The MHRA offers useful guidance on the difference between apps that are regulated as medical devices and those that are related to healthcare but do not qualify.
Mesothelioma Bill hasn’t done enough download
Much has been written and said about the rights and wrongs of the new Mesothelioma Bill, passed by the government earlier this year.
In February 2013, the European Commission released a draft Network and Information Security Directive.
Health Alert — 14 April 2014: inquest into the death of Thomas Freemantle; Molloy v El Masri; and more download
DLA has released the 14 April 2014 issue of its Health Alert, which focuses on judgments, legislation and reports in the health sector.
From next year, you could face tax penalties under the rules of the ACA if you fail to offer healthcare coverage to your full-time employees and their dependents.
Dentons has more than 100 lawyers, consultants and policy professionals who have spent their entire professional careers exclusively counseling healthcare life sciences organisations.
Health Alert — 7 April 2014: Plowman v Sisters of St John of God Inc; Janet Harris v Sydney Local Health District; and more download
DLA has released the 7 April 2014 issue of its Health Alert, which focuses on judgments, legislation and reports in the health sector.
Health Alert — 31 March 2014: Re JS; Health Care Complaints Commission v Dr Stephen Poole; and more download
DLA has released the 31 March 2014 issue of its Health Alert, which focuses on judgments, legislation and reports in the health sector.
Food and Beverage News and Trends — April 2014: food industry opposes trans-fat bar and proposes setting limitations; and more download
This regular publication by DLA Piper lawyers focuses on helping clients navigate the ever-changing business, legal and regulatory landscape.
Federal agencies propose health IT regulatory framework, seek stakeholder input and participation in new initiatives download
A draft report outlining a proposed strategy and recommendations for a ‘risk-based’ regulatory framework for health information technology has been released.
Our dedicated and highly experienced team of lawyers can help you pursue a claim at no financial risk to you wherever you are in the world.
The clinical negligence group at Penningtons Manches is regarded as one of the leading specialist medical negligence teams in the country.
There has been much discussion around the issue of open disclosure in recent times.
Cheshire West: the hidden cost download
Sheree Green, senior associate at Anthony Collins Solicitors, comments on the recent Cheshire West judgment.
Allowing independent providers into the NHS Pension Scheme — tackling recruitment issues and facilitating the movement of staff download
From 1 April 2014, an independent provider who meets the relevant eligibility criteria will be able to apply to become an employing authority in the NHS Pension Scheme.
Mills & Reeve has released the April 2014 edition of its Health Legal Update, which includes information on NHS commercial, employment and patient matters.
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On 13 March 2014, the House of Lords published its post-legislative scrutiny report on the Mental Capacity Act 2005.
Stephenson Harwood has advised Lansen Pharmaceutical Holdings on the acquisition of the rights to sell Sicorten Plus in China from Novartis.
At IBB Solicitors, our team of personal injury and clinical negligence solicitors are here to give you the help, advice and support you need.
At IBB, we are passionately committed to helping businesses develop a bespoke IP strategy to protect your property and build your commercial success.
At IBB, our commercial property solicitors understand the specific challenges faced by property developers, investors, occupiers and lenders.
University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust has settled a 20-year pay-out fight and agreed to pay a seven-figure settlement compensating Nathalie Sugden.
The announcement by the Competition and Markets Authority (formerly the Competition Commission) is the culmination of a two-year investigation into the private healthcare market.
Outer Temple Chambers has welcomed Matthew McDonagh, who joins the firm’s health department from 23 Essex Street.
Part of the cross-government Health, Work and Wellbeing initiative, the ‘Health and Work Service’ will provide occupational health advice and support for employers and employees.
How does a local authority find itself paying for care, veterinary fees and cattery costs for a significant number of years, as part of a section 117 package?
The Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013 come into effect from 13 June 2014.
The Department of Health has published its own guidance setting out how New Fair Deal will operate in the NHS Pension Scheme.
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act imposes significant new reporting requirements on employers providing self-insured group health coverage to their employees.
Be careful what you wish for — TUPE applied despite client wanting outsourcing to be short term download
A number of carers were employed by Allied to look after a vulnerable adult.
Health Alert — 24 March 2014: Australian Competition and Consumer Commission v Safe Breast Imaging Pty Ltd; and more download
DLA Piper’s Health Alert provides a summary of the critical judgments, legislation, press releases and news items relevant to the health industry.
Data & Information E-Alerts: Disclosure and Barring Service error leads to unnecessary disclosure of sensitive information; and more download
Addleshaw Goddard has released the latest edition of its Data & Information E-Alerts.
The CQC is consulting on new regulations to introduce fundamental standards as legal requirements that all providers should meet.
The British Pregnancy Advisory Service has been fined for breaching the Data Protection Act after an anti-abortion hacker gained access to personal details through the charity’s website.
Anthony Collins, founder and former senior partner of Anthony Collins Solicitors, has been awarded the 2014 Birmingham Law Society Lifetime Achievement Award.
