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MBRRACE-UK – Savings Lives, Improving Mothers’ Care 2020 report for 2020; what are the key findings?

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Kerstin Scheel reviews the key findings from the recent MBRRACE-UK report into maternity care.

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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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Leasehold reforms are finally here, but what do they actually mean?

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A long-awaited announcement has been made by Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick.

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Is Erb’s palsy ever just a result of the forces of labour?

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Paul Rumley, who specialises in Erb’s palsy claims, explains whether defences using the maternal propulsive theory are likely to rule out Erb’s palsy being as a result of negligence.

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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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‘Next-gen’ gaming isn’t here until video games are accessible for all – fortunately progress has been made for gamers with disabilities

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Contributing authors: Olivia Plumb

With a new generation of consoles now with (some of) us, Mark Walters and Olivia Plumb look at the current state of accessibility in gaming. Is there more still to be done to help gamers with disabilities?

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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 law behind rugby’s concussion lawsuit – the end of rugby as we know it?

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Contributing authors: Ian Carrier

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Our specialist Personal Injury team review the news that former rugby players are bringing a lawsuit against rugby’s governing bodies, claiming that they have been left with permanent brain damage as a result of the game. Could this lawsuit change the sport forever?

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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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Top 10 tips for a ‘good’ divorce from a legal expert – Good Divorce Week

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This year, 30th November to 4th December was Resolution’s Good Divorce Week 2020. Here Victoria Emens helps you understand the key steps to a ‘good’ divorce.

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How has COVID-19 changed access to physiotherapy services?

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Contributing authors: Paola Cuffolo

At the start of the second lockdown, the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists (CSP) confirmed that private physio services were among those businesses that would be allowed to remain open during the second lockdown. What are some of the practical implications of COVID for patients seeking treatment both during lockdown and beyond?

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What you need to know about maternal sepsis – guidelines, improvements to treatment and impact

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A significant cause of maternal deaths in the UK results from sepsis (around 10%) (1). The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) have clear guidelines on the management of bacterial sepsis before and after pregnancy, but is this enough to prevent serious harm to mother and babies from sepsis?

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