‘Disgraceful’: Furious families confront NHS trust bosses over maternity scandal as it emerges true extent may never be known – The Independent

‘The full extent of failings by the hospital trust at the centre of the largest NHS maternity scandal may never be known, it has emerged. The chair of the independent investigation into Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital Trust has warned that some records going back more than two decades may have been destroyed under NHS rules.’

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The Independent, 28th November 2019

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‘Hundreds more cases’ in Shropshire maternity scandal – BBC News

‘More than 200 new families have contacted an inquiry into mother and baby deaths at a hospital trust in Shropshire.’

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BBC News, 26th November 2019

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Shrewsbury maternity scandal: Hundreds of families whose babies died or have been left with brain damage in hospital to be contacted by trust – The Independent

Posted November 22nd, 2019 in birth, families, hospitals, midwives, news, pregnancy, reports by tracey

‘Hundreds of families whose babies died or have been left with brain damage after maternity care treatment at Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital Trust are now being informed they are part of a major investigation into the largest scandal of its type ever to hit the NHS, following a report by The Independent.’

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The Independent, 21st November 2019

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Doctors may face suspension over NHS ‘worst maternity scandal’ – The Guardian

‘Doctors who saw but did not report babies and mothers receiving poor care during the NHS’s worst maternity scandal could be suspended or struck off, the General Medical Council has warned. The medical profession’s regulator has asked NHS bosses for details of any doctor they believe may have ignored their professional duty to raise the alarm about threats to patient safety at the Shrewsbury and Telford NHS hospital trust (SaTH).’

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The Guardian, 20th November 2019

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Family Proceedings and Mental Health – KCH Garden Sq

Posted November 19th, 2019 in children, family courts, mental health, news, pregnancy by sally

‘Any family practitioner will know that the concept of ‘wellbeing’ is at the heart of care and family court proceedings. Sir Andrew Macfarlane recently remarked “the general focus on wellbeing has developed coincidentally with a massive increase in pressure within the Family Justice system and, if anything, the need for every practitioner to be aware of issues of wellbeing is, in my view, at its most acute for those working in the field of Family Law”.’

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KCH Garden Sq, 8th November 2019

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Midwives Demand NHS Gives Pregnant Prisoners Specialist Carers – Rights Info

Posted November 12th, 2019 in midwives, news, pregnancy, prisons by sally

‘NHS trusts must ensure that pregnant inmates in prisons across the country are cared for by specialist midwives, the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) has urged.’

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Rights Info, 12th November 2019

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Andrew Griggs: The wife killer who escaped justice for 20 years – BBC News

Posted October 31st, 2019 in domestic violence, missing persons, murder, news, pregnancy, sentencing by sally

‘For 20 years, the disappearance of Debbie Griggs remained a mystery. Two decades later, her husband has been convicted of her murder and jailed for a minimum of 20 years. What changed?’

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BBC News, 30th October 2019

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Judicial review challenge on health inequalities caused by NHS Charging Scheme for migrant women and their children – Garden Court Chambers

‘Judicial review proceedings have been launched on behalf of Maternity Action, a leading maternity rights charity, challenging the Secretary of State for Health’s NHS Charging Regime. The disproportionate effect of charging is most stark amongst destitute pregnant women, new mothers, survivors of domestic abuse, sexual violence and Female Genital Mutilation and destitute migrant families supported by local authorities, who are overwhelmingly women.’

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Garden Court Chambers, 15th October 2019

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Andrew Griggs guilty of murdering pregnant wife, Debbie, who disappeared 20-years ago without trace – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 29th, 2019 in domestic violence, missing persons, murder, news, pregnancy by tracey

‘A married sailor, who was having an affair with a 15-year-old girl, has been convicted of killing his pregnant wife who disappeared without trace 20-years ago.’

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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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Charity launches legal action against NHS fees for pregnant migrants – The Guardian

Posted October 17th, 2019 in charities, fees, immigration, news, pregnancy by sally

‘A charity has launched a legal challenge against the policy of charging vulnerable migrant women £7,000 or more to access NHS maternity care.’

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The Guardian, 16th October 2019

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Pregnant In Prison: ‘I Told Them The Baby Was Coming And Ended Up Giving Birth In My Cell’ – Rights Info

‘A newborn baby recently died in prison after a woman gave birth alone in her cell at night.’

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Rights Info, 16th October 2019

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Redacting solicitor’s comments to client was “cherry picking” – Litigation Futures

Posted October 16th, 2019 in disclosure, employment tribunals, news, pregnancy, privilege, unfair dismissal by sally

‘Redacting comments made by a company’s lawyer on a draft dismissal letter while disclosing other privileged documents was “impermissible cherry picking”, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has ruled.’

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Litigation Futures, 15th October 2019

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Tribunal rejects claims from ‘partner’ who sued as employee – Legal Futures

‘A former salaried partner, permitted by an employment tribunal earlier this year to sue her law firm as an employee, has lost all but one of her claims.’

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Legal Futures, 9th October 2019

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HMP Bronzefield baby death ‘subject of 10 investigations’ – BBC News

‘The death of a newborn baby whose mother gave birth alone at Britain’s largest women’s prison is the subject of 10 investigations, a justice minister has told the Commons.’

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BBC News, October 2019

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Match.com rapist has prison term extended after lying about vasectomy to victim who fell pregnant – The Independent

Posted October 4th, 2019 in internet, news, pregnancy, rape, sentencing, victims by tracey

‘A serial rapist who used dating websites including Match.com to target his victims has been given extra prison time for attacks on five more women.’

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The Independent, 3rd October 2019

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SRA “wrong” to sanction solicitor for nanny discrimination – Legal Futures

‘The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) was wrong to sanction a senior finance partner at City giant Hogan Lovells for discriminating against his children’s pregnant nanny, a leading regulatory QC has said.’

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Legal Futures, 1st October 2019

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Jason Lawrance appeals against vasectomy lie rape convictions – BBC News

Posted September 19th, 2019 in appeals, consent, deceit, news, pregnancy, rape, sexual offences by tracey

‘A man found guilty of rape after lying about having had a vasectomy is appealing against the convictions.’

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BBC News, 19th September 2019

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Migrant women who have miscarriages ‘wrongly charged £7,000 for antenatal care’ – The Independent

Posted September 16th, 2019 in asylum, birth, hospitals, immigration, news, pregnancy by tracey

‘Migrant women who have miscarriages are being wrongly charged £7,000 for antenatal care despite never going into labour, doctors and campaigners have warned. Rules specify overseas women who are expecting a baby must be charged for NHS care – with charges starting at around £7,000 but potentially doubling if there are complications with the pregnancy.’

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The Independent, 15th September 2019

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Giving birth and the Court of Protection – Transparency Project

Posted September 3rd, 2019 in birth, consent, Court of Protection, health, learning difficulties, news, pregnancy by sally

‘Every year, there are a handful of applications to the Court of Protection to authorise delivery a baby by caesarean section against the wishes of the mother, or where the mother is unable to express a preference due to significant mental impairment. Since the case of FG in 2014 (NHS Trust & Ors v FG [2014] EWCOP 30), the guidance given to medical practitioners has been that a court application is required where a c-section is proposed but the merits are finely balanced or will involve more than transient forcible restraint; where there is a serious dispute about the patient’s best interests; or where there is a real risk that the proposed treatment constitutes a deprivation of the patient’s liberty.’

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Transparency Project, 2nd September 2019

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