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Oct 2017

‘Distressing readmissions’ being faced by NHS patients

Watchdog Healthwatch has reported that the number of patients being readmitted to hospital within 30 days of being discharged has risen in England by nearly 25 per cent in the last four years. Although NHS England have said that it is impossible to know why this is happening, The watchdog have warned that patients may…

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27
Oct 2017

Diplomatic Immunity and Employment Claims

In a recent case, the Supreme Court confirmed that diplomatic immunity did not apply to a diplomat and his wife once the diplomatic mission had come to an end in a case where they had mistreated a domestic worker. The Vienna Convention grants different degrees of immunity to those concerned with a diplomatic mission depending…

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27
Oct 2017

Segregation of boys and girls held to be Direct Discrimination

In a recent case the Court of Appeal confirmed that a school’s policy of segregating boys and girls when they reach a certain age amounted to direct sex discrimination. As confirmed by the Equality Act 2010, Direct discrimination takes place when ‘because of a protected characteristic, A treats B less favourably than A treats or…

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27
Oct 2017

Parental Bereavement (Pay and Leave) Bill published

The Parental Bereavement (Pay and Leave) Bill 2017-19 was published on 13 October 2017. This Private Members’ Bill is backed by the Government and therefore it is likely to become legislation in due course. There are no current statutory provisions governing compassionate or bereavement leave. Companies often have a basic policy which provides for a…

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27
Oct 2017

Two hours wasted each day in NHS operating theatres

A new study by regulator NHS Improvement suggests that by organising schedules more efficiently, 280,000 more non-emergency operations could be carried out each year within NHS hospitals. The researchers looked at data from operating theatres across 100 NHS Trusts throughout England in 2016. The report argued that rather than surgeons being more efficient in the…

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23
Oct 2017

Chadwick Lawrence Listed As DAA Dementia Friendly Firm

Chadwick Lawrence, the firm also known as Yorkshire’s Legal People, are now listed as a Dementia Friendly Firm on the Alzheimer’s Society website following a number of internal changes at the firm. Following the submission of a proposal to the Alzheimer’s Society, the firm recently received confirmation that they are to receive the official status…

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