The Supreme Court has reversed the Cheshire West decision by seven Justices to zero and the Surrey decision by four to three.
Mills & Reeve has released the March 2014 edition of its Health Legal Update, which includes information on NHS commercial, employment and patient matters.
The Supreme Court has handed down its judgment in relation to P v Cheshire West and Chester Council (& Ors) and P and Q v Surrey County Council.
‘A gilded cage is still a cage’ — the Supreme Court determines the question of what is a deprivation of liberty download
The Supreme Court has given its guidance on the proper test to be applied when deciding whether or not a person is being deprived of their liberty.
Health Alert — 17 March 2014: Australian Competition and Consumer Commission v Breast Check Pty; and more download
Health Alert provides a summary of the critical judgments, legislation, press releases and news items relevant to the health industry.
The latest 2014 figures suggest that workers in the UK take in excess of 130 million days’ sickness absence per year.
No5 Chambers is sponsoring this year’s Child Brain Injury Trust Conference and Exhibition, which is due to take place on 26 March in Manchester.
The government has published a report regarding services for individuals with learning disabilities or autism who have mental health conditions or challenging behaviour.
The costs to the NHS of outsourced pathology services will increase following a (reluctant) decision of the First-Tier Tax Tribunal.
Paul Reeves, an employment partner, has discussed whether an employee can stop a disciplinary process and make the employer start again.
Outer Temple Chambers’ Patrick Sadd and Harriet Jerram have been appointed counsel to the Independent Jersey Care Inquiry to look into child abuse on Jersey.
DLA Piper has released the winter 2014 issue of SHE Matters, a newsletter dedicated to safety, health and the environment.
A key report by the House of Lords Select Committee, scrutinising the implementation of the Mental Capacity Act 2005, has been published.
Claire van Overdijk of No5 Chambers has been appointed to the attorney-general’s London C panel of junior counsel to the Crown.
Earl Pinnock of No5 Chambers has defended Joyce Trail, a dentist who has been ordered to pay back more than £1.3m to the NHS.
The FDA has distributed a revised draft guidance document titled ‘Distributing Scientific and Medical Publications on Unapproved New Uses — Recommended Practices’.
DLA Piper has released the 10 March 2014 issue of its Health Alert, which focuses on judgments, legislation and reports in the health sector.
Barrister Fiona Horlick from Outer Temple Chambers has successfully defended a surgeon working for the Mid Staffs NHS Trust.
An independent review in relation to Mr Ian Paterson’s conduct at Spire Parkway and Little Aston Hospitals has been carried out by Verita.
In the case of serious irregularities in an employer’s disciplinary proceedings against an employee, the employee may be able to seek an injunction preventing the employer from dismissing them.
DLA Piper has released the 3 March 2014 issue of its Health Alert, which focuses on judgments, legislation and reports in the health sector.
While companies own assets with millions of dollars of embedded software, few companies are maximising their property tax savings through the embedded software exemption.
In the UAE, there are two separate jurisdictions that need to be considered. This update will focus on some recent developments in both jurisdictions.
First Lady and nutrition: USDA and FDA propose sweeping food labelling and marketing regulations download
Michelle Obama and the FDA have released regulations that would make significant changes to the nutrition information found on food and dietary supplement labels.
Opinion that employee not disabled under Equality Act does not give employer defence for not making reasonable adjustments download
Employers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments for disabled employees. However, this duty only arises where the employer knows the employee is suffering from a qualifying disability.
On 10 February 2014, the IRS published long-awaited regulations on the employer shared responsibility provisions under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
Gateley has acted on a deal that saw Cordant Group acquire Sugarman Group. The Manchester team was led by corporate partner Charles Glaskie.
Outer Temple Chambers has achieved a payout of more than £500,000 in the case of Ceri Leigh v The London Ambulance Service.
DLA Piper has released the 24 February 2014 issue of its Health Alert, which focuses on judgments, legislation and reports in the health sector.
Kings Chambers’ clinical negligence and healthcare team has launched a blog featuring news and views of cases and legal developments.
Hogan Lovells has advised Qatar Insurance Company on its acquisition of Antares Holdings, a Lloyd’s specialist insurer and reinsurer.
Hashi Mohamed has successfully represented Cornwall Council in a judicial review that is likely to have far-reaching ramifications for local authorities.
A number of life sciences industry bodies have jointly published a report entitled ‘From vision to action: delivery of the strategy for UK life sciences’.
Health Alert — 17 February 2014 download
DLA Piper has released the 17 February 2014 issue of its Health Alert, which focuses on judgments, legislation and reports in the health sector.
Mills & Reeve has published the February edition of its Health Legal Update, which includes information on the NHS, regulatory news, patient matters and legal processes.
During January 2014, the High Court gave a judgment in an appeal case that has important implications for residential care providers.
There may be circumstances when disclosure of a party’s insurance arrangements can be ordered by the court download
A group of litigants has been granted an order for disclosure of a defendant’s insurance arrangements in respect of the defendant’s potential liability in the litigation.
