PRD's Social Welfare Advisor named as Reuben's Retreat's 'Volunteer of the Month'
We are delighted to announce that our very own Suzanne Sutcliffe has been named as Reuben's Retreat's 'Volunteer of the Month' for March! Read the rest of this post...
NHS England to invest £95 million to improve maternity care
The NHS is to invest almost £100 million to improve maternity care in England following the findings of the Ockenden report into maternity failings at Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital Trust (SaTH). Our Lesley Herbertson comments here. Read the rest of this post...
Department of Culture, Media and Sport hold expert meeting on head injuries in sport
The Department of Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) held its first parliamentary session on head injuries in sport on Tuesday 9th March. Read the rest of this post...
Parliament launch inquiry into links between sport & long-term brain injury
A parliamentary inquiry into the link between sport and long-term brain injury has been launched. MPs belonging to the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) committee will call witnesses to examine the issue. Read the rest of this post...
Lake District Calvert Trust saved by appeal
Cumbria based outdoor activity centre Lake District Calvert Trust, which was at risk of closure, will now be able to reopen in part thanks to the fundraising efforts of a boy who lives with a severe brain injury. Read the rest of this post...
Headway reiterates belief that football’s new concussion rules are “deeply flawed”
Leading brain injury charity Headway - the brain injury association has reiterated its belief that football’s new concussion rules are “deeply flawed” following their domestic application for the first time. Read the rest of this post...
New amputation surgery could increase control and reduce pain for patients
A new type of surgery could help amputees control their remaining muscles and sense where their “phantom limb” is in space, which according to a study should mean better control of prosthetic limbs and less pain for patients. Our Richard Edwards comments here. Read the rest of this post...
Britney Spears, conservatorships and the nuanced world of hidden disabilities
The recent news reports on Britney Spears that follow the "Framing Britney Spears" documentary highlight the nuanced world of hidden disabilities. Our Mark Wilding, solicitor in our Court of Protection team, comments here. Read the rest of this post...
BBC investigation reveals 'shocking' blue badge scheme disparities
A BBC investigation has found that people with non-visible disabilities - such as autism or Parkinson's disease - face a "shocking disparity" when applying for a blue badge parking permit compared to their counterparts with physical impairments. Our Ruth Wright comments here. Read the rest of this post...