‘No reason’ for egg freezing 10-year storage limit – BBC News

Posted September 30th, 2020 in consumer protection, medical treatment, news, pregnancy, time limits by sally

‘The 10-year limit for storing eggs frozen for social reasons could be scrapped to give people concerned about declining fertility more time and options, says a UK ethics body.’

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BBC News, 30th September 2020

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Inquest into suicide of gambling addict will explore if UK state failed him – The Guardian

‘The parents of a gambling addict who killed himself have said government bodies “do not want to know what killed a perfectly happy and healthy 24-year-old” who was hooked on “products licensed by the state”.’

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The Guardian, 25th September 2020

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Health and Care Lasting Powers of Attorney – Family Law

Posted September 18th, 2020 in care homes, Court of Protection, health, medical treatment, news, powers of attorney by tracey

‘When we think about Lasting Powers of Attorney we usually think about property and financial affairs. There is, however, a second type of Lasting Power of Attorney which relates to health and care. In the current circumstances, it may be particularly relevant and important to consider putting in place health and care Lasting Powers of Attorney.’

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Family Law, 16th September 2020

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Errors at West Suffolk hospital contributed to woman’s death – The Guardian

Posted September 8th, 2020 in hospitals, inquests, medical treatment, news by sally

‘Hospital errors contributed to the death of a woman five weeks after bowel surgery, an inquest into her death has concluded.’

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The Guardian, 7th September 2020

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Court agrees to withdraw boy’s hospital treatment – BBC News

Posted September 2nd, 2020 in children, Court of Protection, families, medical treatment, news by tracey

‘A 12-year-old boy with brain injuries will have his treatment withdrawn after a High Court judge found it was not in his best interests to prolong life.’

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BBC News, 1st September 2020

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Force feeding not in anorexia patient’s best interests – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted August 27th, 2020 in consent, Court of Protection, hospitals, medical treatment, mental health, news by sally

‘In this carefully nuanced judgment, the Court of Protection has ruled that although a patient with a chronic eating disorder would in all probability face death she did not gain weight, it would not be in her best interests to continue being subjected to forced feeding inpatient regimes.’

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UK Human Rights, 26th August 2020

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Capacity and Serious Medical Treatment – Pump Court Chambers

‘This case concerned a young woman, K, who was assessed to lack capacity. K was diagnosed with cancer. The proposed treatment was “complex”, “intrusive” and was described as a “life-altering complexion”.’

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Pump Court Chambers, 6th August 2020

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Inquiry was “right to refuse” participants choice of lawyer – Legal Futures

Posted July 8th, 2020 in blood products, compensation, inquiries, medical treatment, news, solicitors by sally

‘The High Court has upheld a decision refusing two ‘core participants’ in the infected blood public inquiry the right to nominate their own solicitors.’

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Legal Futures, 8th July 2020

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Denial of women’s concerns contributed to decades of medical scandals, says inquiry – The Guardian

Posted July 8th, 2020 in equality, inquiries, medical treatment, news, sex discrimination, women by sally

‘An arrogant culture in which serious medical complications were dismissed as “women’s problems” contributed to a string of healthcare scandals over several decades, an inquiry ordered by the government has found.’

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The Guardian, 8th July 2020

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Ian Paterson: Inquests into ‘unnatural deaths’ of surgery patients – BBC News

Posted July 6th, 2020 in doctors, inquests, medical treatment, news, wounding by sally

‘Inquests will be held after a review found patients of a rogue breast surgeon may have died unnaturally.’

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BBC News, 4th July 2020

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Capacity to consent to chemotherapy? – UK Human Rights Law Blog

Posted July 2nd, 2020 in cancer, consent, Court of Protection, medical treatment, news by tracey

‘University Hospital and Warwickshire NHS Trust v K and another [2020] EWCOP 31, This case is a timely illustration of the unenviable task faced by judges, doctors and mental health professionals during Lockdown.

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UK Human Rights Law Blog, 1st July 2020

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Woman loses legal challenge to NHS charges for pregnant migrants – The Guardian

Posted July 2nd, 2020 in birth, immigration, judicial review, medical treatment, news, pregnancy, repayment by tracey

‘A woman who faces decades of repayments to the NHS for maternity care has lost a case in the high court challenging the government’s healthcare charging regime for migrants.’

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The Guardian, 1st July 2020

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Women launch group action over mesh implants – Litigation Futures

‘Another group action has gone live this week, with more than 250 women left permanently injured by mesh implant surgery suing a group of pharmaceutical giants.’

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Litigation Futures, 26th June 2020

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Machine Learning in Healthcare: Regulating Transparency – UK Human Rights Blog

‘PHG, linked with Cambridge University, provides independent advice and evaluations of biomedical and digital innovations in healthcare. PHG has recently published a series of reports exploring the interpretability of machine learning in this context. The one I will focus on in this post is the report considering the requirements of the GDPR for machine learning in healthcare and medical research by way of transparency, interpretability, or explanation. Links to the other reports are given at the end of this post.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 18th June 2020

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Triaging Coronavirus treatment – (3) the Guidance and discrimination – Cloisters

As part of our series considering the human rights and equality implications of Covid-19, Catherine Casserley and Declan O’Dempsey consider BMA Guidance on the use of characteristics of age and disability in medical triage in the light of discrimination law. This article considers the impact of discrimination law on the guidance.

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Cloisters, 9th June 2020

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Removal of life support was in patient’s best interests and respected his autonomy – UK Human Rights Blog

‘This sensitive and compassionate judgment by Hayden J following a remote hearing of the Court of Protection is therefore worth our attention, as we all become more aware of how acutely things slip out of our control, not least of all our health.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 12th June 2020

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Capacity, DOLS and Covid-19- Updated Guidance – Doughty Street Chambers

‘The Government has provided additional guidance on looking after those who may lack capacity in the pandemic.’

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Doughty Street Chambers, 11th June 2020

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Vaccination – No ‘biggie’ but still ‘a big deal’ – Transparency Project

‘Here, in the midst of a public health emergency, is an important Court of Appeal decision about immunisation.’

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Transparency Project, 10th June 2020

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Life-support patient who refused stoma allowed to die – BBC News

‘An ill man who did not want to live with a stoma has died after a judged ruled life-support treatment could end.’

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BBC News, 10th June 2020

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Covid-19 being used to “stall” brain injury claims – Litigation Futures

‘Just over a quarter (26%) of defendants are using Covid-19 as an excuse to stall brain injury claims, despite guidelines urging the parties to take a consensual approach, research has suggested.’

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Litigation Futures, 9th June 2020

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