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Hugs are important, even as an element of therapy

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Just a day after blue Monday, we all need a reason to be cheerful which is why I’m smiling at National Hug Day.

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Will changing NHS targets enable the NHS to target change?

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With the worst figures on record during the month of December 2019, Matt Hancock has suggested that NHS A&E waiting time targets could soon be scrapped. Could this mean more ‘realistic’ reporting of the NHS’s current situation, and what could replace this target?

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Is hydrotherapy for children with cerebral palsy really necessary? What the latest research and case law says

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“Just because I like steak and chips, it doesn’t mean it’s good for me nor that someone else should pay for me to have it”. Surely this shouldn’t apply to hydrotherapy for children with cerebral palsy? According to some, it does. However Paul Rumley thinks the research, and case law, says otherwise.

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Just how badly is the NHS struggling?

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Underperforming and understaffed: just how badly is the NHS struggling in 2019? Alex Kuklenko, currently working as a trainee in our Medical Negligence team, reviews the present state of our National Health Service.

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A ‘super’ Christmas campaign – how one charity is raising money for disabled children over the festive period

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Kerstin Scheel from our Medical Negligence team looks at how Brainwave is helping to raise money for disabled children over the Christmas period.

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I experienced a cardiac event – here’s what it was like

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Joachim Stanley, an experienced member of our Medical Negligence team, talks about his experience following a cardiac event this year.

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How is technology changing how post mortems are performed?

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As part of her work considering all aspects of inquest law, Ali Cloak, considers the increasing use of post-mortem imaging to determine a cause of death as an alternative to an invasive surgical autopsy.

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When can someone be considered a secondary victim?

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When proceeding with a claim for the death of someone close to you, it can be difficult to understand when a claim can also be made for a secondary victim. Here, Lucy Crawford from our fatal claims team explains.

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The statutory bereavement payment – is it the only compensation available after someone dies from negligence?

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If you are considering bringing a claim for negligence against a hospital after someone you love has died, or perhaps against another treatment or care provider, then you may be wondering what level of compensation you could receive.

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How can the NHS build a culture where errors related to GBS are effectively raised?

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group b strep testing

When a baby develops a group B strep infection, mothers in particular are sometimes told that “you passed it on to your baby”. This can make mothers feel as though it’s somehow their fault. Group B strep is not the fault of any mother.

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What you need to know about the clinical lead jailed for withholding evidence

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Becky Randel reviews what a recent prosecution, following the failure of a witness to attend an inquest, means for witnesses in the future.

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Should we be surprised by the staffing crisis in the NHS?

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With recent news of chronic staff shortages in the NHS as we head into winter, Ainara Diaz from our Medical Negligence team asks: should we be surprised that the NHS finds itself in this situation?

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