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Commercial landlords beware!

Alison Marriott
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On 24 th April 2018 the High Court heard an appeal by way of case stated in the matter of Stone and Salhouse Norwich Ltd. v Environment Agency [2018] EWHC 994 (Admin). The case was brought after magistrates convicted the landlord and the directors...

Occupational English test - more choice and variation for non-UK doctors wishing to register with the GMC

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Non-UK doctors wishing to register with the General Medical Council (GMC) can now undertake the Occupational English Test (OET) as proof of their English language skills. The motive behind this is to increase flexibility for doctors who are eager to work...

The creation of the Teaching Regulation Agency - What does this mean for teachers?

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It was announced in November 2017 that the National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL) is being absorbed into the Department for Education (DfE) in a bid to boost teacher recruitment. There has been growing concern about teacher shortages in...

Data protection - the true cost of cyber-attacks and data breaches explored...

Stuart Crook
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How confident are you that your business is prepared for a cyber-attack? With ransomware attacks on the rise, there is an ever increasing risk that your organisation will face an attack in the future. If you’re not adequately prepared, the...

Sentencing for health and safety offences - what sentence will my company receive?

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In March 2015 a self-employed subcontractor employed by Whirlpool UK Appliances Limited (Whirlpool) died as a result of an accident on Whirlpool’s premises. The Health and Safety executive (HSE) carried out an investigation and found that Whirlpool...

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) - only a few weeks to go...

Stuart Crook
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GDPR will come into force in the UK on 25 May 2018. The GDPR is a new law that significantly extends and strengthens the current law and regulatory regime in relation to data privacy and data protection. It concerns the rights of individuals and how...

Is allowing patients to sleep risking their safety?

Alison Marriott
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A study from the universities of Southampton, Portsmouth and Bournemouth has found that patient observations are not always completed at night, as some nurses felt that that it was preferable to allow patients to sleep to aid their recovery. This...

GDC warning to dental practitioners about using counterfeit equipment

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The General Dental Council (‘GDC’) and the British Dental Industry Association (‘BDIA’) have warned dentists of the dangers of purchasing counterfeit dental equipment for the use of treating patients. This warning comes...

The CQC's next phase of regulation - an update on the changes

Laura Hannah
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Adult social care providers should now be aware of the new assessment framework that was introduced by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) in November 2017, following a year of consultations. The CQC published its second consultation response in October 2017...

General Dental Council meets 23 out of 24 standards

Francesca Snape
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The Professional Standards Authority (‘PSA’) for Health and Social Care oversees the nine statutory bodies that regulate health professionals in the United Kingdom and social care in England. The PSA are an independent body who are...

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