This alert provides a preliminary assessment of the cybersecurity EO and observations that may be helpful in considering how new standards may affect your company.
Mills & Reeve has assisted IVF clinic Bourne Hall on the agreement of a deal with Mobeus Equity Partners to raise a £3.5m equity investment.
Action on Smoking and Health estimates that 1.3 million people are currently using e-cigarettes in the UK. What stance should employers take to this growing phenomenon?
JPM advises on all aspects of individual employment issues, as well as on collective bargaining agreements, redundancy plans and social and restructuring programmes.
Hogan Lovells has announced the further expansion of its New York office with the addition of corporate partner Adam Golden.
As test results from a public laboratory in West Yorkshire find more additives in food products, Eversheds’ health and safety partner David Young considers the consequences.
Health Alert — 10 February 2014 download
DLA Piper has released the 10 February 2014 issue of its Health Alert, which focuses on judgments, legislation and reports in the health sector.
Barrister Alex Stein from No5 Chambers has prosecuted former foundry owner Laurence Brown from Mansfield for exposing workers to lead poisoning.
Collyer Bristow has appointed Nathan Donaldson as a partner in its employment team.
Has a veterinary practice — by failing to pay for an employee’s private psychiatric treatment — breached its duty to make reasonable adjustments to enable her to return to work?
Allen & Overy has advised Rexam, a global beverage can maker, on the sale of the bulk of its healthcare business to Montagu Private Equity for $805m.
Will dismissal always fall within the range of reasonable responses where gross misconduct is found?
Employment law 2014 preview: health download
Does the fact that a person is obese mean they are, or could be, ‘disabled’? The CJEU has been asked by Denmark whether discrimination on the grounds of obesity is contrary to EU law.
Health, Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Alert: HRSA issues letter discussing ADAP 340B rebates; proposed rule expected download
On 3 February 2014, the Office of Pharmacy Affairs posted a letter to its 340B drug pricing program website discussing 340B rebates paid to AIDS Drug Assistance Programs.
It is not generally appropriate for the courts to intervene to remedy minor irregularities in the course of the disciplinary proceedings between employer and employee.
Health Alert — 3 February 2014 download
DLA Piper has released the 3 February 2014 issue of its Health Alert, which focuses on judgments, legislation and reports in the health sector.
The OFT can make such a reference if it has reasonable grounds for suspecting that competition for the supply or acquisition of goods or services is not working effectively.
The National Academy of Sciences is set to present its 2014 Public Welfare Medal to Hogan Lovells partner John E Porter.
Nabarro has released the January 2014 edition of its health and safety newsletter, which includes information on health and safety reforms and employing young people.
Health Alert — 28 January 2014 download
DLA Piper has released the 28 January 2014 issue of its Health Alert, which focuses on judgments, legislation and reports in the health sector.
In the first ever FTC-litigated challenge to a hospital system’s acquisition of a physician group, the US District Court for Idaho ruled in favour of the plaintiffs.
This issue includes articles on the CCG Assurance Framework, which sets out the six domains in which NHS England will assess the performance of CCGs.
This month, the Competition Commission has published its provisional decision on remedies arising from its private healthcare market investigation.
Court of Appeal cautions employers against blindly accepting an occupational health opinion that employee is not disabled
This decision highlights the pitfalls of relying blindly on the opinion of an OH adviser that an employee is not disabled nor covered by disability discrimination legislation.
Taylor Wessing has launched its third Cambridge newsletter, providing legal news and updates for companies in Cambridge and the surrounding areas.
Emerging health economies face major long-term financial problems if they try to replicate hospital-based western models, a report by KPMG warns.
Health Alert — 20 January 2014 download
DLA Piper has released the 20 January 2014 issue of its Health Alert, which focuses on judgments, legislation and reports in the health sector.
One size doesn’t fit all: right to return to suitable post is not just a question of job title download
An employee returning to work after additional maternity leave has the right to return to the job in which she was employed or to another job that is suitable.
There were developments last month in the ongoing discussions around the need for greater regulation of cosmetic medical devices.
A number of calls are taken each year from doctors and other clinical professionals reporting that damaging information has been published about them.
This article examines some of the different types of claim or medico-legal query Mills & Reeve received in its Claims Handling Unit or out-of-hours service during 2013.
Anthony Collins Solicitors has completed a three-day inquest into the death of four-year-old Freya Wells.
White paper — connected health download
This white paper from Wragge & Co summarises definitions pertaining to the European Connected Health Alliance.
Shortly before Christmas, the government published its extensive full response to the Francis Report, entitled ‘Hard Truths’.
Competition in the NHS download
One of the most controversial aspects of the Lansley reforms was the drive towards applying market principles to the NHS.
DLA Piper has represented Arsenal Capital Partners in its purchase of Certara, a biopharmaceutical service provider.
