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New report investigates factors affecting the delivery of safe care in midwifery units

On 8th May 2024, Maternity & Newborn Safety Investigations (MNSI) published a report based on an analysis of 92 Health Services Safety Investigations Body (HSSIB reports on safety incidents that...

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New pathway launched to diagnose Cauda Equina Syndrome without delay

A new pathway is available to help clinicians better diagnose and treat patients suspected of having Cauda Equina Syndrome, a rare but serious spinal condition. The pathway has been developed...

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The Birth Trauma Inquiry: a further demand for safer maternity care

Today (13th May 2024), the country’s first parliamentary inquiry into birth trauma has been released. The headline? Good maternity care ‘is the exception rather than the rule’. Here, medical negligence...

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Birth injury claims: informed consent and the ‘professional practice test’

March is Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month; an initiative that aims to push for improvements in education, healthcare and the job market to increase opportunities for those living with cerebral palsy....

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Employment law changes coming up in 2024

There are numerous changes in employment law coming into force this year, with a focus on families and making the workplace fairer. As many of these changes are effective from...

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Statutory paternity leave: what’s changing?

Statutory paternity leave is offered to employees who are having a baby, adopting a child or having a baby via surrogacy. Currently, the baby’s father or the mother’s partner (the...

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Changes to donor and surrogate rights: what you need to know

Surrogacy can be a great option for those who are unable to conceive a child themselves. However, the law around surrogacy and donor rights can seem complex, and changes to...

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Secondary victims in medical negligence claims: a turning point

The Supreme Court has handed down a long-awaited judgment as to whether relatives can claim for psychiatric injury suffered as a result of their loved one being a primary victim...

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Equality Act 2010: what’s changing?

The Equality Act 2010 will be amended after the Government published draft legislation that will affect those in England, Wales and Scotland. The proposed change, taking effect from 1st January...

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Fixed recoverable costs regime: what’s changing?

The Government has announced that from 1st October 2023, there will be new changes to the Fixed Recoverable Costs regime (FRC) in civil law cases. Before we explain what’s changing...

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Changes to flexible working requests: what you need to know

In 2021, the Government published a consultation which set out proposals to make flexible working the default and to better support both employers and employees to reach appropriate working arrangements....

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Employment law round-up: Autumn 2022

From ‘fire and rehire’ to Income Tax cuts, there have been numerous changes in employment law so far this year. As we approach Autumn and the final stretch of 2022,...

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