The medical and healthcare professions are perhaps the most highly regulated of all the professions. Disputes between employers and employees in the healthcare sector generate a large volume of case law, not least because the NHS is one of the largest employers in the world. Disputes arising from regulators’ proceedings are, in turn, generating substantial case law, particularly in the field of injunctive relief and administrative decisions.
Our barristers have experience of the major healthcare regulators and representative bodies including the General Medical Council, Royal College of Nursing, Royal College of Midwives, General Optical Council and Health Professions Councils. Littleton barristers have also acted as advisor, member or chair of Fitness to Practice panels and advised on registration appeals and the regulators themselves. Our barristers regularly act for NHS Trusts and other health service bodies as well as NHS Professionals and other agencies, as well as for those employed by them, in all areas of employment, regulatory and public law.
The aim of our bulletin is to highlight and discuss case law developments relating to the healthcare sector from both the employment and regulatory perspectives. The content is divided between short news items and longer briefing notes.If you would like to receive bulletin updates from us or find out more about our Healthcare sector work please contact Penny Rutterford in our BD team.