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...
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...
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...
Baby Lifeline Gives Evidence to Parliamentary Inquiry into Maternity Safety
Earlier this week, mother and baby charity Baby Lifeline gave evidence for the inquiry hearing into maternity safety in England. Read the rest of this post...
Shropshire baby death scandal: Senior NHS maternity & neonatal staff to receive ‘leadership training’
Hundreds of Senior NHS maternity and neonatal staff across the country will be given ‘leadership training’ in order to address the findings of the inquiry into failings at Shrewsbury & Telford Hospital NHS Trust. Read the rest of this post...
The Brain Charity launches Christmas appeal to help those with neurological conditions
Liverpool based charity The Brain Charity has launched its first ever Christmas appeal to raise funds to support the one in six people who live with neurological conditions. Read the rest of this post...
BBC investigation reveals 'incredibly poor practice' at private UK baby scan studios
A recent investigation by BBC News has uncovered failings in the diagnosis of serious medical issues during private maternal scans. Gill Edwards, Partner in our Clinical Negligence team and a member of Baby Lifeline's Clinical Advisory Panel, comments here. Read the rest of this post...
Potter Rees Dolan listed in The Times Best Law Firms 2021
We are delighted to announce that Potter Rees Dolan has been recognised as one of the best 200 law firms in England and Wales for Personal Injury & Clinical Negligence by The Times. Read the rest of this post...