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Has coronavirus affected imaging for serious illness?

Has coronavirus affected imaging for serious illness? We are currently bombarded with news about the effect of Coronavirus on the NHS, the pressure on staff, pressure on resources and the lack of PPE.  We have not heard quite so much about the effect that it may have on more fundamental services such as imaging. Radiologists…
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Unlawful Eviction During the Coronavirus Outbreak

Unlawful Eviction During the Coronavirus Outbreak The current outbreak of coronavirus has greatly impacted upon all aspects of our lives. In a time when we are encouraged to remain in our homes, the thought of losing that home is of even greater concern. With many people facing uncertainty over their financial future and potential loss…
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The Coronavirus Act 2020: How has it changed The Care Act 2014?

The Coronavirus Act 2020: How has it changed The Care Act 2014? The outbreak of Covid-19 has restricted how people live their day to day lives. This includes vulnerable people living in the community who require an assessment of their care and support. Local Authorities owe a duty to assess and identify an adult’s need…
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Suicides in custody & in mental health units

Suicides in custody & in mental health units Melanie Lidstone-Land, a Senior Associate at Swain & Co working in both the Mental Health and Clinical Negligence teams. She examines, in this article the potential redress through the courts following the completed suicide of a person in custody or subject to detention under the Mental Health…
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Compensation Claims in Dental Negligence

Compensation Claims in Dental Negligence No-one particularly relishes the thought of a trip to the dentist, whether that’s due to the inconvenience of a morning off work, footing a large bill, or an intense fear of injections(!) but despite this, everyone should be able to be comforted by the knowledge that they will be well…
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Domestic abuse during Coronavirus

When staying at home is more dangerous than the virus - Domestic abuse during the coronavirus With the UK now on lockdown domestic abuse victims are finding that they now have no escape from an abuser. The Government acknowledges the risk to domestic abuse victims during this hard time. If you are a victim of…
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Coronavirus

Coronavirus What we are currently experiencing as a nation is quite terrifying. All of us are subject to severe and frightening restrictions from the State in terms of our freedom to move about and go about our lives in a way that is unprecedented in peace time. Some of us agree with those restrictions and…
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Child Arrangements during Coronavirus Crisis

Child Arrangements during Coronavirus Crisis On March 23 2020, the Prime Minister made an announcement which put the UK on lockdown to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. This in turn advises everyone to stay at home where possible. If you have a child arrangements order which means you/your ex-partner must leave the home to…
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Will My Hearing Still Take Place?

Will My Hearing Still Take Place? On the 23 March 2020, the Prime Minister made an announcement which placed the UK on Lockdown. But what if you have a hearing? Where does this leave you? Do you still need to go to court? The President of the Family Division issued guidance on all court hearings.…
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Asthma

Asthma At the time of writing, the Covid 19 pandemic has reached our shores with many, many people being affected by it. One of the ‘at risk’ groups are those who suffer from Asthma. Over five and a half million people in the UK have Asthma. It is estimated that that every 10 seconds a…
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