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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
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: 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
BBK’s Manifesto for Injured People #ChampioningChange

Over the last eight months, we have been working on Bolt Burdon Kemp’s Manifesto for Injured People. At BBK we are passionate about supporting injured…

By Jonathan Wheeler
Secondary victim conjoined appeal moves the goalposts for claims

New case law has changed the scope for successful claims for secondary victims. It’s an unwelcome step for many, but does clarify some grey areas…

By Awel Roberts
Birth Trauma Inquiry report – my thoughts on the changes proposed to end poor care

An inquiry into traumatic births has called for sweeping changes to the UK’s maternity and postnatal care services. Hundreds of women told harrowing stories of…

By Olivia Boschat
Aortic dissection - why is this still being missed?

It’s been nearly six years since the ‘Think Aorta’ campaign was launched to raise awareness of aortic dissection and improve diagnosis, but 2,000 people are…

By Katie Lovick-Norley
‘We must end the maternity care postcode lottery’ BBK backs calls for inquiry

Mothers and their babies have needlessly come to significant harm or tragically died due to substandard care in too many hospitals in the UK. There…

By Hannah Travis
Silent suffering: Unmasking the gender pain gap

It is widely acknowledged the UK has yet to achieve gender parity when it comes to areas such as education, politics, pay and even healthcare.…

By Elly Parnell
What to expect during and after your cervical smear test

Almost one in three women miss their cervical screening appointments in the UK, meaning cancer-causing changes can go undetected. Bolt Burdon Kemp’s specialist women’s health…

By Katie Lovick-Norley
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
Support for sodium valproate scandal victims proposed – but does it go far enough?

An estimated 20,000 people could potentially access compensation following a report on the sodium valproate scandal. Options for a redress scheme, aimed at compensating children…

By Sally Simpson
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
How PTSD can strike parents after birth due to inadequate maternity care

The Maternity Unit at Hull Royal Infirmary Hospital has recently dropped two ratings to ‘inadequate’. Some of the problems highlighted can lead to PTSD in…

By Mollie Benjamin
Breast cancer: Was your medical treatment negligent?

Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer in the UK, with over 55,000 new cases each year. Breast cancer can affect both men…

By Katie Lovick-Norley
Why I'm supporting the Black Maternal Mental Health Week to help the UK's Black mums

The 4th Black Maternal Mental Health Week is taking place from 25 September to 1 October 2023. Coordinated by The Motherhood Group, the week highlights…

By Olivia Boschat
NHS waiting lists at a record high in England

Statements like the one above have made for all too familiar reading in recent years, but that doesn’t mean we should become apathetic about the…

By Joshua Hughes
Another day, another task force – what difference will this make to maternity services?

In July 2023, the government announced it had established a “Task Force” to identify early when a maternity service is vulnerable and at risk of…

By Jo Chapman
Witness appeal – Mr Khai Sing Lam, spinal surgeon at HCA’s London Bridge Hospital

I represent a client who has suffered life-changing injury following treatment in 2016 under the care of Mr Khai Sing Lam, a consultant orthopaedic and…

By Alex Dabek

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