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Statements for Fitness for Work – Nurses and Other Healthcare Professionals Granted Certification Powers

Statements for Fitness for Work – Nurses and Other Healthcare Professionals Granted Certification Powers

As of Friday (1 July 2022), nurses, occupational therapists, pharmacists and physiotherapists will be able to legally certify statement for fitness for work forms (or fit notes, as they are often known). Under the old rules, only a doctor could certify this document and one of the drivers of this change was a way to …

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Statements for Fitness for Work – Nurses and Other Healthcare Professionals Granted Certification Powers

Technology transfer agreements: Assignments of intellectual property rights or technology transfer licensing?

We have previously read the importance of regulating terms of intellectual property within a technology transfer (“The importance of regulating terms of industrial and intellectual property in view of technology transfer”). Indeed, technological innovation creates new opportunities for entrepreneurs to establish competitive positions in the market. As well known, these innovations can be subject to …

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Statements for Fitness for Work – Nurses and Other Healthcare Professionals Granted Certification Powers

Financial advice is necessary when buying timeshare: the Ultiqa Lifestyle decision

The traditional timeshare sales technique of ‘You have won a Prize’ lure followed by a hard-sell is no longer legal in Australia as a result of the decision of the Federal Court of Australia in Australian Securities and Investments Commission v Ultiqa Lifestyle Promotions Limited (in liq) [2022] FCA 561 (17 May 2022) (Downes J). …

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Statements for Fitness for Work – Nurses and Other Healthcare Professionals Granted Certification Powers

Clean Air Day 2022: Why we must tackle the issue of air pollution

The 16 June marks Clean Air Day 2022, the UK’s largest air pollution campaign, promoted by Environmental Protection Scotland working in partnership with Global Action Plan. The purpose of Clean Air Day is to increase public awareness of the dangers posed by pollutants and encourage people to reduce their own impact on the environment. As …

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