n this update, we have focussed on the headline governance and regulatory issues that are facing RPs at this time. as we all deal with the Covid-19 crisis.
Recent research by the BBC found that 1 in 8 patients experience delays in handover by ambulance crews on arrival to hospital, with many patients then waiting in corridors or in extreme cases being turned away.
Whilst the causes of delays may be outside of the hands of staff, the effects cannot be ignored. For patients with relatively minor injuries delays are understandably frustrating, but for patients with time sensitive conditions any delay in being seen by a doctor can be catastrophic. In patients with signs of stroke, sepsis or cardiac complaints a delay could result in a poor outcome, significantly prolonged recovery period or even death.
At Anthony Collins Solicitors, we act for clients or their families where serious injuries or death have been caused by delays in diagnosis or treatment of medical emergencies. If you, or someone you know, would like to know more about the services we provide, and how we have successfully brought claims against hospitals where there has been a delay in diagnosis of a medical condition, whatever the cause, then please contact us. We are happy to talk to you on a free no obligation basis.
If you require any further information or wish to speak to any of our team, please contact Christopher Frankling or call 0121 200 3242.
The law surrounding organ donation has changed. The Organ Donation (Deemed Consent) Bill came into effect on 20 May 2020 and has implemented an opt-out system for organ donation.
Commercial and local authority landlords could benefit from urgently reviewing their legal options.
The Cabinet Office has published guidance asking for people to act responsibly, fairly and “in the national interest”.
To help our charity clients look to the future, we summarise key guidance and updates over the last week.
On 18 May 2020, the Ministry of Housing Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) wrote to all social housing residents in England (residents).
For anyone who is currently restrained from holding their General Meeting or have held such in breach of their governing documents, help is on the way!
Social landlords may be surprised to learn that “landlords should be able to carry out routine as well as essential repairs for most households”.
Many housing providers are now re-thinking about gathering information to complete their data return to the Regulator of Social Housing, with the initial exercise having been delayed by Covid-19.
With many premises being left unoccupied (or minimally occupied) during the lockdown, both Public Health England and the Health and Safety Executive have warned of the increased risks of Legionella.
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