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Concerning increase in stillbirth rates for a further year running
  • 11.08.2022
  • GillEdwards
  • Clinical-negligence, Opinion
  • Clinical negligence Stillbirth birth injury maternity care neonatal brain injury
The increase in the stillbirth rate in England and Wales for a further year running is concerning, particularly when considered in the context of the problems in maternity care generally. The stillbirth rate is seen as a measure of the safety of maternity services and the World Health Organisation states that “the majority of stillbirths could be prevented with quality and respectful care during childbirth."   Read the rest of this post...
Delay in treating a cancerous tumour leaves woman with two years to live
After several appointments for a mammogram were cancelled, a woman now has fast-growing stage-four breast cancer and has experienced delays throughout her treatment. Read the rest of this post...
Only 16 hotels in the UK are fully accessible for disabled people
Hotels are lacking disabled access with are only 16 in the whole of the UK that are fully accessible, according to campaigners. Disabled guests have been forced to spend the night sleeping in their wheelchairs or unable to go to the toilet due to a lack of a ceiling hoist. Read the rest of this post...
Travelling when disabled: the worry and difficulties faced for each journey
  • 03.08.2022
  • EmmaArnold
  • Personal-injury, Opinion
  • accessibility public transport wheelchair-user transport for all
A disabled writer has highlighted the issues she, and the other women featured in her article, face every time they make a journey on public transport when using a wheelchair. Read the rest of this post...
Better assessing of head injuries needed during football matches
The issue regarding the concussion protocols seems to be constantly mis-handled by the football authorities when it comes to elite level sport. The risk is where you have a player who has a second concussive or sub-concussive injury when his brain is still recovering from the first injury. This can result in severe or fatal brain injuries. It is for this reason that concussion protocols exist in all sports.  Read the rest of this post...
Extension of 'return-to-play' protocol after concussion in rugby
The Rugby Football League (RFL) has agreed to extend the protocol regarding concussion in the sport. Players who fail concussion tests during matches or training will not be permitted to play again for at least 11 days; which is up from seven. Read the rest of this post...
Women are currently invited to a routine smear test every three years from the age of 25 but Cervical Screening Wales are to extend this to five years. Read the rest of this post...
Ruth Wright comments on the recent Court of Appeal decision on whether it was lawful for carers of a man with a mental impairment to help him to engage the services of a sex worker. Read the rest of this post...
Team PRD to take part in Manchester Legal Walk 2021
Potter Rees Dolan has put together a team to take on the Manchester Legal Walk 2021 this September! We will be raising funds for the North West Legal Support Trust (the local arm of the Access to Justice Foundation) which funds vital local advice services. Read the rest of this post...
Becoming a lawyer the hard way: how to succeed in law despite an unconventional education
Hannah Bottomley, a clinical negligence solicitor here at Potter Rees Dolan, has been able to build a hugely successful career despite an unconventional route into law, and has chosen to share her experiences in order to highlight the full range of options and opportunities that may be available to students in the same position. Read on for more... Read the rest of this post...

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