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The Statutory Duty of Candour – is it making any difference to patient safety?

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The duty of candour was designed to ensure hospitals deliver an open and honest account when things go wrong – is this happening though? Kerstin Scheel reviews how the duty has been implemented so far.

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Patient safety matters – does the latest NHS Patient Safety Strategy do enough?

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Paul Rumley, partner in our Medical Negligence team, reviews the latest NHS patient safety strategy – will it do what is needed?

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Meningitis – living with the injuries caused by the infection

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What is it like to live with the complications of meningitis infection? Specialist solicitor Lucy Norton takes a look at how the infection causes disability and what it’s like to live with.

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‘Never Events’ – when injury is wholly preventable, but happens anyway

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Simon Elliman considers the concept of ‘Never Events’ – serious incidents which should always be avoidable – and asks why they continue to occur.

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British Chamber of Commerce reveals number of businesses still not ready for Brexit

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The latest research from the British Chamber of Commerce shows that UK business are far from prepared for Brexit with as many as two-fifths (41%) having not undertaken a Brexit risk assessment.

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Time to speak up for patient safety – is enough being done?

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For World Patient Safety Day, Faye Marks from our Medical Negligence team takes a look at what needs to be done to improve things for those who undergo medical care in the UK.

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Surviving septicaemia: is it a postcode lottery that could impact on sepsis survival?

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It’s pretty shocking that, in the 21st century, your chances of surviving septicaemia are still dependant on where you live. In August this year, the NHS published the results of its report providing details of hospital deaths across 130 trusts in England.

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How does meningitis lead to limb loss, and can limb loss be prevented?

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Meningitis is generally caused by either a virus or bacteria (although fungi can cause meningitis in an individual with a compromised immune system). Viral meningitis is the most common form of meningitis and, luckily, rarely causes septicaemia and limb loss.

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National care provider faces a potential multi-million pound liability in respect of consumer law breaches.

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Barchester Healthcare Limited (Barchester) is potentially facing a £12 million liability in respect of their residents’ contracts breaching consumer law.

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“Could it be sepsis?” – A personal story showing the importance of knowing when something is really wrong

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To mark World Sepsis Day on 13th September 2019, Sarah White, a solicitor in our Clinical Negligence team reflects upon her and her family’s personal experience of sepsis.

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How a member of our Medical Negligence team, and her baby, survived sepsis

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When the UK Sepsis Trust estimates that five people are killed by sepsis every hour in the UK alone, surviving sepsis is no mean feat. As World Sepsis Day approaches, Abigail Ringer spoke to Divya from our Medical Negligence team to find out more about what it’s like to survive sepsis.

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How a solicitor can help when someone close to you dies of sepsis

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Lucy Crawford from our fatal claims and inquests team helps you to understand how solicitors can assist when a loved one dies of sepsis.

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