Health Legal Update — January 2014

By Jacquie Haines

Welcome to our first Health Legal Update of 2014.

This first offering of the year includes articles on the CCG Assurance Framework, which sets out the six domains in which NHS England will assess the performance of CCGs at quarterly meetings and also on the CQC inspection plan for community health services. We also take a look at the actions that commissioners need to take before the introduction of the provider licence on 1 April 2014.

In the employment law sphere, the issue of whistleblowing continues to be to the fore with the publication of the report of the Whistleblowing Commission set up by Public Concern At Work. We also examine a Court of Appeal decision on the need to make an informed decision regarding disability…

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