Health Alert — 13 January 2014 download
DLA Piper has released the 13 January 2014 issue of its Health Alert, which focuses on judgments, legislation and reports in the health sector.
The Court of Appeal has approved Parker J’s suggested new ‘relative normality’ test for assessing whether or not someone was being deprived of their liberty.
French pharmacists can now substitute a biosimilar for the prescribed (reference) biological medicine as long as the prescribing physician has not marked the prescription as ‘non-substitutable’.
We are regularly instructed by disciplinary authorities and respondents in proceedings dealing with the full spectrum of professional misconduct.
We are experts in coronial law and appear in inquests as well as claims for judicial review of coroners’ decisions.
Building on its experience and reputation in criminal cases, Three Raymond Buildings is regarded as a leading set in health and safety and fire safety work.
Addleshaw Goddard has announced the arrival of commercial litigation expert Bill Gilliam, previously head of Eversheds’ health and life sciences practice.
Mills & Reeve has acted for Healthcare at Home, a clinical homecare provider, in its strategic acquisition of the Medihome group.
Walker Morris employees have donated more than 150 gifts to Leeds charity Zest Health for Life in its annual gift donation.
Following the publication of the results of its alcohol strategy consultation, the Home Office has announced the steps it will be taking in delivering the government’s Alcohol Strategy.
On 12 December 2013, the OFT announced that a £380,000 settlement had been agreed in relation to a market sharing cartel involving two pharmaceutical suppliers.
Although charities will want to work with commissioners, there are some issues for charities to keep in mind.
Stress at work download
The effect of stress at the workplace has long been considered a taboo subject and one that people have been reluctant to address.
Following Prof Löfstedt’s review of health and safety legislation in the UK, a number of changes were introduced to address some of the concerns that had been identified.
Health Alert — 17 December 2013 download
DLA Piper has released the 17 December 2013 issue of its Health Alert, which focuses on judgments, legislation and reports in the health sector.
Employers managing employees on sickness absence need to be careful of unquestioningly relying on occupational health assessments.
British Medical Association (BMA) group legal director Jonathan Waters has resigned from the professional body to set up a healthcare, HR and legal consultancy.
The recent decision of senior judge Lush in the case of Re GM provides a window into the workings of a dysfunctional lay deputyship.
Careworkers should be paid the national minimum wage for every hour of a sleep-in, even when they are asleep download
This is what the Employment Appeal Tribunal has decided in the recent case of Mrs J Whittlestone v BJP Home Support Ltd.
Mills & Reeve has merged with George Davies Solicitors, increasing its national insolvency and recovery team by 50 per cent.
It is not outside the scope of reasonable adjustments to require an employer to fund private medical treatment download
The decision by the Employment Appeal Tribunal in Croft Vets v Butcher may be surprising and even alarming to employers.
The Patents Court has handed down its judgment in Smith & Nephew v ConvaTec No.2. Bristows acted for the successful claimant, Smith & Nephew.
Mills & Reeve has released the December edition of its Health Legal Update.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration of the US Department of Labor proposed a new rule which will require employers to electronically report injury and illness data on a quarterly basis.
Dementia sufferers set to triple download
This week sees the G8 Dementia Summit take place in London. Politicians, researchers, drug companies and charities will discuss what can be done to tackle the condition.
Health Alert — 9 December 2013 download
DLA has released its latest health alert, which includes judgments from Australia, New Zealand, the UK, US and Canada, as well as legislation and reports.
The Australian High Court has delivered its first judgment that directly considers the patentability of methods of medical treatment.
Hogan Lovells partner Mark Sterling has accepted a fellowship with the Harvard Advanced Leadership Initiative beginning in January 2014
Appointment as a trust special administrator to an NHS trust does not give rise to a power to take any action or make any recommendations in relation to any other NHS trust.
Managing actual or potential conflicts of interest is essential for every professional.
Allen & Overy, on behalf of the Republic of Cuba, is challenging Australia’s Tobacco Plain Packaging Act 2011 legislation.
Health Alert — 2 December 2013 download
DLA Piper has released the 2 December 2013 issue of its Health Alert, which focuses on judgments, legislation and reports in the health sector.
Disclosure following patient deaths has become a ‘hot topic’ in recent times and particularly since the events in Mid Staffordshire and Morecambe Bay.
When a death occurs in the health and care sector, it is important to identify risks that might cause deaths in the future and make sure you take action immediately.
Health Alert — 25 November 2013 download
DLA Piper has released the 25 November 2013 issue of its Health Alert, which focuses on judgments, legislation and reports in the health sector.
Cardiff-headquartered Morgan Cole has appointed two partners and nine lawyers to its health and social care team in its Thames Valley offices.
State-sponsored GMO-labelling efforts faced defeat in Washington State’s November 2013 election.
Employee health can be a significant source of risk for any business and employers increasingly seek help from medical professionals in managing such risk.
Pharmaceutical benefit assessments play an increasingly important role in refunds by the national health services.
