MPs suggest patent law reforms to combat antimicrobial resistance – OUT-LAW.com

Posted November 1st, 2018 in health, inquiries, medicines, news, patents, pilot schemes, select committees by sally

‘The UK government should consider changing patent law to incentivise major pharmaceutical companies to develop new antibiotics to address the “grave threat to health” posed by antimicrobial resistance (AMR), a committee of MPs has said.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 1st November 2018

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Fears over pre-teens being exposed to inappropriate adverts online, as regulators step up controls – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 1st, 2018 in advertising, alcohol abuse, children, food, gambling, health, internet, news, ombudsmen by sally

‘Pre-teens are being targeted with adverts for inappropriate alcohol and gambling, the chief executive of the advertising regulator has warned, as he called on social media firms to do more to protect children.’

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Daily Telegraph, 1st November 2018

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Budget 2018: Here’s What It Means For Our Human Rights – Rights Info

Posted October 30th, 2018 in benefits, budgets, education, health, housing, human rights, mental health, news, roads, statistics by sally

‘In his final budget before Brexit, Chancellor Philip Hammond has declared that austerity is coming to an end and reiterated Theresa May’s £8.4 billion spending pledge to the NHS.’

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Rights Info, 29th October 2018

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Poor healthcare in jails is killing inmates, says NHS watchdog – The Guardian

‘Almost half of England’s jails are providing inadequate medical care to inmates, whose health is being damaged by widespread failings, the NHS watchdog has told MPs in a scathing briefing leaked to the Observer.’

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The Guardian, 27th October 2018

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Top UK health bodies demand new clean air act – The Guardian

Posted October 29th, 2018 in health, news, pollution by sally

‘The UK’s leading health professionals are calling on the government to implement the biggest shake-up of air quality legislation for 60 years in an effort to tackle the country’s growing air pollution crisis.’

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The Guardian, 28th October 2018

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Britain’s equality efforts overshadowed by ‘backwards steps’, EHRC warns – The Guardian

Posted October 25th, 2018 in benefits, budgets, disabled persons, equality, health, minorities, news by tracey

‘Progress on making Britain a more equal country has been overshadowed over the last three years by “alarming backward steps”, the government’s own equalities watchdog has warned.’

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The Guardian, 25th October 2018

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Inspectors sent in to protect mothers and babies at scandal-hit Shrewsbury and Telford hospitals – Daily Telegraph

‘Health watchdogs have been sent into a scandal-hit hospital trust where dozens of deaths are being investigated in order to protect mothers and babies. The Care Quality Commission said it was taking “urgent action to protect people” at the Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust after a snap inspection found that doctors were failing to spot worrying symptoms on baby scans.’

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Daily Telegraph, 23rd October 2018

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Judge refuses to lift suspension on award of community health services contract – Local Government Lawyer

Posted October 23rd, 2018 in community care, contracting out, contracts, health, hospitals, news by sally

‘A High Court judge has refused to lift the automatic suspension in place following a legal challenge to the proposed award of a contract for adult community health services.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 22nd October 2018

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Health and Social Care of Older People is a Human Rights Issue – Rights Info

Posted October 19th, 2018 in elderly, health, human rights, medical treatment, news, ombudsmen, social services by sally

‘The independent healthcare regulator, the Care Quality Commission recently warned that disjointed health and social care services in England are placing increasing pressure on A&E departments. As pressure grows on the country’s health and care system, what does this mean for the human rights of older people?’

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Rights Info, 18th October 2018

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ISSUE-BASED COSTS ORDER? Departing from the usual rule in r.44.2 CPR – Zenith PI

Posted October 9th, 2018 in civil procedure rules, costs, health, negligence, news by tracey

‘In Welsh v Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust [2018] EWHC 2491 QB, Mrs Justice Yip DBE considered whether it was reasonable to depart from the usual rule in r.44.2 that the winner recovers their costs in full. This is a useful example of how a Court approached the principle of costs when the overall winning party was unsuccessful on a particular issue.’

