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16 June 2022 The impact of COVID-19 on maternal deaths

HSIB published its report on Maternal deaths during the first wave of COVID-19. The report takes a closer look at the impact that COVID-19 had during the initial period of March to May 2020.

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30 May 2022 “MARSIPAN” Guidelines replaced with the Medical Emergencies in Eating Disorders Guidance

The Royal College of Psychiatrists has produced updated guidance to help frontline staff and clinicians identify and treat patients with eating disorders before the illness becomes a medical emergency.

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27 May 2022 Learning from Emergency Medicine compensation claims

Every year a high number of patients attend Emergency Departments (EDs) in England, often presenting with complex and wide-ranging symptoms. Many of these challenges were explored in the Getting It Right First Time Emergency Medicine Report, published in 2021.

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12 May 2022 Mental Health Awareness Week 9th-15th May 2022: Connection is Key

This week is Maternal Mental Health Awareness week, a campaign organised and led by the Maternal Mental Health Alliance (MMHA) member of the Perinatal Mental Health Partnership UK and is designed to raise public and professional awareness of perinatal mental health problems. MMHA is a UK-wide charity which works collaboratively with health professionals and families to bring care to those affected by perinatal mental health problems.

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21 March 2022 LPS - it’s out

The long-awaited draft Mental Capacity Act Code of Practice, including the Liberty Protection Safeguards (“LPS”), has landed.

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18 March 2022 Covid-19: Government’s U-Turn for mandatory vaccination for health and social care workers following consultation

Since 11 November 2021, workers in regulated care homes in England have been required to be vaccinated against Covid-19, unless they are exempt in accordance with the Health and Social Care Act 2008.

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21 January 2022 Care home worker fairly dismissed for refusing Covid-19 vaccination

The Tribunal considered whether a care home worker was unfairly dismissed following her refusal to be vaccinated against Covid-19. It is important to note the Claimant’s dismissal pre-dated the compulsory vaccination regulations in force from November 2021.

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13 January 2022 Paul v Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust and Purchase v Ahmed

The Court of Appeal has given judgment on three cases where close relatives claimed compensation for psychiatric injuries suffered as a consequence of witnessing the collapse of their loved ones.

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17 December 2021 LPS delayed formally confirmed

The government has now confirmed that LPS implementation will not take place in April 2022.

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17 September 2021 World Patient Safety Day 2021 - safe maternal and newborn care

Given the ongoing scrutiny of maternity services following publication of the Ockenden preliminary report in December 2020, it is timely that World Patient Safety Day on 17 September 2021 has a focus on safe maternal and newborn care.

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