Tafida Raqeeb: Parents’ bid to get daughter treated goes to High Court – BBC News

Posted July 23rd, 2019 in children, hospitals, judicial review, medical treatment, news by sally

‘A family’s fight to take their ill daughter to Italy for treatment will be heard at the High Court in September.’

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BBC News, 22nd July 2019

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Woman must have chemotherapy despite wanting to die, judge rules – The Independent

Posted July 18th, 2019 in cancer, consent, Court of Protection, medical treatment, news by tracey

‘A woman with a brain tumour should have chemotherapy despite “wanting to die”, a judge has decided.’

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The Independent, 17th July 2019

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Tafida Raqeeb: Parents of five-year-old girl in coma launch legal challenge to decision to allow her to die – The Independent

Posted July 17th, 2019 in children, consent, hospitals, medical treatment, news by tracey

‘The parents of a seriously ill five-year-old girl have launched a legal challenge after doctors decided she should be allowed to die.’

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The Independent, 16th July 2019

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High Court rules baby can be given blood without mother’s consent – BBC News

Posted July 5th, 2019 in blood products, children, consent, medical treatment, news, parental rights by sally

‘A High Court judge has ruled that a “gravely ill” baby should have a blood transfusion, even though his mother does not consent on religious grounds.’

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BBC News, 4th July 2019

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Anti-vaxxer paid compensation by Cardiff University after being kicked off their course for their beliefs – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 2nd, 2019 in compensation, medical treatment, medicines, news, universities by sally

‘An anti-vaxxer was paid compensation by Cardiff University after being kicked off their course for their beliefs.’

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Daily Telegraph, 1st 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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Contaminated blood: What caused the NHS scandal? – BBC News

‘The infection of up to 30,000 people with contaminated blood has been called the biggest treatment disaster in NHS history. Thousands have died.’

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BBC News, 14th June 2019

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Withdrawal of life support: minimally conscious patients – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted May 31st, 2019 in consent, Court of Protection, medical treatment, news by tracey

‘A Clinical Commissioning Group v P (by her litigation friend the Official Solicitor) and TD [2019] EWCOP 18. The lesson to be learned from this case is to be careful of the hands into which you may fall, should you become incapacitated and end up in a vegetative or minimally conscious state.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 30th May 2019

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Contaminated blood inquiry: Victim’s ‘life of fear and anger’ – BBC News

Posted May 22nd, 2019 in blood products, hospitals, medical treatment, mental health, news, victims by sally

‘A man who was infected by contaminated blood has told a public inquiry of a life of fear, paranoia and anger.’

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BBC News, 21st May 2019

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Judge allows doctors to perform hysterectomy on mentally ill woman – BBC News

‘A judge has granted permission for doctors to perform a hysterectomy on a mentally ill woman.’

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BBC News, 10th May 2019

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Man jailed for helping American friend dump father in UK car park so he could get free treatment on NHS – The Independent

‘A “fantasist” who claimed to be in the elite military unit has been jailed for two and a half years for his part in a plot to abandon a dementia-suffering Californian pensioner in rural England.’

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The Independent, 30th April 2019

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Facebook and Instagram could be hit by new laws if they do not do enough to stamp out anti-vaccine messages – Daily Telegraph

‘Social media firms could be hit with new laws to stop them allowing the spread of anti-vaxxers’ myths online, the Health Secretary has said.’

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Daily Telegraph, 26th March 2019

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Judge rules man should lose leg ‘against his wishes’ – BBC News

Posted March 25th, 2019 in consent, Court of Protection, medical treatment, mental health, news by sally

‘A mentally-ill man who could die if his badly-infected left foot is not amputated should have the operation against his wishes, a judge has ruled.’

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BBC News, 24th March 2019

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Advertising watchdog rules fake autism ‘cure’ adverts must stop – BBC News

‘Advertising watchdog the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has ordered 150 homeopaths operating in the UK to stop claiming they can cure autism.’

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BBC News, 22nd March 2019

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‘No consent’ for teeth removal op on woman who later died – BBC News

‘The mother of a disabled woman who died after all her teeth were removed says she did not consent to the operation. Rachel Johnston’s family has started a legal claim for negligence, saying medics failed to discuss risks of the treatment she had for tooth decay.’

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BBC News, 21st March 2019

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Sick girl to be treated against parents’ wishes, judge rules – BBC News

Posted February 28th, 2019 in children, consent, medical treatment, news, parental rights by tracey

‘Doctors should treat a sick 13-month-old girl and give her a “chance” at life against the wishes of her parents, a High Court judge has ruled.’

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BBC News, 28th February 2019

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Care Quality Commission issues first ‘duty of candour’ breach fine – OUT-LAW.com

Posted February 14th, 2019 in children, delay, fines, hospitals, medical treatment, news, notification by sally

‘The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has issued its first fine to an NHS trust for failing to comply with its ‘duty of candour’, which requires healthcare providers to be open and honest with patients or their families if there is an incident in which they suffer harm.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 13th February 2019

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Cover-up fears as hundreds of contaminated blood files ‘vanish’ before inquiry can see them – The Independent

Posted February 12th, 2019 in blood products, HIV, medical treatment, negligence, news by tracey

‘Victims of the contaminated blood scandal have raised fears of a cover-up after it emerged hundreds of “crucial” documents were removed by government officials and are now missing.’

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The Independent, 11th February 2019

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Ep. 64: Informed Consent – how much direction do patients actually want? – Law Pod UK

Posted February 8th, 2019 in consent, doctors, medical treatment, news, podcasts by sally

‘Rosalind English talks to John Whitting QC of 1 Crown Office Row about Montgomery, informed consent and his response to our earlier episode “Doctor Knows Best”.’

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Law Pod UK, 4th February 2019

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Fears vulnerable being deprived of treatment as fines of £100 for ticking wrong box soar in NHS ‘hostile environment’ – The Independent

Posted January 31st, 2019 in dentists, fines, learning difficulties, medical treatment, medicines, news, penalties by tracey

‘A government “hostile environment” for misclaimed free prescriptions and dental care is being scrutinised by auditors after it was claimed vulnerable patients are being fined £100 for ticking the wrong box on forms they struggle to read. The National Audit Office has announced it is “undertaking an investigation into penalty charge notices in healthcare”, including the numbers issued and whether they are overturned.

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The Independent, 30th January 2019

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