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Former Holmewood House teacher charged with sexual abuse offences

A former teacher has been charged following allegations of non-recent sexual abuse at Holmewood House Prep School in Kent. Neil Scott, now aged 75, was…

By Hayley Chapman
Rollercoaster injuries – who is responsible and what can you do?

Theme parks and fairgrounds offer joy, excitement, and adventure to visitors. As exhilarating as they can be, there is a fine line between thrill-seeking and…

By Ellen McGreevy
Raising awareness of prostate cancer symptoms this Men's Health Week

In recognition of Men’s Health Week which runs between 10-16 June 2024, I wanted to talk about prostate cancer – the most common form of…

By Joshua Hughes
Putting carers on the map during National Carers Week

This week is National Carers Week, an annual campaign in the UK to raise awareness about unpaid carers and the challenges they face. As a…

By Kimberly Mendonca
Helicopter crews claim ‘exhaust fumes caused their cancer’ as they sue MOD

The Ministry of Defence (MOD) is accused of knowingly exposing service personnel to cancer-causing chemicals for almost 20 years. Crew members who served on helicopters…

By Jennifer Ellis
BBK Manifesto: Supporting stroke survivors with rehabilitation prescriptions

We call for improved use of Rehabilitation Prescriptions. In 2010, the Clinical Advisory Group recommended every patient admitted to a Major Trauma Centre should have their rehabilitation…

By Hokman Wong
BBK Manifesto: Reform the law on apologies in civil proceedings

The law on apologies in civil proceedings should be updated to ensure survivors of abuse are more likely to receive an apology. Section 2 of…

By Abbie Hickson
BBK Manifesto: Making courtrooms more accessible and safe

In 2020 we conducted research into the accessibility of Britian’s civil and criminal courthouses and the results were shaming. In our research we used 11…

By Jonathan Wheeler
BBK Manifesto: Stop the delays in our justice system

Our justice system is creaking under the weight of the severe backlog of cases affecting criminal, civil and coroners’ courts. This poses a severe threat…

By Jennifer Ellis
BBK Manifesto: Provide funding for the National Suspected Cauda Equina Syndrome (CES) Pathway

Hospitals are failing to implement a vital clinical protocol to diagnose and treat patients with the spinal emergency condition Cauda Equina Syndrome due to a…

By Victoria Oliver
BBK Manifesto: Improve education and awareness about Cauda Equina Syndrome

CES is a spinal surgical emergency that can lead to lower limb paralysis and loss of bowel, bladder and sexual function. We call for increased…

By Victoria Oliver
BBK Manifesto: Invest in medical research into women’s health

There has been five times as many studies into male erectile dysfunction (ED) than premenstrual syndrome (PMS), despite less than 20% of men suffering from…

By Katie Lovick-Norley
BBK Manifesto: Create more spinal injury rehabilitation centres

BBK is calling for more specialised spinal injury rehabilitation centres across England and Wales to prevent families travelling up to 10 hours a day for…

By Victoria Oliver
BBK Manifesto: End the maternity care postcode lottery

BBK is calling for a centralised approach to maternity care to ensure consistent, high-quality health guidance for all women in the UK, irrespective of their…

By Hannah Travis
BBK Manifesto: Educate society about the effects of brain injury

When a person sustains a brain injury, particularly in adulthood, attempts to hide the effects of their brain injury are common. The injured person may…

By Laura Barlow
BBK Manifesto: Conduct a nationwide review into maternity care and birth trauma

We are supporting calls from the Maternity Safety Alliance for a national inquiry into maternity care in our Manifesto for Injured People. There have been…

By Olivia Boschat
BBK Manifesto: Oblige ACAS to notify workers of the civil claims route

Workplace experts ACAS should be made to inform employees of all the legal avenues available to them, including civil claims, when they’re contacted for advice,…

By Thomas Beale
BBK Manifesto: Treat whistleblowers in the NHS fairly

The Government must protect whistleblowers and listen to the concerns they raise. Better reporting from staff within the NHS will help improve the service for…

By Joshua Hughes
BBK Manifesto: Define bullying in legislation

BBK is calling for a legal definition of workplace bullying to protect workers’ rights. Currently, bullying is not clearly defined in UK legislation. As a…

By Thomas Beale
BBK Manifesto: Eradicate health inequality for those from ethnic minority communities

The NHS must prioritise raising awareness of conditions that specifically impact ethnic minorities, BBK says after discovering huge disparities in care experiences. Our Manifesto for…

By Olivia Boschat

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