Health and Social Care

3 July 2018

An update on the General Optical Council v Clarke – retirement is not relevant to impairment

Shannett Thompson and Grace Castle provide an update on General Optical Council v Clarke.

Shannett Thompson

12 June 2018

Love Island and your professional obligations

The launch of ITV2’s reality TV show ‘Love Island’ amassed an audience of approximately 2.95 million, becoming the highest-rating programme at 9pm across all channels last Monday. Another first for the series is the inclusion of contestants with professional qualifications such as an A&E doctor and a newly qualified solicitor.

21 May 2018

The PSA’s Lessons Learned Review – Regulators take heed

The Professional Standards Authority has published its review into the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s (‘NMC’) treatment of a number of serious allegations against Furness General Hospital (FGH) midwives in relation to the tragic deaths of babies and some mothers between 2004 and 2016. Although titled a “Lessons Learned Review”, the report does not hold back in launching criticism at the NMC which identified the need to “address very serious concerns about the way in which it deals with families and patients and whether it is a transparent, open organisation”. Indeed, the PSA report catalogues many issues which other regulators, including those operating outside of health and social care, would be advised to consider.

9 May 2018

What’s the buzz?

A recent investigation by The Daily Mail into the illegal supply of prescription only medicines (POMs), has led to the arrest of eight pharmacists.

Shannett Thompson

1 May 2018

A new framework for psychotherapy, psychoanalysis and counselling

Last month, the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP), British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) announced the latest phase of their joint collaboration; the creation of an education and practise framework for the counselling and psychotherapy professions.

Sian Jones

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