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Jaundice in newborns – how should it be monitored and treated?

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Abigail Ringer explains what to look out for if you are concerned about jaundice in newborns, as well as how it should be monitored and treated by medical professionals.

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How one bereavement support charity has helped people cope during lockdown

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Lucy Crawford explains how a bereavement support charity local to her has been continuing to help people during the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdowns.

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What you need to know about HIE, before HIE Awareness Day

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Ahead of Peeps HIE’s HIE Awareness Day, Abigail Ringer explains what you need to know about the injury and how it can be avoided.

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Tuberculosis: not just a disease of the past

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Contributing authors: Lucy Crawford

For World TB Day, Faye Marks explains how Tuberculosis is still a risk for people – even in the UK – and what people might need to look out for.

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The impact of coronavirus on young carers – could it extend beyond lockdown?

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Contributing authors: Laura Christodoulou

For Young Carers Action Day our team takes a look at the potential long-term impacts of coronavirus, even beyond lockdown.

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Lives are being changed with a £30 million Government investment into Changing Places Toilets

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Abigail Ringer explains the importance of a new £30 million investment from the Government into Changing Places toilets.

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How to stay active with cerebral palsy – from riding to running

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I recently came across the inspirational story of Bryanna Tanase featured in Horse and Hound. Bryanna, who is 17 years old and lives with cerebral palsy, shares her story on how horses have impacted her life and her dream of competing in the Paralympics. She hopes that she might inspire others to reach their full potential too.

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Are maternity medics being encouraged enough to “Think Sepsis”?

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In January 2021 MBRRACE published is latest report into maternal deaths. It was noted that between 2016-2018 23 women in the UK lost their lives to sepsis, accounting for 11% of all maternal deaths in that period. The report made a number of recommendations to improve these figures going forward.

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Encephalitis – how it should be treated and when you might have a claim

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Our specialist medical negligence team explains what you need to know about encephalitis and how it should be treated.

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Brain injury and shoulder dystocia: a fresh approach from the HSIB?

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Joachim Stanley, a specialist in Erb’s palsy claims, reviews the latest report and guidance from HSIB into shoulder dystocia and brain injury.

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For injured people, it’s vital to find time to talk about mental health

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Contributing authors: Tracy Norris-Evans and Louise Hart

When someone experiences an injury, the physical impact is clear. People find themselves unable to live their lives as they used to – they may even need adaptations to their home or working arrangements – but what about the effects of physical trauma that aren’t so visible?

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No-fault clinical negligence claims: a knee-jerk reaction that’s bad for patient safety?

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Paul Rumley, Partner in our Medical Negligence team, reacts to news that the Government is exploring changes to the current clinical negligence claims system to instead focus on ‘no-fault’ compensation.

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