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Is the cervical cancer screening programme improving outcomes for women?

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Paul Rumley reviews the improvements and drawbacks of the cervical cancer screening programme, following the recent publication of the last year’s results.

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This ‘never event’ leaves women at risk of harm after childbirth, and is all too common

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Sarah White takes a look at a recent report published by The Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch which highlights how women have been left in severe pain and at risk of infection when swabs and tampons used after childbirth are accidentally left in the vagina.

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Why we should be cautious about relying on AI for cancer diagnosis

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Do advances in AI diagnosis of breast cancer represent a revolution in medicine, or are they something to be concerned about? Rosie Hodgetts, a specialist from our Medical Negligence department, thinks the answer is somewhere in between.

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Royds Withy King birth injury specialists represent young boy in £23 million action for negligent care to his mother

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Our specialist birth injury team has represented a young boy in an action regarding negligent care provided to his mother at St Michael’s Hospital in Bristol.

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Total repair of brachial plexus injuries? An exciting new development

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Joachim Stanley takes a look at a new development in treatment of brachial plexus injury which could changes the lives of those living with Erb’s palsy.

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What is it like to be a young carer?

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To mark Young Carers Awareness Day Sarah White, a solicitor in our Medical Negligence team, looks into what it is like for young carers looking after family members who have suffered a brain injury and what support is available to them.

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Lacking clinical evidence and causing injury – the ever-growing case against mesh implants

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A lack of sufficient clinical tests carried out on multiple surgical meshes before they are used to treat hernia patients has caused a new wave of concern amongst healthcare professionals.

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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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