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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...
Cricket authorities discuss if permitted use of bouncer should continue under current guidelines
Cricket authorities are to discuss whether the bouncer’s permitted use should continue under current guidelines. Our Gary Herbert, Partner in our Personal Injury team and a specialist in handling brain injury claims, 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...
Maternity scandal report - urgent changes needed
Urgent changes are needed in all hospitals in England to prevent avoidable baby deaths, stillbirths and neonatal brain damage, according to the report into one of the biggest scandals in the history of the NHS. Read the rest of this post...