Health Alert — 18 November 2013 download
DLA Piper has released the 18 November 2013 issue of its Health Alert, which focuses on judgments, legislation and reports in the health sector.
Peter Jones believes that suggestions for reform are a refreshing approach.
Eversheds decided against pitching for a role on the expanded NHS Shared Business Services (NHS SBS) panel at the latest review despite working on six of its nine ‘lots’ since 2009.
Simon Crossley of Eversheds has commented in response to calls from the pharmaceutical industry that the number of medicines being blocked from the UK market by NICE is too high.
DLA Piper has represented Horizon Healthcare Services in the dismissal of a suit by the Association of New Jersey Chiropractors and two individual chiropractors.
The Advocate General’s opinion in Georgetown University has been released. It fails to recommend whether or not more than one SPC can be granted based on the same patent.
Despite 20 states allowing the use of medicinal marijuana and two more allowing recreational marijuana use, employers remain unaffected.
Antitrust agencies amend premerger notification rules to clarify reporting of acquisitions of pharmaceutical patent rights download
The new rules may cause an uptick in premerger notification filings in the pharmaceutical industry.
The US FDA has issued a Federal Register notice with its preliminary determination that partially hydrogenated oils are not ‘generally recognised as safe’ for use in food.
KPMG Capital is an investment fund created to accelerate innovation in data and analytics that will help clients of member firms unlock tangible value of their big data.
Pensions Ombudsman determinations download
The Deputy Pensions Ombudsman gives an indication of circumstances in which decision makers should give detailed reasons for their decisions.
Health Alert — 11 November 2013 download
DLA Piper has released the 11 November 2013 issue of its Health Alert, which focuses on judgments, legislation and reports in the health sector.
Mills & Reeve has announced the appointment of Gayle Curry as a commercial partner in the health team. Curry joins from Morgan Cole.
Eversheds Ireland has played a key role in the takeover by Endo Health Solutions of Paladin Labs Europe for approximately £1.1bn.
A Scottish health board has been fined £32,000 after being found guilty of failing to ensure the safety of a worker who was physically attacked by a patient with mental health issues.
Allen & Overy has advised Husky Injection Molding Systems on its acquisition of Schöttli Group. The sale is expected to close in early December.
Hogan Lovells has advised Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP) on a joint venture with Verdion Properties to establish a logistics platform across Europe.
Hogan Lovells has provided pro bono assistance in authoring Creating Equal Access to Quality Health Care for Transgender Patients: Transgender-Affirming Hospital Policies.
Simon Crossley from Eversheds believes the deal should be a good outcome for industry and government.
Mills & Reeve has released the November 2013 issue of its Health Legal Update.
The Supreme Court gave judgment on 30 October 2013 in relation to the end-of-life care of David James, a man who had died from his illness on 31 December 2012.
Health Alert — 4 November 2013 download
DLA Piper has released the 4 November 2013 issue of its Health Alert, which focuses on judgments, legislation and reports in the health sector.
No5 Chambers barrister Laura Davidson has recently returned from working in Rwanda as a consultant for the Ministry of Health.
A number of private providers are likely to take complaints to Monitor in the near future, the chief executive officer of Ramsay Health Care UK has warned.
Inquests — nowhere to hide: the increasing pressure to disclose and the coroner’s powers of investigation
The increasing pressure to disclose so much more to the coroner means inquests are becoming much more difficult and need careful handling.
The government has published its response to the consultation on reform of the TUPE Regulations 2006.
Health Alert — 28 October 2013 download
DLA Piper has released the 28 October 2013 issue of its Health Alert, which focuses on judgments, legislation and reports in the health sector.
The Department of Health has just published the new versions of the standard NHS terms and conditions for the supply of goods and for the provision of services.
In this briefing we guide you through the rules on who is now responsible for commissioning mental health aftercare services for different groups of patients.
Mills & Reeve reviews NHS England’s recently published guidance on consultations for the NHS: Transforming Participation in Health and Care.
Eversheds has commented on proposed new laws governing medical devices being debated in the EU parliament.
The provisions proposed by the European Commission in its regulation target better supervision of the accreditation bodies.
Medicinal products may be protected by a paediatric extension, which extends the lifetime of a supplementary protection certificate by a further six months.
The number of candidates entering and progressing through the product pipelines of some leading originator pharmaceutical companies has diminished.
The CC has announced that it is prohibiting the merger between The Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.
Stephen Rose, partner and expert in competition law at Eversheds has commented in response to a joint statement from the Office of Fair Trading, the Competition Commission and Monitor.
Being negligent does not mean being liable. Being negligent and causing an injury means a liability arises.
Mills & Reeve explores the law relating to this contentious subject and look at pitfalls and issues to be avoided and managed.
Lorna Meyer QC from No5 Chambers has represented the appellant mother in Re W (A Child)  EWCA Civ 1227.
King & Wood Mallesons has advised Quadrant Private Equity on its recent investment in Estia Health.
