Consider decriminalisation to tackle drug death ‘crisis’, say treatment providers in unprecedented plea – The Independent

‘The future government has been urged to consider every available measure to curb the current drug death “crisis”, including decriminalisation, in an unprecedented plea from the UK’s major drug treatment providers.’

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The Independent, 2nd December 2019

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Judicial review challenge on health inequalities caused by NHS Charging Scheme for migrant women and their children – Garden Court Chambers

‘Judicial review proceedings have been launched on behalf of Maternity Action, a leading maternity rights charity, challenging the Secretary of State for Health’s NHS Charging Regime. The disproportionate effect of charging is most stark amongst destitute pregnant women, new mothers, survivors of domestic abuse, sexual violence and Female Genital Mutilation and destitute migrant families supported by local authorities, who are overwhelmingly women.’

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Garden Court Chambers, 15th October 2019

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Katie Price, Lauren Goodger and Georgia Harrison Instagram posts banned – BBC News

Posted October 23rd, 2019 in advertising, food, health, internet, news, ombudsmen by tracey

‘A trio of influencers have had Instagram posts touting diet products banned by the UK’s ad regulator.’

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BBC News, 23rd October 2019

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Health body faces legal action amid concerns over autism ‘cure’ – The Guardian

Posted October 4th, 2019 in autism, complementary medicine, health, judicial review, medicines, news by tracey

‘The high court is to be asked to decide whether the statutory regulation of homeopaths is safe, amid concerns that some of those on an accredited register are offering an anti-vaccine “cure” for children with autism.’

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The Guardian, 3rd October 2019

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GP surgeries deny care to vulnerable people without ID documents – The Guardian

Posted September 24th, 2019 in doctors, health, homelessness, identification, medical treatment, news, travellers by tracey

‘Many practices are refusing to take new patients without checks that breach NHS rules.’

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The Guardian, 24th September 2019

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Giving birth and the Court of Protection – Transparency Project

Posted September 3rd, 2019 in birth, consent, Court of Protection, health, learning difficulties, news, pregnancy by sally

‘Every year, there are a handful of applications to the Court of Protection to authorise delivery a baby by caesarean section against the wishes of the mother, or where the mother is unable to express a preference due to significant mental impairment. Since the case of FG in 2014 (NHS Trust & Ors v FG [2014] EWCOP 30), the guidance given to medical practitioners has been that a court application is required where a c-section is proposed but the merits are finely balanced or will involve more than transient forcible restraint; where there is a serious dispute about the patient’s best interests; or where there is a real risk that the proposed treatment constitutes a deprivation of the patient’s liberty.’

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Transparency Project, 2nd September 2019

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Batten Disease families get green light for High Court challenge over decision not to provide treatment – Local Government Lawyer

Posted September 2nd, 2019 in health, judicial review, medical treatment, news by sally

‘Four children with the neurodegenerative condition Batten disease have been given permission to bring a judicial review challenge over a decision to not make a potentially life-saving treatment available through the NHS in England.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 30th August 2019

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CBA chief criticises senior judiciary over wellbeing failure – Legal Futures

‘The outgoing chair of the Criminal Bar Association (CBA) has criticised senior judges for failing to follow their Family Division colleagues in adopting email and sitting hours protocols to aid wellbeing.’

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Legal Futures, 29th August 2019

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CBA chief criticises senior judiciary over wellbeing failure – Legal Futures

Posted August 29th, 2019 in barristers, electronic mail, health, judiciary, news, working time by tracey

‘The outgoing chair of the Criminal Bar Association (CBA) has criticised senior judges for failing to follow their Family Division colleagues in adopting email and sitting hours protocols to aid wellbeing.’

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Legal Futures, 29th August 2019

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Advert claiming chocolate bar reverses aging banned by watchdog – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 21st, 2019 in advertising, complaints, cosmetic surgery, food, health, news, ombudsmen by sally

‘An advert claiming a chocolate bar slowed the ageing process and helped people heal from plastic surgery has been banned by the watchdog.’

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Daily Telegraph, 21st August 2019

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Children: Public Law Update (Summer 2019) – Family Law Week

Posted August 1st, 2019 in appeals, case management, child abuse, children, costs, families, health, news by tracey

‘John Tughan QC of 4 Paper Buildings reviews recent important Children Public Law cases.’

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Family Law Week, 31st July 2019

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Women face discrimination over their periods at work: ‘It’s just an excuse to act like a b****’ – The Independent

Posted August 1st, 2019 in employment, equality, health, news, sex discrimination, statistics, women by tracey

‘Women are facing discrimination over their periods in the workplace and colleagues are not taking their pain seriously and subjecting them to scathing comments, according to a new poll.’

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The Independent, 31st July 2019

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Police must offer women detainees period products under new rules – BBC News

Posted July 24th, 2019 in codes of practice, detention, equality, health, human rights, news, ombudsmen, police, women by sally

‘Police in England and Wales must offer female detainees free sanitary products in case they are on their period while in custody, under new legislation.’

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BBC News, 23rd July 2019

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Two million of UK’s lowest-paid may get statutory sick pay – The Guardian

Posted July 15th, 2019 in consultations, disabled persons, health, news, remuneration, sick leave by tracey

‘Two million low-paid workers may for the first time be entitled to statutory sick pay under proposals that the government hopes will also encourage more people with disabilities and long-term conditions back into work.’

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The Guardian, 15th July 2019

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UK farmer loses high court fight to stop alpaca being killed – The Guardian

Posted July 10th, 2019 in animals, government departments, health, news by sally

‘An alpaca farmer has lost a high court battle to prevent one of her prized animals from being killed.’

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The Guardian, 9th July 2019

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‘Lifeline’ community treatment pilots to steer offenders away from crime – Ministry of Justice

‘Vulnerable offenders will be offered targeted treatment under new plans designed to boost rehabilitation and reduce reoffending.’

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Ministry of Justice, 20th June 2019

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Ben & Jerry’s ice cream adverts removed after they were placed on billboards too close to primary school – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 19th, 2019 in advertising, complaints, food, health, news, school children by tracey

‘Ben & Jerry’s ice cream adverts have been removed after they were placed on billboards within 100m of a primary school.’

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Daily Telegraph, 19th June 2019

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Junk food adverts from McDonald’s, M&S and Asda banned for targeting children online – The Independent

Posted June 6th, 2019 in advertising, children, food, health, internet, news, ombudsmen, statistics by tracey

‘Junk food adverts from McDonald’s, Marks & Spencer and Asda have been banned after they were discovered on children’s websites and YouTube channels.’

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The Independent, 6th June 2019

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Nurses vote to back decriminalisation of prostitution – The Guardian

‘The union representing Britain’s nurses will start lobbying governments across the UK to decriminalise prostitution in order to safeguard sex workers and improve their health.’

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The Guardian, 20th May 2019

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Meet The Campaigners Behind The UK’s First Social And Economic Rights Bill – Rights Info

Posted April 26th, 2019 in bills, brexit, consultations, EC law, education, health, housing, human rights, news by sally

‘Two years ago, human rights campaigners Koldo Casla and Peter Roderick first discussed creating a bill enshrining social and economic rights in the UK. With a draft version now out for consultation, their vision is creeping closer to reality. Ella Braidwood finds out more.’

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Rights Info, 25th April 2019

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