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Client Care - Vulnerable clients

How would you define vulnerable? If this word was applied to you, would you agree with it? A large number of adults could be considered…

By Amanda Garner
Spinal Injury
The Elizabeth Line – is it A Step (Free) In The Right Direction?

At Bolt Burdon Kemp we are passionate about improving the lives of all people who suffer serious injury and we are always looking at ways…

By Victoria Oliver
Child Brain Injury
The Continuing Scandal of Sodium Valproate Prescription for Pregnant Women

The Sunday Times has recently published an investigation that reveals sodium valproate, an antiepileptic drug, is still being prescribed to pregnant women and women who…

By Sally Simpson
Spinal Injury
I need a carer – What should I do?

Following a catastrophic injury, it is very common for a person to need support that exceeds what their family and friends can provide. For someone…

By Rhiannon Daniel
Child Brain Injury
Be afraid. Be very afraid

Is NHS Litigation Reform the beginning of the end of “full and fair compensation for all?” On 28 April 2022, the House of Commons Health…

By Jo Chapman
Medical Negligence
UK Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week 2022

This week marks UK Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week which runs from Monday 2nd – Sunday 8th May 2022. It is coordinated by The Perinatal…

By Hannah Travis
Medical Negligence
Parents’ concerns about maternity care must be heard and heeded

To improve maternity care, the Shrewsbury and NHS Trust maternity scandal highlights the need to genuinely and compassionately listen to, and act on, parents’ concerns.…

By Joshua Hughes
Child Brain Injury
The Ockendon Report: Unprecedented failings at Shrewsbury and NHS Trust

My heart sank today as I watched the rather impressive senior midwife, Donna Ockenden deliver a press conference on her review of the shocking and…

By Caroline Klage
Spinal Injury
The value of case management and why it should not be underestimated

Talking all things case management:- In this blog with Kerry Tomlinson from Integrated Case Management, we explore the value of case management and why it…

By Rhiannon Daniel
Child Brain Injury
Patient Safety in Maternity Services

As a Child Brain Injury solicitor, I work closely with parents of children who have sustained devastating brain injuries at birth. Most of these parents…

By Sally Simpson
Medical Negligence
Gall Bladder and Bile Duct Injury – A Reader’s Digest

What is your gall bladder? The gallbladder is an oft forgotten part of the digestive tract. It is a small pear shaped organ, measuring approximately…

By Ryan Harvey
Medical Negligence
Prioritising patient care is the key to driving down negligence litigation costs

On 22 September 2021 the government launched a Call for Evidence on behalf of the Health and Social Care Committee entitled NHS Litigation Reform. They…

By Sonita Hayward
Women’s Health
Stillbirth rate increases during COVID-19 pandemic

The Independent has reported that the Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch (‘HSIB’) has investigated whether changes to maternity services during the pandemic affected care given to…

By Olivia Boschat
Women’s Health
Female Urinary Incontinence

Despite it being a common condition, with an estimated 14 million people in the UK suffering from a bladder problem, urinary incontinence is still considered…

By Hannah Travis
Women’s Health
Black Maternal Health Awareness Week

The second annual awareness week to highlight Black women and birthing people’s maternal health outcomes begins this week (13th to 18th September 2021).

By Hannah Travis
Women’s Health
BBK respond to the government’s consultation on Women’s Health Strategy

In June, BBK provided written submissions to the government in response to the Women’s Health Strategy: Call for Evidence. The women’s health consultation opened in…

By Olivia Boschat
Medical Negligence
NHS learning from clinical negligence litigation must empower the claimant

Getting it Right First Time (GIRFT) is a national programme that is designed to improve medical care within the NHS. It seeks to do this…

By Ruby Lake
Spinal Injury
Men’s Health Week – get it together guys… let’s talk…

Being a solicitor who specialises in clinical negligence gives you a unique perspective on healthcare and human behaviour. Writing a blog for Men’s Health Week…

By Tom Lax
Spinal Injury
Supporting Spinal Cord Injury Charities during lockdown

As we ease out of lockdown (hopefully for good this time!), I am looking back at 2020/2021 and reminiscing about some amazing fundraising events which…

By Alex Dabek
Medical Negligence
Tragic death of Baby Clay at Doncaster Royal Infirmary

I was so sad to read about the tragic news of the death of baby Clay, son of Beth and Dan Wankiewicz. They are rightly…

By Hannah Travis

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