Vicky Mann of Eversheds has commented on the news that hidden cameras may form part of a proposed new care home inspection regime in England.
Taylor Wessing has announced the hire of Matthew Jones to its construction and engineering group.
Health Alert — 14 October 2013 download
DLA Piper has released the 14 October 2013 issue of its Health Alert publication, which focuses on judgments, legislation and reports in the health sector.
The healthcare team at Eversheds has been named Legal Adviser of the Year at the Laing and Buisson Independent Healthcare Awards 2013.
Sintons has recruited lawyers Caroline Swift, Metab Hussain and Emma Pern to its corporate team.
Offering healthcare solutions at consumers' fingertips? What you should know about FDA regulation of mobile medical apps download
More than two years after the FDA issued draft guidance on ‘mobile medical applications’, the agency recently issued its final guidance.
Congressional sources indicate that a deal might not come together politically until very close to the 17–18 October deadline.
Bernard Thorogood has been instructed by the HSE to conduct the prosecution of Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust for health and safety offences.
Health Alert — 7 October 2013 download
DLA Piper has released the 7 October 2013 issue of its Health Alert publication, which focuses on judgments, legislation and reports in the health sector.
The Honourable Mr Justice Baker gave judgment in the case An NHS Trust v Dr A following a long process.
Gerard McDermott QC and Harry Trusted from Outer Temple Chambers have acted in the case of Joseph Rea.
The ACCC has decided not to grant authorisation to members of the ASO to reach agreements within shared practices as to the fees to be charged for ophthalmic services.
Earlier this year, the government announced that it would drastically reform care funding to remove the uncertainty and fear caused by unlimited care costs.
Lawyers handling our pharmaceuticals and healthcare practice have acquired massive expertise in advising a large number of pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies and medical devices manufacturers.
The Eversheds infrastructure group comprises in excess of 150 lawyers across our international offices.
The CJEU has given judgment in case C-109/12, which concerns some practical effects of the borderline between medicinal products and medical devices.
The director of the NIH will honour John Edward Porter at the dedication of a new neuroscience research centre bearing his name.
On 23 September 2013, the FDA released the long-awaited mobile medical applications final guidance.
Health Alert — 30 September 2013 download
DLA Piper has published the 30 September issue of its Health Alert publication, which focuses on judgments, legislations and reports in the health sector.
ENVI has voted to approve a suite of amendments to the draft European legislation governing medical devices.
Sintons has been recognised by The Legal 500 for its excellence and in-depth expertise across a range of legal disciplines.
Mills & Reeve has advised Cambridge University Hospitals on its Forum joint venture with John Laing to deliver the Forum project on the CBC.
It is hoped that the implementation of a clear system of funding will allow individuals to seek local authority services earlier.
Claimant groups will need a lot of convincing about a new proposal for progressing mesothelioma cases
Richard Clayton QC from Kings Chambers has been instructed to intervene in Kennedy v Charity Commission.
Health Alert — 23 September 2013 download
DLA Piper has published the 23 September issue of its Health Alert publication, which focuses on judgments, legislations and reports in the health sector.
The Kings clinical negligence and healthcare law group offers a specialist and accessible service.
The law requires commissioners to involve the public when making changes to the provision of NHS healthcare. This is an area fraught with difficulty.
Following the judgment in Re A v SLAM, readers should consider the process they follow for deciding whether to admit or discharge patients who lack capacity.
Tobacco advertising Q&A download
While it has been decades since Congress banned cigarette adverts from the airwaves, broadcasters continue to ask for advice on whether they may air certain types of tobacco-related advertisements.
Sintons has advised on a £62.5m deal that saw a north-east-based healthcare property developer and investor acquired by a rival.
Health Alert — 16 September 2013 download
DLA Piper has published the 16 September issue of its Health Alert publication, which focuses on judgments, legislations and reports in the health sector.
A working group tasked with making recommendations for optimal regulation of health information technology delivered its final report to the Food and Drug Administration.
Investigations have recently been reported into allegations that millions of pounds worth of bribes have been paid to boost drug sales in China.
DLA Piper has represented private equity firm Triton Pacific Capital Partners in its sale of Alegis Care to NewQuest.
This tool is designed to help covered entities and business associates determine what they need to address under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.
Second medical use patents download
Patent cliffs remain one of the biggest issues facing the pharmaceutical industry.
Outer Temple Chambers barrister James Counsell will be a guest speaker at the CLT conference on the regulation of healthcare professionals later this month.
DLA Piper has published the second issue of its Life Sciences Spotlight publication for 2013.
NCTM Studio Legale Associato has assisted the Cremascoli family in the sale of a 30 per cent stake of NGC Medical to Medtronic.
Mills & Reeve has released the September 2013 issue of its Health Legal Update.
Employers are seeing new challenges and opportunities in the provision of health coverage and other benefits to their employees.
Mills & Reeve has been appointed as the main external legal adviser to the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.
