Gillick competence, puberty-blockers and the Court of Appeal – Local Government Lawyer

‘Alex Ruck Keene examines the Court of Appeal’s ruling in the high-profile case on referrals for the prescription of puberty-blockers to children and young people under 18.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 24th September 2021

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Asylum seeker given £100,000 hospital bill after suffering stroke – The Guardian

Posted September 20th, 2021 in asylum, fees, government departments, hospitals, immigration, medical treatment, news by tracey

‘Simba Mujakachi, a personal trainer, was just 29 years old in June 2019 when he suffered a catastrophic stroke that left him comatose. When he awoke, he was paralysed on his left side and unable to talk or eat. His stroke could have been prevented by relatively inexpensive medication for a blood clotting condition that, as a refused asylum seeker, he was not entitled to on the NHS.’

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The Guardian, 18th September 2021

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NHS trusts wrongly billing vulnerable migrants for maternity care, says charity – The Guardian

‘NHS trusts are wrongly hounding vulnerable migrant women for payment of bills of thousands of pounds for maternity care, according to a report.’

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The Guardian, 17th September 2021

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Watchdog criticises hospital bosses for widespread bullying – The Independent

‘Inspectors have rated the leadership of Nottingham University Hospitals Trust as inadequate after hearing of widespread bullying and staff fearful of raising concerns.’

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The Independent, 15th September 2021

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Hospital admits liability for baby’s death after ignoring mother’s concerns – The Guardian

Posted September 7th, 2021 in birth, hospitals, negligence, news, pregnancy by sally

‘A hospital has admitted liability for the death of a baby who was delivered stillborn three days after his mother’s complaints of fluid loss and severe pain were dismissed as wetting the bed.’

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The Guardian, 6th September 2021

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NHS child gender identity clinic whistleblower wins tribunal – BBC News

‘A woman who raised concerns about the safety of children at an NHS gender clinic has been awarded £20,000 in an employment tribunal case.’

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BBC News, 5th September 2021

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Worcestershire NHS managers knew cancers missed due to X-ray backlog – BBC News

‘Senior managers at an NHS trust knew up to 30 cancers may have gone undetected two years before an official probe into a backlog of thousands of X-rays. Three lung cancers were missed at Worcestershire hospitals NHS Trust, a sample check of results in 2014 found.’

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BBC News, 27th August 2021

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Determining the question of motivation in whistleblowing claims is not always as complicated as it seems – 3PB

‘Prior to her dismissal, the claimant was a senior employee with a continuous unblemished service record of 38 years.’

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3PB, 9th August 2021

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Mental health crisis ends in cells for too many, snapshot suggests – BBC News

Posted August 20th, 2021 in custody, detention, hospitals, mental health, news, police, statistics by sally

‘Up to 4,500 people in mental health crisis were unlawfully held in police custody in England and Wales in a year, previously unpublished data suggests.’

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BBC News, 20th August 2021

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Judge to decide if Covid patient should be allowed to die – BBC News

‘A judge has been asked to decide if a woman left brain damaged and paralysed from the neck down after contracting Covid-19 should be allowed to die.’

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BBC News, 18th August 2021

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Crumbling NHS hospital assessed corporate manslaughter risk – BBC News

‘An NHS hospital commissioned a report into the risk of corporate manslaughter charges should a fatal roof collapse occur, leaked documents reveal.’

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BBC News, 16th August 2021

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‘Systematic failings’ in England’s care system as boy restrained in hospital – The Guardian

‘The “shameful” case of a violent 12-year-old boy who was detained in hospital by 15 police officers illustrates the “systemic failings” in England’s care system, according to the body representing all of England’s directors of children’s services.’

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The Guardian, 12th August 2021

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Abuse of disabled patients forces watchdog to close hospital – The Independent

‘A mental health hospital has been closed by the care watchdog after inspectors saw evidence of patients being abused. The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has forced the closure of Eldertree Lodge, in Staffordshire, which looked after more than 40 adults with learning disabilities and autism.’

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The Independent, 10th August 2021

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Wrong bodies released by NHS mortuaries dozens of times – The Independent

Posted August 9th, 2021 in bereavement, families, hospitals, news, statistics by tracey

‘There have been more than 530 serious incidents where NHS trusts have released the wrong body to families or lost, damaged or kept the organs or bodies of babies without family permission, new figures reveal.’

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The Independent, 8th August 2021

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Professional Discipline & Regulatory Team Bulletin – Summer 2021 – 23 Essex Street

Posted August 6th, 2021 in chambers articles, expert witnesses, hospitals, news, professional conduct by sally

‘In this edition of the Professional Discipline & Regulatory Team quarterly bulletin, Carolina Cabral discusses the need for expert evidence where matters are of common sense(pp.2-4) and Divya Puri helpfully reminds us of the process and procedure to be undertaken when applying for a High Court extension to an interim order (pp.5-7) We also include our usual brief summary of some recent cases.’

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23 Essex Street, 2nd August 2021

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Judge raps NHS England and mental health trusts over failure to provide medium secure bed for 15-year-old girl – Local Government Lawyer

‘A Family Division judge has strongly criticised NHS England and two NHS mental health trusts over the failure to accommodate a 15-year-old girl “M” with complex needs through a medium secure tier 4 bed.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 4th August 2021

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Alta Fixsler: European court says UK hospital can withdraw life support – The Guardian

‘A Manchester hospital may withdraw life support from a seriously brain-damaged child after the European court of human rights rejected an appeal by the girl’s family.’

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The Guardian, 4th August 2021

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Research Briefing: Health and Care Bill 2021-22 – House of Commons Library

Posted July 14th, 2021 in bills, government departments, health, hospitals, news by tracey

‘The Health and Care Bill 2021-22 [Bill 140 of 2021-22] was introduced in the House of Commons on 6 July 2021. Second reading is scheduled for Wednesday 14 July 2021. This paper explains the Bill’s provisions and includes comment and reactions.’

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House of Commons Library, 12th July 2021

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Autism: Number of people stuck in hospital ‘national scandal’ – BBC News

‘The government’s failure to reduce the number of autistic people confined to mental health units in England is a “national scandal”, a charity says.’

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BBC News, 14th July 2021

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Secondary Victims: Still Second-Class Claimants? – Ropewalk Clinical Negligence Blog

‘In King v Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust [2021] EWHC 1576 (QB), the High Court once again demonstrated the difficulties faced by Claimants who suffer psychiatric conditions as a result of witnessing loved ones (in this case, a new-born baby) die in hospital.’

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Ropewalk Clinical Negligence Blog, 12th July 2021

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