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Can everyone dial in? – The challenges and benefits of video conferencing for those living with a brain injury

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Contributing authors: Tracy Norris-Evans

During lockdown, video calls have become the ‘norm’. What used to be a system to enable meetings across long distances has now become an essential piece of technology to stay social in these strange times.

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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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Covid-19, mesothelioma and you

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Helen Childs, specialist industrial disease solicitor and head of our Mesothelioma Claims team, explains what we have learned from the impact of coronavirus on mesothelioma patients.

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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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Clitheroe v Bond – A test case in disinheriting family members and the necessary mental capacity

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In England and Wales, there is testamentary freedom. This means that a client of sound mind is perfectly entitled to make a Will for capricious, frivolous, mean or even bad reasons without the Will being invalid.

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WhatsApp with a digital will? – Finding tech solutions for making a will in isolation

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With seriously ill individuals with Covid-19 and the general population exercising social distancing, it is vital that there is still an option to create or update a will whilst remaining in isolation. But how can this be done?

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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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Caring for children with cerebral palsy in the midst of the Covid-19 lockdown

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Kerstin Scheel, partner in our Compensation Protection team, explains how the current lockdown is impacting upon those who need help to care for family members with cerebral palsy.

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Domestic Abuse during coronavirus lockdown: what help is available?

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Recently there has been a notable rise in levels of domestic abuse. MPs across the political parties have demanded that an action plan aimed at tackling these increased levels is implemented urgently, warning that without intervention, society will be dealing with the consequences for a generation.

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