Human Rights

The Court of Appeal judgment in R (Maguire) v HM Senior Coroner for Blackpool and Fylde [2020] EWCA Civ 738 has provided clarity in relation to Article 2 obligations to protect life for care home residents

On 10 June 2020, the Court of Appeal handed their judgment down in the case of R (Maguire) v HM Senior Coroner for Blackpool and Fylde [2020] EWCA Civ 738 which held that Article 2 of the European Convention of Human Rights (“ECHR”), was not engaged at the inquest into the death of a vulnerable …

The Court of Appeal judgment in R (Maguire) v HM Senior Coroner for Blackpool and Fylde [2020] EWCA Civ 738 has provided clarity in relation to Article 2 obligations to protect life for care home residents Read More »

Joint Committee on Human Rights makes further recommendations to CQC – how will the CQC’s “new strategy” develop?

The CQC is already under fire following the Wholrton Hall and Winterbourne View scandals. Various public enquiries have highlighted a number of serious concerns about the treatment of service users with learning difficulties and/or autism in Assessment and Treatment Units (“ATUs” and other mental health hospitals, and in particular on the issue of restraint. The …

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Beyond Covid-19: the legal landscape in the health and social care sector

This article considers what will happen in the health and social care sector in terms of regulation and litigation beyond the Covid-19 crisis. CQC’s Emergency Support Framework As providers will know, CQC have paused routine inspections and introduced the Emergency Support Framework (“ESF”). CQC’s position is that the ESF is a flexible and supportive process, …

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