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Under section 75 of the National Health Service Act 2006 (NHSA 2006), local authorities and NHS bodies may enter into a written agreement in relation to the exercise of any NHS functions and Local Authority—health related functions—if the partnerships are likely to lead to an improvement in the way in which those functions are exercised.
They must consult jointly with persons that may be affected by the arrangements and fulfil the objectives set out in the local health improvement plan. Though it is often the case that those affected are the staff and organisations and other mechanisms already exist for consulting on changes to services.
The NHS Bodies and Local Authorities Partnership Arrangements Regula
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This Practice Note considers the law governing the procedural law of arbitration proceedings (the curial law or lex arbitri) and how it is determined under the law of England and Wales (England and English are used as convenient shorthand).The procedural law of the arbitral proceedingsThe procedural
When defendants are guilty, they have a choice to plead guilty or to put the prosecution to proof. When they plead guilty they may benefit from a reduction in their sentence as a result, see Practice Note: Credit for guilty plea. However, the Sentencing Council's overarching guidelines on reduction
The principle of transferred maliceIf a person has a malicious intent towards X and, in carrying out that intent, injures Y, he is guilty of an offence. So, if D shoots at A with intent to kill him but kills B by mistake it is murder; the mistake as to the identity of the victim is irrelevant as D
Definition of automatismAn act is done in a state of automatism if it is done by the body without control by the mind, (eg it is a spasm or a reflex), or if it is done by a person who is not conscious of what they are doing. The act may be described as involuntary, but will not be regarded as such
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