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Government rebuttal of disability strategy criticism does little to reassure public

The Government has hit out at criticism of its National Disability Strategy after MPs said plans were impractical. The strategy, published in July 2021, aims…

By Ellen McGreevy
Britain’s first Birth Trauma Inquiry launched – and you can help change policy

Parents and maternity professionals are being invited to tell their experiences of traumatic births for a Government inquiry which could change NHS policy. The inquiry…

By Hannah Travis
Women’s health ‘not priority area’ researchers admit – and it’s impacting medical and legal outcomes

Women are being left at the “back of the queue” when it comes to their health, medical researchers have claimed. Reproductive health problems such as…

By Katie Lovick-Norley
Unacceptable lack of employer support for menstrual and menopausal symptoms laid bare in report

Bullied, harassed and victimised. That’s how some women in the workplace say they’re treated if they need to take time off for period-related issues. For…

By Thomas Beale
Urgent action needed to tackle shameful race discrimination in NHS maternity care

It is both shameful and unacceptable that in 2023, racism is resulting in poorer maternity care in the NHS. The Women and Equalities Committee, chaired…

By Caroline Klage
Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month 2023

March is ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. This campaign is really important for raising awareness about the disease, as according to statistics from Cancer Research UK,…

By Katie Lovick-Norley
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Worcestershire Royal Hospital – CQC report results in maternity unit downgrade

Sadly, a recent report by the Care and Quality Commission (CQC) into Worcestershire Royal Hospital Maternity unit has led to the unit being downgraded from…

By Hannah Travis
Menstruation to Menopause – A Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Woman’s Journey

To register for our Menstruation to Menopause webinars please email: events@boltburdonkemp.co.uk This May and June the Spinal Injury Team at Bolt Burdon Kemp are delighted…

By Victoria Oliver
Stillbirth and Neonatal Death in Twin Pregnancy

The latest reports into maternity care carried out by MBRRACE (Mothers and Babies: Reducing Risk through Audits and Confidential Enquiries Across the UK) have been…

By Olivia Boschat
Maternal Deaths – latest MBRRACE report

The latest reports into maternity care carried out by MBRRACE (Mothers and Babies: Reducing Risk through Audits and Confidential Enquiries Across the UK) have been…

By Olivia Boschat
Cwm Taf Maternity Failings

A recent report by the Independent Maternity Services Oversight Panel (Imsop) has found that a shocking two thirds of women could have had a different…

By Hannah Travis

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