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  • ICO blog: NHS patient information: the Information Centre and the DPAThe Information Commissioner's Office has published a commentary in its blog on how the Data Protection Act (DPA) applies to the new care.data system for storing and linking patient information, and the responsibilities of the Health and Social Care Information Centre as the data controller. The first part comments on the provisions of the Health and Social Care Act 2012 in relation the the DPA, the need for fair processing of data and the consent arrangements set out by NHS England. 13/02/2014
  • Reminiscence in dementia: A concept analysisThis report analyses the concept of reminiscence in dementia and highlights its use as a therapeutic intervention. 12/03/2014
  • A controlled evaluation of comprehensive geriatric assessment in the emergency department: the "Emergency Frailty Unit"As Emergency attendances of frail older people continue to rise this article examines whether a comprehensive geriatric assessment can be embedded within the emergency department. 12/03/2014
  • Lu v Nottingham University NHS TrustThe claimant was a surgeon at the respondent hospital who, without negligence, contracted a skin infection that led to deaths of a number of patients. He was therefore suspended from duty pending an investigation and was subsequently due to return to work, subject to some training, to ensure his skills were up to date. A dispute arose and the claimant sought a declaration or injunction that the respondent was impeding his return and the respondent counterclaimed seeking the provision of information to patients. The court held: (1) that the respondent was not in breach of contract in its handling of the situation; and (2) that a surgeon owes a legal duty to inform a patient of any significant risks involved in the procedure, but that if there is no increased risk to patients, the employer does not have to require that additional information be provided. 20/03/2014
  • Changes to copyright law and guidanceThe Intellectual Property Office has published details of and guidance on draft regulations to be made under the Intellectual Property Bill 2013, which is still awaiting Royal Assent: IPO Copyright Law and Guidance. The various draft regulations are intended to change how copyright works can be used by consumers in, inter alia, education, research and public bodies and will extend many of the exceptions. The changes will bring the old exceptions up-to-date, reflecting advances in digital technology, for example by providing for format shifting. 04/04/2014
  • Effectiveness of dietary interventions among adults of retirement age: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trialsEvidence from a systematic review and meta-analysis suggests that interventions to increase fruit and vegetable intake are effective in people aged 55-74, providing support for dietary interventions to reduce the risk of age-related diseases. 10/04/2014