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Zenith PI, 8th October 2018

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Boy, 6, awarded record £37m in NHS compensation after ‘catastrophic’ brain damage – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 9th, 2018 in children, compensation, health, news, personal injuries by tracey

‘Boy, 6, awarded record £37m in NHS compensation after “catastrophic” brain damage.’

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Daily Telegraph, 8th October 2018

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Drug wars about macular degeneration – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted October 5th, 2018 in health, health & safety, judicial review, medicines, news by tracey

‘Bayer Plc v NHS Darlington Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCG) and others [2018] EWHC 2465 (Admin). This judicial review concerned whether it was lawful for NHS clinical commissioning groups to adopt a policy for offering the drug Avastin to patients suffering from “wet” (or neo-vascular) age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Avastin, although not licensed for ophthalmic use, at £28 per injection is significantly cheaper than the licensed alternatives (£816 and £551 respectively per injection). The Royal College of Ophthalmologists has estimated that the NHS-wide saving of switching to Avastin was at least £102 million p.a.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 4th October 2018

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Chiropractor disciplined after telling woman her daughter was pregnant – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 4th, 2018 in disciplinary procedures, disclosure, health, news, pregnancy by tracey

‘A gossiping chiropractor faced a disciplinary hearing after he told a patient’s mother that her daughter was pregnant.’

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Daily Telegraph, 3rd Otober 2018

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NHS pays out record £19.8m compensation to brain injury teenager – The Guardian

Posted October 2nd, 2018 in compensation, health, news, personal injuries, young persons by sally

‘The NHS has agreed to pay a record £19.8m in damages for failings in the care of a woman who suffered catastrophic brain injuries when she was deprived of oxygen as a baby.’

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The Guardian, 1st October 2018

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Websites of Kinder chocolate banned over ads targeting children – The Guardian

Posted September 19th, 2018 in advertising, children, complaints, food, health, internet, news by sally

‘A series of websites, an app and a YouTube channel promoting Kinder chocolate and toys have been banned in the UK for aiming junk food advertising at children.’

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The Guardian, 19th September 2018

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NHS care regulator says sexual incidents ‘commonplace’ in mental health units – The Guardian

Posted September 11th, 2018 in harassment, health, mental health, news, sexual offences by tracey

‘Sexual incidents including harassment, assaults and rapes are “commonplace” in mental health units, mainly carried out by patients, the NHS’s care regulator has reported.’

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The Guardian, 11th September 2018

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More than 100 pregnant women detained in UK removal centres since major review called for ban – The Independent

Posted September 11th, 2018 in deportation, health, immigration, news, pregnancy, reports, women by tracey

‘More than 100 pregnant women have been detained in UK removal centres in the past two years, despite a government-commissioned review recommending the Home Office ban the practice in 2016.’

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The Independent, 10th September 2018

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Man who lost most of his penis to flesh-eating bug wins six-figure payout – The Guardian

Posted September 4th, 2018 in compensation, health, hospitals, medical treatment, news by sally

‘A cancer patient who lost most of his penis to a flesh-eating superbug after routine surgery has won a six-figure payout.’

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The Guardian, 3rd September 2018

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Three police forces will test eyesight of all drivers stopped – BBC News

Posted September 3rd, 2018 in health, news, police, road safety, road traffic by sally

‘Drivers who fail to read a number plate from 20m (65ft) away when stopped by police will have their licences revoked immediately in a new crackdown.’

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BBC News, 3rd September 2018

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Court says seriously ill woman can work while fighting UK deportation – The Guardian

Posted August 22nd, 2018 in health, immigration, news, taxation, terrorism, visas by sally

‘Economic migrants forced into destitution by a law forbidding them to work, rent property or use the NHS have been handed a lifeline after a “David and Goliath” battle in the court of appeal.’

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The Guardian, 21st August 2018

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