Health and Medical Law
A Consultation on GP Telephone Numbers
The principal purpose of this consultation is to ensure that the regulatory framework regarding the use of certain telephone number ranges by GP practices remains fit for purpose.
- Visit the Scottish Government website to view the consultation
- The Law Society of Scotland's response (June 2015)
Rebalancing medicines legislation and pharmacy regulation: draft Orders under section 60 of the Health Act 1999
Seeks views on proposals for changes to the legislation on dispensing errors and registered pharmacy standards and other related matters.
GMC Consultation: Reforming our fitness to practise investigation and adjudication processes: a public consultation on changes to our rules
The GMC are consulting on changes that will modernise how they investigate complaints about doctors and how they run hearings. These changes will help to make procedures clearer, leaner and more efficient for everyone involved and allow the GMC to do more to protect patients.
Proposed Recovery of Medical Costs for Asbestos Diseases (Scotland) Bill
Proposal by Stuart McMillan MSP for a Bill to enable the Scottish Ministers to recover from anyone responsible for paying compensation to a victim of asbestos-related disease, certain costs incurred by the NHS in Scotland in providing care and treatment to that victim.
- View the consultation on the proposed Bill on the Scottish Parliament website
- The Law Society of Scotland's response (March 2015)
Consultation on Proposals to Introduce a Statutory Duty of Candour for Health and Social Care Services
This consultation document invites views on the Scottish Government's proposals to introduce legislation that will require organisations providing health and social care to tell people if there has been an event involving them where physical or psychological harm has occurred as a result of care or treatment.
- View the consultation on the Scottish Government's website
- The Law Society of Scotland's response (January2015)