Health and medical law

Consultation on Proposals for an Offence of Wilful Neglect or Ill-treatment in Health and Social Care Settings

The Scottish Government's proposal is to create an offence which is similar to those that presently exist in relation to mental health patients and adults with incapacity.  The proposed offence would cover the wilful neglect or ill-treatment of anyone receiving care or treatment in a range of care services. 

Consultation on Electronic Cigarettes and Strengthening Tobacco Control in Scotland

The primary aim of this consultation is to invite views on a range of potential measures for the sale and use of electronic cigarettes and strengthening tobacco control in Scotland.

Consultation on indicative sanctions guidance, apologies and warnings

The consultation is a major review of the guidance the General Medical Council (GMC) give to fitness to practise hearing panels run by the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service (MPTS). These panels decide what action should be taken to deal with doctors who do not meet the GMC professional standards.

Proposed Organ and Tissue Donation (Scotland) Bill

Proposal for a bill to amend the law on human transplantation, including by authorising (in certain circumstances) the posthumous removal of organs and tissue from an adult who had not given express consent.

Standardised packaging of tobacco products: draft regulations

Seeks views on the proposed draft regulations for standardised packaging on tobacco products.

Nursing and Midwifery Council consultation on a proposed model of revalidation

This consultation focused on how the proposed model of revalidation can be implemented in a variety of employment settings and scopes of practice. This will help ensure the model launched in December 2015 is flexible and fit for purpose. The NMC also used this part of the consultation to gather information to draft a revised code and develop guidance for revalidation.

Proposal to allow wider access to naloxone for use in emergencies

The MHRA is asking for feedback to a proposal to allow wider access to naloxone for the purpose of saving life in an emergency. This would be achieved by an amendment of the Human Use Regulations 2012. The proposal is aimed at reducing deaths from heroin overdoses.