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27
May 2016

Thousands of patients with type-2 diabetes missing out on surgery

A team of experts say that thousands of type-2 diabetes patients in the UK are not being offered surgery that could significantly reduce blood sugars and in some cases lead to remission. Although UK guidelines do already recommend surgery for some patients, most doctors do not currently offer it and experts are arguing that the…

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27
May 2016

High heels at work

A worker supplied by an agency to work on the reception desk of a leading tax and accountancy firm in London was asked to go home when she refused to wear shoes with a heel of between 2 and 4 inches. The worker in question has arranged a petition which now has over 100,000 signatures.…

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27
May 2016

Apprenticeships for those with learning difficulties to be created

The Government has recently announced that a new task force is to be created by the Department for Work and Pensions, the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and the Department for Education, to create apprenticeship opportunities for those with learning difficulties. The announcement is part of the government’s aim to create 3 million more…

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27
May 2016

Causal Link in Disability Claims

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has examined the link required between an employee’s conduct and their disability in the context for a claim for discrimination arising from disability. Under the Equality Act 2010, discrimination due to disability occurs where A treats B unfavourably because of something arising in consequence of B’s disability and A cannot…

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25
May 2016

NHS overspend could lead to suffering of patient care

Experts are warning that following a record overspend of £2.45bn by hospitals and other NHS trusts in England last year, patients could suffer, with hospital chiefs warning that the need to use extra money to bail themselves out this year, could lead to poorer patient care and longer waiting times. Chris Hopson, chief executive of…

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24
May 2016

Chadwick Lawrence Solicitors support Wakefield Trinity Wildcats Learning Zone initiative

Yorkshire’s Legal People recently strengthened their partnership with Wakefield Trinity Wildcats through the sponsorship of the Learning Zone at the club’s stadium in Wakefield. As the named sponsors of the space, a number of team members from Chadwick Lawrence Solicitors attended the grand opening of the Learning Zone on Wednesday 11th May where children from…

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