Healthcare

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The EU AI Act is poised to be a catalyst for innovation in medtech, a new Mason Hayes & Curran survey suggests. The business law firm polled close to 200 professionals from the medtech sector at its recent webinar titled "What the AI Act Means for Medical Devices". The findings come as the new r

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Free hospital car parking in Northern Ireland has to be delayed in part due to legal challenges affecting plans to use automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) technology, health minister Robin Swann has said. The Hospital Parking Charges Act (Northern Ireland) 2022, which bans the imposition of pa

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Mark Connaughton SC has been appointed as the independent chair of the new Paediatric Spinal Taskforce. The government has established the multi-stakeholder taskforce in a bid to cut waiting times for children who need spinal surgery.

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A national open disclosure framework for the health and social sector has been launched, applying beyond the HSE to all private health and social care providers as well as health regulators and educational bodies. The new framework was launched by health minister Stephen Donnelly at the National Pat

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The Mental Health Commission (MHC) has invited lawyers to assist in the development of new guidance and training on a human rights-based approach to care for mental health services. The MHC has engaged the Munster Technological University and its UNESCO Chair research centre to support the developme

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Solicitor Deirdre O'Grady has been appointed to the board of Beaumont Hospital in Dublin for a 10-month term. Ms O'Grady has over 20 years' experience in legal, tax, governance, compliance and risk management.

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Michael Graham, head of private client at Cleaver Fulton Rankin, considers changes to continuing healthcare in Northern Ireland in the wake of a High Court ruling. In a judgment delivered on 30 June 2023, Northern Ireland's High Court quashed the decision of the Department of Health to adopt a contr

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