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A look at the Notification of Deaths Regulations 2019

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Ali Cloak, senior associate at Royds Withy King, considers the key provisions of the Notification of Deaths Regulations 2019, SI 2019/1112 and likely practical implications on coronial procedure as well as future developments.

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Is there a problem with basic asthma care in England & Wales?

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Asthma deaths in England and Wales ‘at highest level for a decade’. The charity Asthma UK says a lack of basic asthma care could be behind the increase in deaths.

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The duty of candour five years on – has it had much of an impact?

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What has been the effect of the duty of candour, and guidelines issued under it, nearly five years on from the introduction of the duty? Simon Elliman, head of our Medical Negligence team, takes a look.

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Root cause analysis reports and serious incident reports: what are they and can I challenge one?

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Incident reports are intended to establish the causes and contributory factors of a death or other avoidable event. For this reason they are very important, and something that should be taken very seriously by the trust or organisation completing them.

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Can we beat meningitis by 2030? How Group B Strep Support is helping to make it so

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The World Health Organisation has formed a taskforce to embark on an ambitious campaign to defeat meningitis by 2030. The UK charity, Group B Strep Support are part of this taskforce, helping to fight the second highest killer of young children in the world.

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The contaminated blood scandal – what happened and what is being done about it?

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In the lead up to World Hepatitis Day on 28 July 2019, Sarah White reflects on the contaminated blood scandal and the current ongoing inquiry surrounding it.

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Children’s Funeral Fund now available for bereaved families in need

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We are delighted to hear that the Children’s Funeral Fund will come into effect today, 23 July 2019 and will help the thousands of parents who tragically lose a child each year.

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What you need to know about Group B Strep Support this Group B Strep Awareness Month

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For Group B Strep Awareness Month, here we outline the work of Group B Strep Support, a UK charity dedicated to the eradication of group B Strep infection in babies.

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Alexa, will you be my next doctor?

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With news that Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant will link up with the NHS to answer people’s health queries, Ainara Diaz from our Medical Negligence team looks at the possibilities – and implications – that this could bring for people in the UK.

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Sepsis: how are hospitals faring in the fight against this ‘hidden killer’?

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Divya Anand explains how hospitals in England are performing when treating sepsis, and what more can and should be done to treat this ‘hidden killer’.

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How is cauda equina syndrome caused by negligence?

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Simon Elliman, partner and head of our Medical Negligence team, helps explain when cauda equina syndrome can be caused by negligent medical treatment.

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Will the public and press be allowed to watch an inquest?

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One of the questions that I get asked when representing families at inquest hearings is: who is allowed to be in the court room, and are the media or press allowed to attend? Understandably, families can be concerned that something very personal to them may become public.

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