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The Migration Observatory has recently published a report which looks into the effects of immigration policy on the health and care sector in the UK. Labour shortages in the health and care sector The health and care sectors are facing a workforce crisis as the number of vacancies has been increasing since the pandemic. In […]

On 24 January 2022 the Home Office published changes to the Skilled Worker route for care workers. From 15 February 2022, care assistants, care workers, carers, home care assistants, home carers and support workers (nursing home) have been included on the Shortage Occupation List, making these roles eligible for the Skilled Worker visa route. Previously […]

Perinatal Institute v Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership: Technology and Construction Court provides important judgment on application of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 The dispute between Perinatal Institute (“PI”) and Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (“HQIP”) has taken a further twist in a recent Technology and Construction Court decision (Perinatal Institute v Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership [2017] […]

Patients at hospitals run by Pennine Acute Hospital NHS Trust faced years of negligent treatment, misdiagnoses, poor clinical judgement, apathetic and unqualified staff, short-staffing, and chronic under resourcing. This was the verdict of a report commissioned in early 2016 by the Trust itself and prepared by its Director of Maternity Care. Unfortunately for patients at […]

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