Police to launch inquiry into maternity failings at Nottingham hospitals trust – The Guardian

Posted September 8th, 2023 in bereavement, birth, children, families, hospitals, midwives, news, police, pregnancy by tracey

‘Nottinghamshire police have announced they are launching a criminal investigation into maternity failings at Nottingham university hospitals (NUH) NHS trust, after hundreds families raised concerns to an independent review.’

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The Guardian, 7th August 2023

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Coronial powers and the rights of the unborn (Part 1) – UK Human Rights Blog

‘In this two-part article, Maya Sikand KC, Tom Stoate, and Ruby Peacock, explore two difficult questions arising from the inquest into the “harrowing circumstances” of the death of a baby, Aisha Cleary, at HMP Bronzefield. This first part seeks to answer the question: should coroners have jurisdiction to investigate stillbirths?’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 11th August 2023

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Woman in Teesside accused of carrying out own abortion to appear before judge – The Guardian

Posted August 14th, 2023 in abortion, news, pregnancy by tracey

‘A 22-year-old woman accused of procuring a poison to abort her child shortly after the first Covid lockdown is due to appear before a judge this week. Bethany Cox is the fourth woman to be prosecuted in the last eight months for allegedly carrying out her own abortion, with only three trials in the 160 years before that, according to campaigners.’

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The Guardian, 13th August 2023

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‘Chaotic’ maternity unit ‘not fit for purpose’ rated inadequate by CQC – The Independent

Posted August 9th, 2023 in birth, hospitals, midwives, news, ombudsmen, pregnancy by tracey

‘A maternity unit has been given the lowest possible rating by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) after the regulator described it as a “chaotic environment which was not fit for purpose”.’

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The Independent, 9th August 2023

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Home Office breached statutory duty to ensure provision of adequate accommodation for pregnant asylum seeker and children – Garden Court Chambers

‘The Claimant was a destitute asylum-seeker who was heavily pregnant and the mother of three young children.’

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Garden Court Chambers, 31st July 2023

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HMP Bronzefield baby death followed systemic failings – inquest – BBC News

‘A baby died after her “vulnerable” 18-year-old mother gave birth alone in a jail cell following “systemic failings” by state agencies, a coroner has said.’

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BBC News, 29th July 2023

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Suella Braverman broke law by denying asylum seekers £3 a week, judge rules – The Guardian

Posted July 25th, 2023 in asylum, children, food, government departments, news, pregnancy by sally

‘The home secretary acted unlawfully in failing to provide basic support to asylum seekers, including young children and pregnant women, a judge has ruled.’

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The Guardian, 24th July 2023

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Man who killed pregnant woman after driving at 123mph on M66 jailed for 12 years – The Guardian

Posted July 20th, 2023 in dangerous driving, news, pregnancy, sentencing by tracey

‘A man who killed a pregnant woman as he filmed himself speeding at 123mph has been handed a 12-year prison sentence.’

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The Guardian, 19th July 2023

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Court of Appeal finds recorder was wrong to decide there was no necessity for psychological assessment – Local Government Lawyer

‘The Court of Appeal has allowed an appeal by a mother against care and placement orders made in respect of her son, after finding the recorder was wrong to decide that there was “no necessity for a psychological assessment”.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 11th July 2023

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Nottingham maternity review set to become UK’s largest – BBC News

Posted July 10th, 2023 in bereavement, birth, children, families, hospitals, inquiries, news, pregnancy by sally

‘A review into failings in maternity care in hospitals in Nottingham is set to become the largest in the UK, the BBC understands.’

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BBC News, 10th July 2023

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The importance of Reynolds in discrimination cases – 3PB

‘By this judgment, the EAT allowed an appeal against a finding that an employee’s dismissal was because of her pregnancy (contrary s.18 Equality Act 2010) on the ground that the ET had not considered Reynolds v CLFIS (UK) Ltd [2015] ICR 1010. Reynolds is no doubt familiar to experienced employment lawyers, it stands for the principle that, in a discrimination claim, the relevant decision maker must have been (at least significantly) influenced by a protected characteristic. A composite approach, bringing together the act of one individual with a discriminatory reason of another is not permitted.’

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3PB, 7th June 2023

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Migration Bill: Lords vote to keep child migrant detention limits – BBC News

Posted July 4th, 2023 in bills, children, detention, immigration, news, pregnancy by sally

‘The House of Lords has voted against government plans to weaken detention limits for children and pregnant women in its migration bill.’

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BBC News, 3rd July 2023

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Teenager Paris Mayo sentenced to at least 12 years for murder of newborn son – The Guardian

Posted June 27th, 2023 in birth, murder, news, pregnancy, sentencing by sally

‘A woman has been detained for a minimum of 12 years for murdering her newborn baby when she was 15 to prevent her family discovering she had been pregnant.’

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The Guardian, 26th June 2023

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Advances in synthetic embryos leave legislators needing to catch up – The Guardian

Posted June 15th, 2023 in animals, embryology, news, pregnancy, regulations by sally

‘Synthetic embryos sit at a unique juxtaposition: scientifically fascinating, ethically challenging and, for the most part, entirely unregulated by current legislation. The latest work by Prof Magdalena Żernicka-Goetz’s team brings these issues into stark relief and show that developments in this field are happening so quickly that the science is rapidly outpacing the law.’

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The Guardian, 14th June 2023

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New Acts – legislation.gov.uk

2023 c. 18 – Carer’s Leave Act 2023

2023 c. 17 – Protection from Redundancy (Pregnancy and Family Leave) Act 2023

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Groom wins case against stable boss who refused to dismount from horse during meeting – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 6th, 2023 in employment tribunals, horses, news, pregnancy, unfair dismissal by sally

‘A groom at a racehorse stables has won a pregnancy discrimination case after one of her bosses refused to get off her horse during a meeting to discuss her childcare.’

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Daily Telegraph, 5th June 2023

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NHS Trust chief to publicly apologise to victims of maternity care scandal – The Independent

Posted May 25th, 2023 in birth, families, hospitals, news, pregnancy, standards by tracey

‘The head of an under-fire NHS Trust will publicly apologise to victims of a maternity scandal as the chair of a review into the episode said the trust has “a lot of learning to do”.
Anthony May, chief executive of the Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, will apologise on its behalf to parents who were affected by poor maternity care at its annual public meeting on July 10, the trust said on Wednesday.’

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The Independent, 24th May 2023

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Overhaul UK fertility law to keep up with advancements, expert says – The Guardian

Posted May 15th, 2023 in medical treatment, news, pregnancy, statistics by tracey

‘A leading fertility expert has said the law should be overhauled so that rapid advancements in reproductive science do not stall.’

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The Guardian, 14th May 2023

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Ultrasounds adverts banned for misleading parents about ability to reassure – The Independent

Posted May 3rd, 2023 in advertising, children, health, news, ombudsmen, pregnancy by tracey

‘Adverts for ultrasound services have been banned for misrepresenting the extent to which scans can provide reassurance about the wellbeing of an unborn baby.’

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The Independent, 3rd May 2023

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‘My boss said my miscarriage was the best thing that could happen to me – then I was sacked’ – The Independent

Posted April 24th, 2023 in bullying, employment, equality, harassment, news, pregnancy, unfair dismissal, victims by tracey

‘New research shows that one in four women going through fertility treatment say they were subjected to unfair treatment in the workplace.’

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The Independent, 24th April 2023

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