Regulatory Blog

17 July 2017

Fewer ambulance 999 calls to be classed as “life-threatening”

NHS England has announced a new set of performance targets for the ambulance services. 

Although the proposals are wide-ranging and affect a number of targets and measures, headlines have focused on the changes to the definition of “life-threatening”, i.e. those cases which require an emergency vehicle to arrive within 8 minutes.   

11 July 2017

Dishonesty versus a want of integrity rears its head again

Williams and Solicitors Regulation Authority [2017] EWHC 1478 (Admin) 

Shannett Thompson

7 July 2017

The dangers of regulators treating mere contract-breakers as fraudsters

Local Government analysis: Discussing the judgment in Lusinga v Nursing and Midwifery Council, Sarah Harris, a senior associate (barrister) at Kingsley Napley, says the case lends further weight to the judicial commentary that a more nuanced approach is required in dishonesty-related fitness to practise matters.

Sarah Harris

26 June 2017

Press Round-Up: Regulatory June 2017

Recent news relating to the Bar Standards Board (BSB), Financial Reporting Council (FRC), General Medical Council (GMC), General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC), Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) and Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA).

Hannah Williams

22 June 2017

The Performer's List – additional obligations for NHS GPs

In addition to the core duties with which a General Medical Council (‘GMC’) registered doctor must comply, there are additional obligations for those practising as NHS General Practitioners (‘GPs’) to observe. These obligations are set out in the NHS (Performers List) Regulations 2013 (‘the Regulations’).   

James Fireman

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