The Western Australian Government is expected to announce that it will not nationalise its laws in line with the occupational health and safety nationalisation process adopted by most other Australian states.
DLA Piper has advised Arsenal Capital Partners, a New York-based private equity firm, in its acquisition of International Fiber Corporation (ICC).
Outer Temple Chambers has received three nominations in the 2013 UK Bar Awards.
Health Alert — 2 September 2013 download
DLA Piper has published the 2 September issue of its Health Alert publication, which focuses on judgments, legislations and reports in the health sector.
Mills & Reeve has partnered with the Department of Health to develop new terms and conditions for the supply of goods and services to the NHS.
The EAT has held that an employment tribunal erred in deciding that an employer’s approach of discounting some disability-related absence from the overall level of sickness absence was impermissible.
EAT, annual leave and the WTR download
When individuals are on long-term sick leave and unable to take annual leave, only four weeks’ annual leave will carry over automatically into the next holiday year.
The number of sick days taken in the UK has dropped to a record low, according to a recent survey.
The departments of labour, treasury and health and human services recently published final Affordable Care Act regulations on wellness programmes.
Health Alert — 26 August 2013 download
DLA Piper has published the 26 August issue of its Health Alert publication, which focuses on judgments, legislations and reports in the health sector.
In the business of dealing with the sale and purchase of dental practices there are hurdles to jump, the most important of which is the effective transfer of the interest in a GDS contract.
In the recent case of Bangura v Southern Cross Healthcare Group Plc, the cconsidered the question of whether an employee could be protected by Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment).
Whistleblowing has been a hot topic in the NHS. The Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013 will make significant changes to our whistleblowing legislation.
NHS England is proposing a root-and-branch overhaul of the incentives, rewards and sanctions currently imposed on providers of NHS services under the NHS Standard Contract.
US private equity firm Bain Capital has recently acquired an 80 per cent stake in blood products company Plasma Resources UK for £230m.
A recent survey by the British Medical Journal of 134 acute hospital NHS trusts has found that 21 of those trusts have recently introduced private, or ‘self-funded’ services.
Health plan pays for failing to erase data on leased equipment: two takeaways for companies handling electronic PHI download
The Office for Civil Rights has announced a settlement between the US Department of Health and Human Services and Affinity Health Plan, Inc.
The Affordable Care Act has encouraged substantial consolidation within the health care industry, causing a frenzy of acquisitions.
Health alert — 19 August 2013 download
This health alert from DLA Piper includes judgments from New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia, as well as legislation and reports.
Monitor has been consulting on guidance it intends to issue on the National Health Service (Procurement, Patient Choice and Competition) (No.2) Regulations 2013.
Can you require an employee to submit to a medical examination and what happens if the employee refuses?
Addleshaw Goddard has advised Practice Plan Group on its acquisition by Wesleyan Assurance Society for an undisclosed sum.
DLA Piper has announced that Karen Nelson has joined the firm’s national healthcare enforcement and compliance practice as of-counsel in the Austin office.
Following a consultation last year, HSE confirmed in July 2013 that it would be changing the reporting requirements under RIDDOR from 1 October 2013.
Health Alert — 12 August 2013 download
The 12 August 2013 issue of DLA Piper’s Health Alert is available now.
Sintons client Philip Horsfield, practice manager at Village Green Surgery, discusses how the recent reforms in the NHS have led to ‘chaos’ in primary care.
Outer Temple Chambers barrister John McKendrick is acting for the local authority in a case before Mrs Justice Eleanor King, sitting in the Court of Protection.
The August 2013 issue of Mills & Reeve’s Health Legal Update is available now.
Health Alert — 5 August 2013 download
The 5 August 2013 issue of DLA Piper’s Health Alert is now available.
Wall Street Journal publishes new exposé on PODs; hospitals continue to adopt anti-POD policies download
The latest piece by John Carreyrou describes the potential patient harms that can result when surgeons have a financial interest in the implantable medical devices that they order for their own patients via ownership in a physician-owned distributor (POD).
Curar Animal Therapeutics has secured investment of £265,000 to help fuel its growth. This investment was overseen by Sintons and RMT Accountants and Business Advisors.
DLA Piper has announced that David Durham has joined the firm’s employment practice as a partner in the San Francisco office.
Health Alert — 29 July 2013 download
DLA Piper has released its Health Alert dated 29 July 2013.
The Court of Appeal has today handed down an important decision that concerns a patent for a synthetic copolymer known as copolymer-1.
Part 3 of the Mental Health (Discrimination) Act 2013 alters the model articles of private and public companies.
If better end-of-life care depends on more funding, expect only a higher number of claims against the NHS
Mrs Williams has a potential claim against two separate parties: Great Crest Care Home and Spotless Floors.
In the current heatwave, employers need to consider their strategy for keeping control of employee absences during the hot weather as employees make the most of the sun.
Health Alert — 22 July 2013 download
The 22 July 2013 issue of DLA Piper’s Health Alert is available now.
