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Call for urgent inquiry into assisted dying.

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From time to time the media have reported unsuccessful legal challenges to the current law on assisted dying. Those who have appealed for reviews of the current situation now have an influential and articulate new ally. One of the...

Claims and Court cases - CNCI update.

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The current Covid-19 situation is a troubling time for all, and those who might have considered embarking upon a claim arising from serious injury may feel tempted to postpone taking any action until things have settled. However, those who have...

Risks of polypharmacy.

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Families responsible for the care of older relatives must be alert to the serious health risks posed by polypharmacy, the excessive consumption of multiple prescription drugs. Growing concern about polypharmacy follows a 2019 report, More Harm Than...

The injustice of CICA rules

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Press coverage of child abuse cases has, in recent years, helped to shed some light upon what would otherwise be a hidden and shameful episode in our history. We are all now much better informed about the terrible abuse inflicted upon children both in the...

Consent ... but not as we know it.

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As Britain is a mature, stable, democracy millions of us place our trust in our national organisations and institutions every day. Almost unquestioningly we send our toddlers to nurseries, step on international flights, ride in taxis and dine out because...

Headway - making a difference.

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The brain injury charity Headway have recently re-launched their GP campaign to call once more for Headway supporters across the UK to get their message out to GPs. The re-launch has come at a time when according the to Royal College of General...