Girl who had limbs amputated after hospital mistake wins seven-figure payout – The Independent

Posted January 23rd, 2023 in children, compensation, families, health, hospitals, negligence, news, personal injuries by tracey

‘A girl who had all four of her limbs amputated after she was wrongfully discharged from hospital has won a multimillion-pound payout.’

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The Independent, 22nd January 2023

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Illegal vapes are biggest threat on High Street, say Trading Standards – BBC News

Posted January 19th, 2023 in advertising, children, health, news, smoking, standards by tracey

‘Shops selling illegal vapes and the sale of vaping products to children are the top threats on the UK’s High Streets, according to Trading Standards officials.’

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BBC News, 19th January 2023

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Anti-strikes bill to be introduced to Parliament – BBC News

‘The government will introduce a bill to Parliament on Tuesday which would ensure public sector services maintain minimum service levels during strike action.’

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BBC News, 10th January 2023

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Challenging the Right to Strike: the UK Transport Strikes (Minimum Service Levels) Bill – Oxford Human Rights Hub

‘The Transport Strikes (Minimum Service Levels) Bill, currently passing through the UK Parliament, seeks to establish minimum service levels for transport provision following widespread industrial action on the country’s railways. The UK government describes the Bill as necessary ‘to keep Britain moving during transport strikes’. While the legislation’s effectiveness has been questioned elsewhere, the Bill also raises several issues in relation to international human rights law, some of which will be the focus of this blog post.’

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Oxford Human Rights Hub, 9th January 2023

Source: ohrh.law.ox.ac.uk

Anti-strike law could be brought forward as government tries to end disputes – The Guardian

‘Anti-strike legislation is expected to be brought forward later this week, as Rishi Sunak’s government scrambles to get a grip of the ongoing industrial disputes.’

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The Guardian, 4th January 2023

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Kaylea Titford: Mother admits manslaughter of obese daughter – BBC News

‘A mother has admitted the manslaughter of her teenage daughter after letting her become morbidly obese.’

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BBC News, 20th December 2022

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Council told to pay £15k over failures in relation to provision of suitable alternative education – Local Government Lawyer

Posted November 28th, 2022 in children, compensation, education, health, local government, news, ombudsmen, school children by tracey

‘A child from West Sussex who was unable to attend school missed out on education after the council failed to provide a suitable alternative, an investigation by the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman has revealed.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 25th November 2022

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Mum’s sepsis warning after diagnosis delay at Cambridgeshire hospitals – BBC News

Posted November 22nd, 2022 in delay, doctors, health, hospitals, medical treatment, negligence, news by sally

‘A mother-of-two had “extensive amputation surgery” after a hospital trust failed to recognise and treat her sepsis sooner, an investigation found.’

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BBC News, 21st November 2022

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UK medical devices law reforms delayed till 2024 – OUT-LAW.com

Posted October 31st, 2022 in brexit, delay, EC law, health, medical treatment, medicines, news by tracey

‘New UK medical device regulations are to be brought into force by July 2024 – a year later than originally anticipated, the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has confirmed.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 28th October 2022

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New Acts – legislation.gov.uk

Posted October 28th, 2022 in benefits, energy, health, legislation by tracey

2022 c. 44 – Energy Prices Act 2022

2022 c. 43 – Health and Social Care Levy (Repeal) Act 2022

2022 c. 42 – Social Security (Special Rules for End of Life) Act 2022

2022 c. 41 – Supply and Appropriation (Adjustments) Act 2022

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

Family lawyers and judges “need menopause training” – Legal Futures

‘A large majority of women (76%) who have experienced divorce or separation and the menopause believe family lawyers and judges should have training on the issue so they can “factor it into their cases”.’

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Legal Futures, 21st October 2022

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Family lawyers and judges “need menopause training” – Legal Futures

‘A large majority of women (76%) who have experienced divorce or separation and the menopause believe family lawyers and judges should have training on the issue so they can “factor it into their cases”.’

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Legal Futures, 21st October 2022

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Removal process for judges ‘unconstitutional’, support network tells MoJ – Law Society’s Gazette

‘A new policy designed to remove judges from office if they have been long absent from work due to ill health would be unconstitutional, a support network for judges has told the government.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 20th October 2022

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Is it time to rethink the laws on assisted dying? – The Guardian

Posted October 17th, 2022 in assisted suicide, bills, government departments, health, murder, news, podcasts by sally

‘Laws around assisted dying have long been contentious and euthanasia remains illegal in the UK. But campaigners such as David Minns are continuing to push for change.’

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The Guardian, 17th October 2022

Source: www.theguardian.com

Tommy Jessop: Why I investigated care for patients like me – BBC News

‘People with a learning disability are more than twice as likely to die from avoidable causes than the rest of the population. Actor Tommy Jessop and BBC Panorama investigated some of the stories of families who say they were let down by their medical care.’

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BBC News, 10th October 2022

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Research briefing: Health and Social Care Levy (Repeal) Bill 2022-23 – House of Commons Library

Posted October 7th, 2022 in bills, budgets, health, national insurance, news, parliament, social services by tracey

‘The Health and Social Care Levy (Repeal) Bill 2022-23 [Bill 155 of 2022-23] was introduced on 22 September 2022.’

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House of Commons Library , 6th October 2022

Source: commonslibrary.parliament.uk

A History Of HIV And Human Rights In The UK – Each Other

‘Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is a virus that affects and weakens the immune system. It was first identified in the 1980s, despite it having existed for decades by then. Over the past 40 years, UK society has seen significant developments for those living with HIV. In this timeline, we take a look back over those developments and how they relate to human rights.’

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Each Other, 25th September 2022

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Coercive control: The women killed by abusive partners – BBC News

‘A new study, seen exclusively by BBC News, reveals the extent of coercive and controlling behaviour in cases where victims are killed by their current or ex-partners. Experts say organisations, including the police, NHS and social services, need to better understand the problem and intervene in abusive relationships earlier.’

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BBC News, 27th September 2022

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Should billboard advertising be banned? – BBC News

Posted September 8th, 2022 in advertising, environmental protection, health, local government, news by sally

‘Campaigner Charlotte Gage says that the outdoor adverts you see on billboards and bus stops should all be removed.”

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BBC News, 8th September 2022

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Right to free period products becomes law in Scotland – BBC News

Posted August 16th, 2022 in education, health, local government, news, Scotland, women by sally

‘Scotland has made public health history by making it the law for public settings to provide period products.’

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BBC News, 15th August 2022

Source: www.bbc.co.uk