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Nursing ethics and law

Nursing ethics and law - news, analysis and nursing practice

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Wales proposes new limits on mental health detention

New rights for people who are detained under section 136 of the Mental Health Act by the police are being put forward by the Welsh Government.

Guide launched on law surrounding organ donation

A new guide to help nurses discuss consent and organ donation with patients has been published by the Human Tissue Authority.

Jeremy Hunt

NHS clinicians will have to declare gifts from drug firms

NHS staff who fail to disclose payments and hospitality received from drug suppliers and medical device makers will be sanctioned under new regulation, health secretary Jeremy Hunt has said.

Exclusive: Private firms aim to cash in on revalidation 'sign offs'

Private organisations are lining up to offer nurses revalidation “sign off” services for a fee when the new system of competency checks comes into effect next year, Nursing Times has learnt.

Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust

Nursing director relieved after police end trust investigation

A nursing director in Essex has welcomed a police announcement that no offence was committed at her trust regarding claims that cancer records were manipulated to meet targets.

Firms fined for supplying hospital with faulty syringes

A company and its sister firm have been sentenced for supplying hospitals with defective pre-filled syringes, which contributed to the death of a diabetic patient.

Man in hospital bed with unhappy woman and nurse at his side

New 'duty of candour' law may change after legal threat

The government is considering changing the duty of candour law just three months after it came into effect, following a threat of judicial review by a patient charity.

Stepping Hill

Victorino Chua lodges appeal against murder conviction

A nurse found guilty of murdering and poisoning patients at a hospital in Greater Manchester has launched an appeal against his conviction.

Nurse-turned-lawyer issues warning on 'good Samaritan acts'

Nurses who offer help in an emergency should be aware of their potential liability if something goes wrong, according to a lawyer specialising in fitness to practise cases, who warned they must ensure they have indemnity insurance in place.

Stepping Hill

No system of nurse checks could 'prevent murder'

The head of the nursing regulator has said “no system” of checks, including the forthcoming revalidation programme, could stop a nurse determined to commit murder.


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