The regulation of similar biological medicinal products (‘biosimilars’) is governed by article 10(4) of Directive 2001/83 as amended, supplemented by the annex to the directive.
The draft EC data protection regulation proposes a number of changes to the EU data protection regime.
Negotiating a good patent licence is a challenging business at the best of times.
Patent infringement by pre-expiry offer to supply a product after the patent has expired is an area of acute difficulty in Austria.
In France, two sets of rules apply to the enterprises operating in the medical sector when dealing with health professionals, their organisations and healthcare institutions.
Nabarro has advised Watford Borough Council and West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust on the financial and legal close of a £250m regeneration project
SPC protection for combinations download
It has proved very difficult to interpret the legislation governing supplementary protection certificates (SPCs) as regards combination drugs.
Health Alert — 15 July 2013 download
DLA Piper has released a Health Alert dated 15 July 2013.
DC District Court applies Christian Doctrine, upholds hospitals as subcontractors subject to OFCCP anti-discrimination provisions download
The DC District Court has upheld a ruling by the US Department of Labor’s ARB deeming three Pennsylvania hospitals’ government subcontractors subject to the OFCCP’s jurisdiction.
DAC Beachcroft has strengthened its corporate insurance and health real estate teams with two partner hires in London.
The OIG has released an advisory opinion approving a proposed arrangement by a manufacturer to establish a tiered rebate programme for its customers.
The Supreme Court has changed the interplay between the national court and the EPO when considering a defendant’s liability to pay damages.
Mills & Reeve has released the July 2013 edition of its Health Legal Update.
Health Alert — 1 July 2013 download
The 1 July 2013 issue of DLA Piper’s Health Alert publication is available now.
Krista Donahue Drobac has joined the DLA Piper’s government affairs practice and healthcare public policy and regulatory group as a policy adviser.
The HSE has launched new online guidance on ‘health surveillance’ to make it easier for employers to understand their obligations.
The claimant was a police community support officer. Her application to become a police constable revealed she had had a conviction 17 years previously that she had not disclosed.
The current regulation block-exempting certain categories of technology licensing agreements from the competition rules on anti-competitive agreements is due to expire on 30 April 2014.
Supreme Court in Actavis: analyse reverse-payment settlements' anticompetitive effects case by case download
The Supreme Court in FTC v Actavis held 5-3 that reverse-payment settlements of Hatch-Waxman Act litigation must be analysed under the rule-of-reason standard on a case-by-case basis.
Health Alert — 24 June 2013 download
The 24 June 2013 issue of DLA Piper’s Health Alert publication is available now.
Health Alert — 17 June 2013 download
DLA Piper has released its Health Alert dated 17 June 2013.
The Tax Tribunal has concluded that the transaction between the Royal College of Paediatricians and Child Health and Coleridge was a TOGC.
With Google Glass creating interest in the media, attention is shifting to the possibility of a new generation of technology that is not just portable but wearable.
As part of a review of the allegations of sexual abuse by Jimmy Savile, the barrister tasked with considering themes arising from those investigations has invited comment from NHS staff about four issues.
A team from Shoosmiths has won the Legal Advisers of the Year – Transactional category at the Healthinvestor Awards 2013.
In Roche Diagnostics Ltd v Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust, an unsuccessful tenderer was entitled to both specific and pre-action disclosure in a public procurement dispute in relation to two related contracts.
Hogan Lovells has been recommended by the Legal 500 US 2013 edition in 35 practice areas, including seven rankings in the Tier-1 category.
When interpreting a contract, it’s not just the express terms of the contract that are important. Careful consideration should also be given to implied terms.
The UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has imposed a fine of £100,000 on Stockport PCT for a serious breach of the Data Protection Act 1998.
Walker Morris has been appointed to the West Yorkshire Legal Services Framework.
Mills & Reeve has announced that its merger with Manchester firm George Davies has completed.
Mills & Reeve has released the June 2013 edition of Health Legal Update.
Health Alert — 3 June 2013 download
DLA Piper has released the 3 June 2013 issue of its Health Alert publication. It focuses on judgments, legislation and reports in the health sector.
Monitor recently launched a public consultation on its proposed guidance in relation to the controversial NHS (Procurement, Patient Choice and Competition) (No.2) Regulations 2013.
Transparency of clinical trials data download
This document contains an overview of current rules on access to clinical trials data, an overview of the anticipated legislative changes and a summary of the issues that the new regulation may bring.
Chambers USA 2013 recognises Hogan Lovells’ practice areas and lawyers.
Health Alert — 27 May 2013 download
DLA Piper has released its Health Alert for 27 May 2013.
The GMC (Fitness to Practise and Constitution of Panels and Investigation Committee) Amendment Rules 2013 are now in force, provoking a massive response from doctors and those working in the healthcare sector.
Complying with the NHS (Procurement, Patient Choice and Competition) (No 2) Regulations 2013 ('Commissioning Regulations')
Requirements for NHS commissioning and procurement strategy.