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The Government’s “Better Health Strategy” is a good start, but mustn’t forget about those affected most severely by obesity

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Richard Coleman, head of our specialist bariatric surgery claims team, writes on the latest obesity-tackling plans from the Government.

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Is a maternal vaccine to stop GBS close to becoming a reality?

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As Group B Strep Support Awareness Month nears its final week, Abigail Ringer shares some of the recent advances in finding a vaccine against Group B Strep.

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What makes GBS so deadly? A new study reveals the genetics behind the bacteria’s armoury

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Abigail Ringer from our specialist Birth Injury team takes a look at the research into Group B Strep, and what makes this bacteria so dangerous to newborns.

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Universal screening for Group B Strep: why Group B Strep Support are campaigning for change

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As Group B Strep Support Awareness Month continues this month, here we look into the work of Group B Strep Support and their ongoing campaign for universal screening for GBS in pregnancy.

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Group B Strep Awareness Month – what you need to know about this year’s event

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The 1st July 2020 marks the beginning of Group B Strep Support Awareness Month and this blog looks at how we can all get involved in saving babies’ lives.

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Covid-19 has exposed real issues with cancer care in the UK – the Government must get a handle on it

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Following widespread reports of disruption to patient care caused by coronavirus, Simon Elliman explores further the effects on cancer care, and what is being done about it.

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The Government needs to do more on patient care disrupted by coronavirus

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After reading news of disruption in patient care on the NHS due to coronavirus and lockdown, Kerstin Scheel says it’s time for Government to “get a grip” on the problem.

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East Kent hospital maternity unit still ‘requires improvement’ – what the latest reports say

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Lucy Crawford offers an update on the latest findings from a report into East Kent Hospitals Trust’s maternity care.

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The importance of antenatal pregnancy care during the Covid-19 pandemic

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One of the most dangerous consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic has to be the impact on the otherwise routine management and review of patients. Antenatal NHS maternity care in the UK has become highly standardised to ensure best practice and to enable maternity staff to hopefully make an early diagnosis of potential complications of pregnancy. The ability to effect standard care has not only been impacted by restrictions on how to practice, but also by the fears of pregnant women in presenting themselves to clinics or antenatal units.

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Making childbirth safer – the results of the ESMiE enquiry

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Although most babies are delivered without complications, the National Heath Service is continually striving to make child birth safer. On 21 May 2020, a confidential enquiry was published, reviewing the quality of care received when babies have died in a midwifery-led setting(i). The enquiry highlights what can be done to further enhance the safety of midwifery led deliveries.

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Five post-bariatric surgery suggestions for eating well during lockdown

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Dr Mabel Blades, a Registered Dietitian and Nutritionist who has experience working with bariatric surgery patients, gives her tips for post-surgery diet in lockdown.

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Statutory bereavement award increased from 1 May 2020

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Earlier this month, the statutory bereavement award in England & Wales was increased. This blog explains about the change in the bereavement award and when the award is payable to those bringing a claim.

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