Park

09 August 2012

A team of lawyers at leading Manchester law firm George Davies advised Regent Park Medical Centre on its relocation to Orsdall Health, a new health centre that has been constructed in Salford.

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The Coroner’s Inquest: Emma Stones

08 August 2012

There has been widespread media coverage recently regarding the Inquest into the death of Emma Stones, a 12-year old girl with cerebral palsy who died of septicaemia at Tameside General Hospital in February 2011. On Monday 6th August 2012 the South Manchester Coroner, John Pollard, delivered a narrative verdict declaring that the standard of care provided to Emma was lacking to such a degree that it played a part in her death.

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End of 100 hour pharmacies exemption welcomed

31 July 2012

The Department of Health declared its intention to abolish the 100-hour pharmacy exemption with effect from 1 September 2012, when the National Health Service (Pharmaceutical Services) Regulations 2012 will come into force.

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Revised fitness to practise and performance arrangements

31 July 2012

In addition to the abolition of the 100-hour exemption, a revised set of grounds for refusal or deferral of applications for inclusion on pharmaceutical lists will come into force on 1 September 2012.

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Pharmacists welcome the news that 100-hour pharmacies exemption to be scrapped

31 July 2012

The Department of Health has declared its intention to abolish the 100-hour pharmacy exemption with effect from 1 September 2012.

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The Coroner’s Inquest

06 July 2012

Although the term ‘operating theatre personnel’ can be applied to several distinct professions, one thing all operating theatre personnel have in common is that they are likely to attend or provide evidence to a Coroner’s Inquest at some stage during their career. The purpose of this first of an occasional series of articles examining medico-legal issues is to help you to understand the Inquest process and prepare should you be required to attend an Inquest.

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CHRE’s Strategic Review of the NMC – Final Report 3 July 2012

03 July 2012

The Council for Healthcare Regulatory Excellence (CHRE) has today published the final report of its strategic review into the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). Unfortunately, the report makes very unhappy reading.

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How does a hospital go into administration?

27 June 2012

The news that three hospitals operated by South London NHS Trust are to be put into a special administration process because they are losing £1million per week, and that 30 other trusts are in a “critical financial condition”, will be shocking to most. But how would administration work in the public sector?

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