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Was the NHS right to delay cancer treatment during COVID?

Was the NHS right to delay cancer treatment during COVID? At the outset of the pandemic, medical leaders told cancer patients to delay treatment during the first wave of the virus. This advice was based on the concern that those patients receiving chemotherapy, immunotherapy and surgery would be faced with a huge risk of death…
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Cancer care in England still failing to improve?

Is cancer care in England still failing to improve? As long ago as 2018 I wrote an article about the reports of failures to diagnose cancer in its’ early stages causing potentially unnecessary deaths. It had been reported at that time that England has failed to close the gap on the best-performing nations in relation…
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COVID and DNR Anguish

Concerns that DNR used inappropriately in care homes. It is reported today that during the first wave of the Coronavirus pandemic, Care Homes may have been given inappropriate guidance in the use of Do Not Resuscitate orders. This information has come to light following an investigation undertaken by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and relates…
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Puberty blockers The case against Tavistock & Portman NHS trust

Puberty blockers - The case against Tavistock & Portman NHS trust The judgment in this case has been highly anticipated and, as expected, three High Court Judges have confirmed that children under 16 with gender dysphoria are unlikely to be able to give informed consent for treatment using puberty-blocking drugs. The Trust has now immediately…
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Rebuilding Shattered Lives

Rebuilding Shattered Lives We are proud members of APIL (the Association for Personal Injury Lawyers) and are pleased to support their campaign to raise awareness that personal injury lawyers make a difference to the lives of people who have been injured through no fault of their own. In more recent times, and with the advent…
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Fatal Accident Claims

Fatal Accident Claims: an analysis of the Fatal Accidents Act and the Law Reform Miscellaneous Provisions Act. In a recently reported case, University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust were recently fined for failing to be open and candid with the family of a woman who tragically died whilst in it’s care. Elsie Woodfield, who was 91,…
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Possession proceedings proceed (presumably…)

Possession proceedings proceed (presumably…) Providing there are no further announcements from the Government, from 21 September 2020, the courts will resume hearing possession cases. Landlords will then be able to take legal action to evict tenants from their properties. However, since the suspension of possession hearings on 26 March 2020, there have been several changes…
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Dean Kingham – Public law Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year 2020

Dean Kingham – Public law Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year 2020 We are delighted to announce that Dean Kingham, our head of Prison, Public Law and Crime department has been crowned Public Law Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year 2020 (LALYs). Each year a large number of applications are submitted and this year Dean…
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