Former transgender patient will tell court that sex change clinic is putting children on ‘torturous’ path – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 23rd, 2020 in children, consent, hospitals, medical treatment, news, transgender persons by tracey

‘A former transgender patient has mounted an unprecedented legal challenge against a sex change clinic she claims is putting children on a “torturous”, “permanent” and “unnecessary path, High Court documents reveal.’

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Daily Telegraph, 22nd January 2020

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Nurse launches legal test case with claim children cannot consent to transgender treatment – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 7th, 2020 in children, consent, judicial review, medical treatment, news, transgender persons by sally

‘Children cannot consent to transgender treatment, a nurse bringing a landmark legal case has said, claiming that many are autistic, homosexual or just confused.’

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Daily Telegraph, 6th January 2020

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Tafida Raqeeb: Costs Judgment – Transparency Project

‘In 2019, we reported on the tragic case of Tafida Raqeeb. Raqeeb v Barts Health NHS Trust [2019] EWHC 2531 (Admin) and [2019] EWHC 2530 (Fam)). As a brief reminder, Tafida Raqeeb, now aged 5, experienced a catastrophic brain injury in February 2019. The treating hospital believed that it was in her best interests for treatment to be withdrawn. Tafida’s parents disagreed and wished for life-sustaining treatment to continue. They sought alternative options and wanted to take Tafida to Italy for treatment. The Hospital Trust applied to the family court for permission to withdraw treatment. Tafida’s parents also sought judicial review of the Trust’s decision, arguing that the refusal by the Trust to allow Tafida’s parents to transfer her to Italy was an infringement of her EU rights. Mr Justice MacDonald decided that the decision of the Trust was unlawful but declined to grant relief to Tafida. In the proceedings under the Children Act 1989, the application of the NHS Trust, for an order that treatment be withdrawn, was dismissed.’

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Transparency Project, 3rd January 2020

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High court to decide if children can consent to gender reassignment – The Guardian

‘A landmark test case to establish whether children can give informed consent to medical treatment for gender reassignment begins in the high court this week.’

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The Guardian, 5th January 2020

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Family’s legal fight against hospital over brain injury baby – BBC News

Posted December 18th, 2019 in birth, children, families, hospitals, medical treatment, news by sally

‘The father of a brain-damaged baby boy has urged a hospital not to “rush” a decision to end his life support.’

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BBC News, 17th December 2019

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Royal Bournemouth Hospital Trust penalised for giving the wrong drug dosage to a cancer patient – Crown Prosecution Service

‘A hospital which gave a leukaemia patient five times the amount of drugs that she needed has today (Monday 9 December) been fined £45,000.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 9th December 2019

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Blood products and Jehovah’s Witnesses: An NHS Trust v C NHS Trust & Ors – Law & Religion UK

Posted November 22nd, 2019 in blood products, children, consent, medical treatment, news by tracey

‘In An NHS Trust v C NHS Trust & Ors [2019] EWHC 3033 (Fam), CX, now fourteen, had been diagnosed with lymphatic cancer when he was three. He was treated successfully, but in 2019 his cancer returned [1]-[2]. As a result of the chemotherapy that he was to receive, it was likely that his blood counts would drop significantly and that he would need transfusions of blood products [5]. Both CX and his mother were Jehovah’s Witnesses: each was willing to consent to the proposed chemotherapy, stem cell harvesting and the return of the stem cells following chemotherapy, but would not consent to the administration of blood and/or blood products – which the doctors believed to be a necessary and integral part of CX’s recovery.’

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Law & Religion UK, 21st November 2019

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Patient died after ‘transplant surgeon error’ in Welsh hospital – BBC News

‘A transplant patient died after a surgeon failed to disclose he had spilt stomach contents on organs which went on to be used in NHS operations.’

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BBC News, 21st November 2019

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Man died in immigration detention after staff ‘dismissed’ stroke as sign he had taken spice – The Independent

‘A man died in immigration detention after medical staff “dismissed” signs that he was having a stroke because they wrongly presumed that he had taken spice, an inquest has concluded.’

