Man who mixed own sperm with dad’s will not have to take paternity test – The Guardian

Posted February 16th, 2024 in birth, children, DNA, families, local government, news, paternity by sally

‘A man who mixed his sperm with his father’s to help get his partner pregnant will not be forced to take a paternity test, the high court has ruled.’

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The Guardian, 15th February 2024

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Pelvic mesh compensation disappointingly low, says victim – BBC News

Posted February 15th, 2024 in birth, compensation, medical treatment, news, personal injuries, victims, women by sally

‘A woman who described the time in her life after a pelvic mesh implant as “soul destroying” said proposed government compensation was “disappointingly low”.’

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BBC News, 15th February 2024

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Mesh and sodium valproate scandal victims need payouts soon, report says – BBC News

‘Families of children left disabled by an epilepsy drug and women injured by pelvic mesh implants should be given urgent financial help, England’s patient safety commissioner has said.’

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BBC News, 7th February 2024

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Scope of duty since Khan v Meadows – Law Pod UK

‘Rachel Marcus and Marcus Coates-Walker of 1 Crown Office Row join Lucy McCann to explore the principle of the scope of duty in the context of clinical negligence claims. First by analysing the decision in Khan v Meadows [2021] UKSC 21 and then discussing how the courts have grappled with scope of duty issues since.’

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Law Pod UK, 25th January 2024

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Cheltenham man jailed for leading police on 141-mile chase in baby dash – The Guardian

Posted January 24th, 2024 in birth, dangerous driving, imprisonment, insurance, news, police, sentencing by sally

‘A man has been jailed for leading police on a dangerous 141-mile car chase through half a dozen police force areas because his partner was in labour and he wanted to get to her in time.’

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The Guardian, 23rd January 2024

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CDE v Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust; the material contribution elephant in the room – 12 King’s Bench Walk

‘Andrew Roy KC considers the implications of the Court of Appeal’s recent decision CDE v Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust [2023] EWCA Civ 1330 in respect of the vexed and important issue of material contribution.’

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12 King's Bench Walk, 22nd November 2023

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Singleton Hospital maternity unit unsafe, says report – BBC News

Posted December 15th, 2023 in birth, children, families, hospitals, kidnapping, midwives, news by tracey

‘A maternity unit has failed to meet safe staffing levels for four years and had insufficient measures to stop baby abductions, a report says. A regulator highlighted “significant patient safety concerns” at the unit at Singleton Hospital in Swansea.’

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BBC News, 15th December 2023

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Lucy Letby public inquiry formally opened by judge – BBC News

Posted November 23rd, 2023 in birth, children, hospitals, inquiries, murder, news, nurses by sally

‘The public inquiry into serial killer Lucy Letby’s crimes has formally begun although hearings may not begin until next autumn.’

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BBC News, 22nd November 2023

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Egg and sperm donors in UK to lose right to anonymity at birth under new plans – The Guardian

Posted November 14th, 2023 in anonymity, assisted reproduction, birth, DNA, news by sally

‘People who donate sperm, eggs and embryos to help others have children will lose the right to anonymity from the moment the child is born, under proposed changes to UK fertility law.’

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The Guardian, 14th November 2023

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Mothers who kill: A look at infanticide – Doughty Street Chambers

Posted November 14th, 2023 in birth, child neglect, children, homicide, murder, news, pregnancy, prosecutions by sally

‘Murders where mothers kill their babies are thankfully rare, however recent cases raise questions about the legal framework surrounding this offence, and whether laws concerning murder, manslaughter and infanticide are applied in a way that protects not only vulnerable children but also vulnerable women.’

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Doughty Street Chambers, 9th October 2023

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Parents of babies who died or were harmed in NHS care demand inquiry – The Guardian

Posted November 1st, 2023 in bereavement, birth, children, families, hospitals, inquiries, news by sally

‘Parents of babies who have died or been harmed as a result of poor care are demanding that ministers order a public inquiry into repeated failings in NHS maternity units.’

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The Guardian, 31st October 2023

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Jasper Brooks inquest: Baby died due to ‘neglect’ at hospital – BBC News

Posted October 24th, 2023 in birth, child neglect, hospitals, inquests, news by tracey

‘A coroner has found neglect contributed to a baby’s death at the hospital where he was born.’

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BBC News, 23rd October 2023

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Lucy Letby inquiry to consider hospital and NHS culture – The Guardian

Posted October 20th, 2023 in birth, children, families, hospitals, inquiries, murder, news, nurses by tracey

‘The inquiry into how Lucy Letby was able to murder seven babies will look into the direct experiences of parents, the conduct of other staff at the Countess of Chester hospital and the wider effectiveness of NHS governance, the Department of Health has said. Announcing the formal terms of reference for the inquiry, the government listed 30 questions to be considered within the three broad categories, including whether there were proper whistleblowing procedures and whether the NHS trust was “sufficiently candid” with parents.’

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The Guardian, 19th October 2023

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Public Law Newsletter: Sept 23 – Spire Barristers

‘Public Law Newsletter September 2023; covering news from around the web, practice updates and case updates within Court of Protection and Public Law matters.’

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Spire Barristers, 12th September 2023

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Experts call for Lucy Letby inquiry to cover statistical evidence used in trial – The Guardian

Posted October 3rd, 2023 in birth, children, evidence, hospitals, inquiries, murder, news, nurses, statistics by sally

‘The Royal Statistical Society (RSS) is calling for the Lucy Letby inquiry to cover statistical evidence used in the trial of the serial baby killer, saying it can be difficult “to draw conclusions from suspicious clusters of deaths” in hospitals.’

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The Guardian, 3rd October 2023

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People born by egg or sperm donor in UK will be able to find out biological origins – The Guardian

Posted September 29th, 2023 in anonymity, birth, children, families, news by tracey

‘Changes to anonymity law mean people can apply to discover donor’s name, date of birth and address.’

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The Guardian, 19th September 2023

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Nottingham NHS maternity care review calls on families to come forward – The Independent

Posted September 27th, 2023 in birth, children, families, hospitals, midwives, news, pregnancy by sally

‘The head of the independent review of maternity care in Nottingham has called on families who feel they may have been affected to come forward, as hundreds are set to receive letters inviting them to share their experiences.’

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The Independent, 26th September 2023

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Lucy Letby to face retrial on charge of trying to murder baby girl, court told – The Guardian

Posted September 26th, 2023 in attempted murder, birth, children, news, nurses, retrials by sally

‘Lucy Letby will face a retrial on a charge of attempting to murder a newborn baby girl, a court has been told.’

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The Guardian, 25th September 2023

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Prosecutors to decide if killer nurse Lucy Letby will face retrial – The Independent

Posted September 25th, 2023 in attempted murder, birth, children, hospitals, midwives, murder, news, nurses, retrials by tracey

‘Prosecutors will decide on Monday whether to seek a retrial for child serial killer nurse Lucy Letby on a number of outstanding allegations.’

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The Independent, 25th September 2023

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Police to launch inquiry into maternity failings at Nottingham hospitals trust – The Guardian

Posted September 8th, 2023 in bereavement, birth, children, families, hospitals, midwives, news, police, pregnancy by tracey

‘Nottinghamshire police have announced they are launching a criminal investigation into maternity failings at Nottingham university hospitals (NUH) NHS trust, after hundreds families raised concerns to an independent review.’

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The Guardian, 7th August 2023

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