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Topic Archives: Media-Coverage

Women in West Midlands facing 10-week delays for smear test results
Thousands of women are thought to be affected by the backlog that built up since Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust took over the service for Stoke-on-Trent, Birmingham, Coventry, Herefordshire and Worcestershire in April 2019. Our Helen Budge, Senior Clinical Negligence Solicitor, comments here... Read the rest of this post...
Inquiry into malpractice of breast surgeon Ian Paterson publishes findings
​The two-year independent inquiry into the malpractice of breast surgeon Ian Paterson has found that a culture of “avoidance and denial” allowed him to perform botched and unnecessary operations on hundreds of women. Our Gill Edwards comments here... Read the rest of this post...
​An inquiry into the malpractice of rogue breast surgeon Ian Paterson is expected to make recommendations on regulations around surgeons working in private hospitals after it publishes its findings in a report today. Read the rest of this post...
Liverpool Clinicians create new head trauma score to tackle unnecessary referrals
  • 03.02.2020
  • JeanneEvans
  • Personal-injury, Personal-injury
  • Brain Injury Personal Injury NHS head injury concussion The Walton Centre University of Liverpool Head Trauma Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Concussion Syndrome Liverpool HITS Liverpool Head Injury Tomography Score Tomography Mild Brain Injury Neurosurgical Centre Neurosurgeon
A team of staff from The Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust and Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust have developed a score to help clinicians define mild traumatic brain trauma. Our Jeanne Evans, Partner within our Personal Injury team, comments here... Read the rest of this post...
Last week, we held a joint training seminar with AKA Case Management to explore in detail the various conflicts that can, and inevitably do, arise between the litigation, financial considerations and rehabilitation/therapy needs when working with challenging clients and their families, and to explore whether the professional parties are really on the same side. Is there a way to stop such conflicts arising? Or are the conflicts themselves an essential part of our roles in delivering rehabilitation to our shared clients? Read on for more... Read the rest of this post...
1 in every 5 deaths around the world due to sepsis
A recent analysis of sepsis – the most comprehensive yet – has revealed that as many as one in five deaths around the world is caused by the condition. The report estimates that around 11 million individuals die each year from sepsis, which is more than those killed by cancer. Our Lesley Herbertson comments here... Read the rest of this post...
Amputee PC calls for tougher sentences for dangerous drivers
A police officer who suffered life changing injuries - including a below the knee amputation - after he was knocked down by a drink driver is now calling for tougher sentences for offenders. Click here for more. Read the rest of this post...
Thousands benefit from extended Blue Badge scheme
  • 07.01.2020
  • HelenDolan
  • Clinical-negligence, Personal-injury, Clinical-negligence, Personal-injury
  • Clinical negligence Brain Injury Awareness Personal Injury serious injury accessibility blue badge Multiple Sclerosis disabled access hidden disability stoma invisible illness Department for Transport Blue Badge Scheme disabled parking invisible disability epilepsy Local Authority
Thousands of individuals who live with “invisible” disabilities and illnesses have gained access to the benefits of a Blue Badge under new rules introduced in the summer of 2019. Our head of clinical negligence, Helen Dolan, comments here... Read the rest of this post...
A Guide to Stoma-Related Products
  • 06.01.2020
  • JessicaMG
  • Clinical-negligence, Clinical-negligence
  • stoma ostomates ostomy bag body positivity stoma surgery one-piece pouches stoma paste stoma products stoma seal stoma cap stoma plug ostomy pouch stoma shields ostomy belt
When deciding which stoma products you require, it can be hard to know where to start. Find out more about pouches, pastes and powders in our latest blog... Read the rest of this post...
Everything you need to know about exercising with a stoma
In this guide, we give you an introduction to exercising with a stoma, including tips and advice for getting active following surgery. Read the rest of this post...

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