December 2013 Archive

Can midwives support and supervise?

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It is a tragedy when anyone dies as a result of care received in an NHS hospital. However, for three babies and a mother to die in the same hospital in the 21st Century seems unbelievable. More …

Sexting - is it a crime and can it be stopped?

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Malcolm Johnson was quoted in last Tuesday's Sun, as part of their feature on sex texting or "sexting" which is the sending of texts via mobile phones containing pornographic images of children. More …

Headway Isle of Wight supporter honoured with the Stephen McAleese Award

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I am delighted to report that Ann Cumming was honoured with the Stephen McAleese Outstanding Contribution to Headway Award at the Headway Awards lunch today, held at the Dorchester in London. More …

Bereavement Damages - will they ever be enough?

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Although no figure can ever compensate in full for losing a loved one, APIL have quoted the figure as 'insultingly low'. This sum can also only be claimed by a very narrow category of people who qualify for the award. More …

Changes to legal fees for Mesothelioma Claims

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There have been changes to funding for Mesothelioma Claims which means victims of this disease will no longer be protected against the changes to funding rules that came in generally in April this year. More …

Employees suffer facial acid burns

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Three employees have suffered acid burns to their faces whilst working at an International Chemical Company in Southampton. More …