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The Independent, 12th November 2019

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Shannon Woodley discusses Raqeeb V Barts NHS Foundation Trust – Park Square Barristers

Posted October 31st, 2019 in children, consent, EC law, hospitals, human rights, judicial review, medical treatment, news by sally

‘A series of high-profile cases have highlighted the difficulty faced by the courts when presented with chronically ill children who have exhausted their options for medical treatment in the UK, and whose parents or carers wish to take them abroad to seek further treatment.’

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Park Square Barristers, 8th October 2019

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Mum wins £3.2m after eye operation delays left her blind – BBC News

Posted October 29th, 2019 in compensation, delay, hospitals, medical treatment, news, personal injuries by tracey

‘A mother of three has been awarded £3.2m in compensation after delays in treating an eye condition led to her going permanently blind.’

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BBC News, 28th October 2019

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NHS chiefs attempt to blacklist homeopathy amid anti-vax fears – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 28th, 2019 in medical treatment, medicines, news, statistics by tracey

‘NHS leaders have gone to war on homeopathy by attempting to have the practice blacklisted amid fears it is fuelling anti-vax propaganda. The chief executive and medical director of NHS England have written to the Professional Standards Authority (PSA), the statutory body that oversees healthcare regulation, urging it to strip accreditation from the Society of Homeopaths (SoH).’

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Daily Telegraph, 28th October 2019

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Frozen eggs storage 10-year limit ‘should be changed’ – BBC News

Posted October 28th, 2019 in medical treatment, news, pregnancy, time limits by tracey

‘There is no scientific reason for the 10-year limit on storage of frozen eggs, which is forcing some women to destroy them before they are ready to become parents, say fertility experts. Under UK law, only eggs stored for medical reasons and premature infertility can be kept for longer. The regulator says any change would be a matter for parliament.’

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BBC News, 28th October 2019

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CJC group fails to agree fixed costs for clin neg cases – Litigation Futures

‘The working group charged with agreeing fixed recoverable costs (FRCs) for clinical negligence claims worth up to £25,000 has been unable to do so, although it has made progress on process changes.’

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Litigation Futures, 16th October 2019

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Mother seeks to make seriously ill girl Italian citizen after legal win – The Guardian

Posted October 17th, 2019 in children, citizenship, families, medical treatment, news by sally

‘The mother of a five-year-old girl with a serious brain injury is seeking Italian citizenship for her daughter, after winning a legal fight to prevent her life support being switched off.’

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The Guardian, 16th October 2019

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Drug addicts to receive diamorphine twice a day in UK-first scheme – The Guardian

Posted October 10th, 2019 in crime prevention, drug abuse, drug trafficking, medical treatment, news by tracey

‘Drug addicts in the north of England are to receive daily doses of diamorphine from next week as part of plans to reduce deaths, stop crime and undermine drug dealers.’

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The Guardian, 9th October 2019

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Tafida Raqeeb: Brain-damaged girl can go abroad for treatment – BBC News

Posted October 3rd, 2019 in children, doctors, families, islamic law, medical treatment, news by tracey

‘The parents of a brain-damaged girl will be allowed to take her abroad to continue her treatment, the High Court has ruled.’

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BBC News, 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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Asylum seeker denied cancer treatment by Home Office dies – The Guardian

Posted September 20th, 2019 in asylum, cancer, immigration, medical treatment, news by sally

‘An Ethiopian woman who was denied potentially life-saving cancer treatment for six weeks amid confusion about whether she should be charged by the NHS has died aged 39.’

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The Guardian, 19th September 2019

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Student had to have testicle removed after errors in medical care – The Guardian

Posted September 12th, 2019 in delay, hospitals, medical treatment, news by tracey

‘A university student was left in severe pain for six days and ended up having his right testicle removed after medics failed to act quickly enough, a report has said. An investigation by the Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch found errors in the care given to the 20-year-old, known only as Ryan, including by GPs and hospital medics.’

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The Guardian, 12th September 2019

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