Legal and medical experts have been appointed to Ireland's first national research ethics committees (NRECs) in the areas of clinical trials of investigational medicinal products (NREC-CT) and clinical investigations of medical devices (NREC-MD).
Published 10 May 2021
High Court: Doctor temporarily suspended after refusing to administer vaccines or refer patients for Covid testing
The High Court has granted the temporary suspension of a doctor from practice due to his actions in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. The doctor allegedly failed to refer his patients for Covid-19 testing and claimed that he would not administer the vaccine to his patients. Further, the doctor refused to comply with HSE public health guidelines.
Published 14 April 2021
Proposals to introduce a statutory duty of candour for healthcare organisations have gone out to consultation.
Published 12 April 2021
Proposals to introduce a statutory duty of candour in the healthcare system will go out to consultation next month.
Published 25 March 2021
High Court: Healthcare trust acted lawfully after reducing care levels for profoundly disabled persons during pandemic
The High Court has determined that a Health and Care Trust did not act unlawfully after it reduced the level of social care to two profoundly disabled adults due to the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Published 4 March 2021
Ronan Hynes, partner at Sellors LLP, calls for urgency on patient safety reform in light of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Published 8 February 2021
Two women have been granted permission to bring a judicial review over the length of NHS waiting lists in Northern Ireland.
Published 14 January 2021
The independent inquiry into the recall of around 3,000 neurology patients in Belfast has been converted to a statutory public inquiry.
Published 15 December 2020
Two judicial review applications brought over the length of NHS waiting lists in Northern Ireland are set to be heard by the High Court in Belfast early next year.
Published 11 December 2020
The UK's only gender identity clinic for under-18s has lost a high-profile High Court battle over whether under-16s can consent to treatment with puberty blockers.
Published 2 December 2020
Healthcare solicitor Aisling Timoney has been appointed as a member of the Health and Social Care Professionals Council (CORU) for a four-year term.
Published 1 December 2020
Solicitors have welcomed the announcement of an inquiry into the historical licensing and use of the anti-epileptic drug sodium valproate (Epilim) in Ireland.
Published 25 November 2020
Dr Sarah Fulham-McQuillan, assistant professor at UCD Sutherland School of Law, considers the legal basis for mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations.
Published 4 August 2020
The Minister for Health has lost his application to have proceedings challenging proposed new pharmacy rules split into two separate hearings.
Published 11 October 2019
Draft legislation to extend the European health insurance card to all residents of Northern Ireland has been announced by the Government.
Published 18 September 2019