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30 June 2022 Shared Insights: Coroners' Question Time

In this session, our speakers discussed fundamentals of disclosure, general points on disclosure & Post-Pandemic, interested Persons & Patient Safety Incident Response, and how we can help & Takeaway Tips.

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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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10 June 2022 Shared Insights: Overview of inquests in relation to deaths in custody

In this session, our speakers discussed gave an overview of inquests in relation to deaths in custody and discussed three key themes; Documentation Provision, Communication, and Decision making. They also discussed Healthcare in a prison setting - manging the unique challenges.

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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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5 April 2022 The Ockenden Final Report – a blueprint for safe maternity care from ward to Board

The much anticipated final Ockenden report was published on 30 March 2020. The final report sets out the findings of the review into care provided to 1,486 families, and sets out a blueprint for safe maternity care.

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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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12 January 2022 Shared Insights: Preparing for 2022 – the big issues for legal teams across health and social care

We were delighted to be joined by Dr Nigel Sturrock, Regional Medical Director for the Midlands at NHS England and NHS Improvement. He gave an overview of the pressures placed on the NHS by the pandemic, including the impact on urgent and emergency care, elective procedures and staffing.

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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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23 March 2021 Shared Insights: The Covid-19 pandemic – the challenges for in house legal teams

This shared insight is on indemnity issues stemming from the Covid-19 pandemic and looks the issues that Trust legal teams have faced over the last 12 months during the pandemic.

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