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We’re joining up with national maternity champions to support the delivery of safety maternity care

In order to help trusts to improve maternity safety we have introduced an incentive element to the contribution to the Clinical Negligence Scheme for Trusts (CNST). Maternity safety is an important issue for all CNST members as obstetric claims represent the scheme’s biggest area of …

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Case of note: GS v. University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust (Court of Appeal, 18 July 2017)

Mr. William Ewan died in 2007, at the age of 86, following an operation to insert a trans-aortic valve. His estate (represented by GS) brought proceedings in negligence against the Trust alleging failure to give proper information as to the risks involved in the operation, …

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NHS Resolution’s review of five years of cerebral palsy claims is a vital step towards preventing future harm

NHS Resolution’s review of five years of cerebral palsy claims is a vital step towards preventing future harm A new report from NHS Resolution, ‘Five years of cerebral palsy claims’, provides an in-depth examination of the causes of these rare but tragic incidents and the …

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Case of note: ABC v St George’s Healthcare NHS Trust and Others (Court of Appeal, 16 May 2017)

This was an unusual and tragic case. In 2007 ABC’s father shot and killed her mother. He was convicted of manslaughter on the ground of diminished responsibility and sentenced to a hospital order. Medical staff suspected that the father might be suffering from Huntington’s Disease, …

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Human Rights update

Compiled by Hempsons on our behalf, ‘Human Rights update’ is a quarterly update for Human Rights Act leads and others in our Member organisations, who use and apply human rights in their day to day work. The aim is to alert you to key cases, …

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