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14 January 2021 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence, Opinion

More needs to be done to avoid, and treat, impacted fetal head

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Is delivering a baby by caesarean section becoming more difficult? According to the Early Notification Scheme’s most recent report, difficult delivery of the head of the baby during caesarean section is becoming more of a problem.

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5 January 2021 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence, Opinion

Maternal care on the global stage and a closer look at hyponatraemia in the UK

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Abigail Ringer, a member of our expert Birth Injury team, reviews some recent stats comparing the UK’s performance in maternity care to countries across the world.

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10 December 2020 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence, Opinion

The Shrewsbury Maternity Scandal – the report’s findings and what all maternity services can learn from it

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Abigail Ringer explains the findings of the Ockenden review, and details what both Shrewsbury & Telford Trust and maternity units across the country can learn from it.

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The Shrewsbury Maternity Scandal – The first official report due today

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For anyone who has been following our blogs on the Shrewsbury and Telford NHS Trust Independent Maternity Review, the first official report is expected to be published later today, in what is thought to have become the largest maternity scandal in NHS history.

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11 September 2020 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence, Opinion

World Sepsis Day – what you need to know

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Abigail Ringer explains why World Sepsis Day – held annually on 13 September – is an important date to help raise awareness of this deadly condition.

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22 July 2020 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence, Opinion

Is a maternal vaccine to stop GBS close to becoming a reality?

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As Group B Strep Support Awareness Month nears its final week, Abigail Ringer shares some of the recent advances in finding a vaccine against Group B Strep.

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15 July 2020 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence, Opinion

What makes GBS so deadly? A new study reveals the genetics behind the bacteria’s armoury

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Abigail Ringer from our specialist Birth Injury team takes a look at the research into Group B Strep, and what makes this bacteria so dangerous to newborns.

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8 July 2020 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence, Opinion

Universal screening for Group B Strep: why Group B Strep Support are campaigning for change

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As Group B Strep Support Awareness Month continues this month, here we look into the work of Group B Strep Support and their ongoing campaign for universal screening for GBS in pregnancy.

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1 July 2020 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence, Opinion

Group B Strep Awareness Month – what you need to know about this year’s event

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The 1st July 2020 marks the beginning of Group B Strep Support Awareness Month and this blog looks at how we can all get involved in saving babies’ lives.

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15 October 2019 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence, Opinion

How one man changed the lives of thousands of babies over the last forty years

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Over the past week, Baby Loss Awareness Week has raised awareness of infant death. Here, Abigail Ringer tells the story of one of the first people to formalise studies into sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).

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3 October 2019 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence, Opinion

Five ways physiotherapy can make a difference to someone with cerebral palsy

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World Cerebral Palsy Day is a great opportunity to focus the world’s attention on the millions of people affected by cerebral palsy and those who support them. Here, Abigail Ringer from our Medical Negligence team interviews Dr Heather Epps, Physiotherapist of Children’s Neuro Physio, who has made it her mission to enhance the lives of children affected by cerebral palsy through the provision of physiotherapy. Read on to discover five ways that physiotherapy can make a difference to individuals with cerebral palsy.

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2 October 2019 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence, Opinion

Is it possible to get active with cerebral palsy? With the help of these charities: yes!

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Cerebral palsy affects different people in different ways but regardless of a person’s abilities, I think that everyone deserves to reach their full potential. Happily, there are several UK charities dedicated to making this happen.

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