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Nov 2017

Jeremy Hunt unveils plans to halve the rate of newborn brain injuries, deaths and stillbirths by 2025

There are currently around 700,000 births in England each year and an estimated 1,000 of these result in babies unexpectedly dying or being left with severe brain injury. The Health Secretary has said the NHS in England must work harder to reduce these numbers and to learn from mistakes, adding that all cases would now…

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28
Nov 2017

Study finds online GP consultations have ‘limited’ effectiveness

A health service study has found that online GP consultations, which are currently being piloted in 36 GP practices throughout England, may not assist in cutting patient waiting time and reducing GPs’ workload. The study, funded by The National Institute for Health Research, found that 38 per cent of the online consultations led to a…

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28
Nov 2017

NHS prepare to reduce funding for non-urgent operations and medication

Following the recent Budget, which allocated £2.8 billion to the NHS over a 24 month period, NHS England is drawing up a list of non-urgent drugs and routine operations which they say they cannot afford to fund. The amount allocated fell far short of the £8 billion that Health leaders had requested. Medicines at risk…

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28
Nov 2017

Falls on hospital wards costing NHS at least £2.3 billion a year

A major national audit by the Royal College of Physicians has found that at least 675 patients have falls on NHS wards every day, many of which are preventable and caused by patients being unsteady from medication or not having the use of a walking frame. The audit found that there were 246,425 falls on…

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27
Nov 2017

Chadwick Lawrence Sponsor Wakefield Hospice Sporting Dinner

Various members of the Litigation department at Chadwick Lawrence attended the Wakefield Hospice Sporting Dinner at the Cedar Court Hotel in Wakefield on the 14th November, 2017. The night was hosted by the ever popular Malcom Lord, who introduced a number of key speakers to attendees. These speakers included former England cricketers Matthew Hoggard MBE…

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27
Nov 2017

Unmarried couples in West Yorkshire at risk of losing everything if the relationship breaks down

A local family lawyer has called on unmarried couples in West Yorkshire to take action to protect themselves, as they could be vulnerable if the relationship breaks down. Sarah Crowther from Chadwick Lawrence made the calls as part of a national Cohabitation Awareness Week that is being led by Resolution, who campaign for a fairer…

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