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Department for Work & Pensions proposes bereavement benefits extension
The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) is proposing extending bereavement benefits to unmarried parents co-habiting with loved ones at the time of death. Read the rest of this post...
New initiative raising awareness of hidden disabilities launched in Cardiff
An initiative by Cardiff Council will see new signage put up outside accessible toilets around the city under the banner #BeTheChange, in order to raise awareness of hidden disabilities and conditions. Read the rest of this post...
Maternity failings at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust
A joint investigation by The Independent and Channel 4 News has revealed that dozens of babies have died or been left with brain damage at Nottingham University Hospitals (NUH) NHS trust maternity units. Our Gill Edwards, partner and clinical negligence solicitor, comments here. Read the rest of this post...
Storm Keating unlikely to regain full use of leg due to cauda equina syndrome
The wife of Boyzone’s Ronan Keating, Storm, has recently found out that she is unlikely to ever regain full use of her right leg due to damage caused by a rare severe spinal condition - cauda equina syndrome - that developed earlier this year. Our Lesley Herbertson comments here. Read the rest of this post...
Austrian hospital admit amputating wrong leg of patient
In a case of serious medical negligence, surgeons at an Austrian hospital have admitted amputating the wrong leg of a patient, blaming human error for what the hospital called a ‘tragic mistake’. Read the rest of this post...
472 serious healthcare incidents reported in England between 2019 - 2020
A recent Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch report into serious healthcare incidents in the NHS found that 472 incidents were reported in England between 2019 and 2020, including one in which a woman was given an invasive gynaecological procedure instead of fertility treatment after she was wrongly identified as another patient. Read the rest of this post...
Featured Charity: ACSIL - Amputees and Carers Support in Liverpool
This month, as part of our ongoing Featured Charity blog, we are shining a spotlight on ACSIL - Amputees and Carers Support in Liverpool, a charity set up to help and support amputees across Liverpool and Merseyside. Read the rest of this post...
Action for Brain Injury Week 2021
Today marks the start of Headway's Action for Brain Injury Week 2021. This year's campaign theme is "A life of lockdown?" which will focus on social isolation after brain injury - an issue that has been intensified by the Covid-19 pandemic. 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...