"We welcome new measures to ensure that student nurses spend time working as healthcare assistants as this initial training will ingrain the importance of hands-on care and help them to recognise when standards are slipping later in their careers. Having more people in the NHS who know how to treat people compassionately and in a dignified way is a step in the right direction and we are pleased that Ministers have embraced this recommendation made by Robert Francis QC.

"The NHS is going through the biggest period of change since its inception and as the population steadily ages, it is imperative that we have more skilled, willing and able personnel in position to safeguard current and future patients. It will also be of vital importance to ensure recruitment processes attract people to a career in nursing who have the right character as well as the technical ability to do the job well."

Is £400m enough?
Is £400m enough?

The government announced on 16 May that it will provide a fund of £400m to cover the costs of removal and replacement of cladding to high rise residential blocks which have failed tests.

The problems with co-owned properties and attorneys
The problems with co-owned properties and attorneys

Whilst some people are under the impression that preparing a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) is simply a case of completing a form and ticking a few boxes, it is about far more than this.

What's mine is (not) yours!
What's mine is (not) yours!

A big fear for some people facing divorce and the inevitable carving up of the matrimonial assets. They seek assurances that such assets will be “ring-fenced” and retained for them.

How to avoid the PET trap
How to avoid the PET trap

When an individual is thinking about making a gift to another individual, consideration needs to be given to the Potentially Exempt Transfer (PET) trap.

Fictitious divorces
Fictitious divorces

Arising from the recent Family Division announcement, people who think they are legally divorced may in fact still be married.