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Georgie Woolmer

Driverless cars: The legal concerns and what measures could be needed to overcome these challenges

Driverless and autonomous vehicle technologies are rapidly transforming the transport industry, offering a range of benefits such as...

Rowen Cobb

NHS maternity services under further scrutiny

Following the Ockenden report, the Mumsnet survey for the Times Health Commission has raised fresh questions over NHS maternity services...

Michaela Longland

New implant offers hope to those with spinal cord injuries

Spinal cord injuries remain an unresolved medical challenge, although a new implant trialled by doctors in Sweden offers new hope to...

Courteney Jackson

As the number of patients taking out private healthcare insurance rises here are the key things to consider when choosing to go private or NHS

With the current NHS backlog at an all-time high, it may not come as a surprise that insurers are reporting an increase in sales of its...

Alice Hall

TBI and the risk of long-term neuro-endocrine disturbance

In cases involving claimants who have suffered a traumatic brain injury, one issue that may arise surrounds possible consequential damage...

David Withers

Return of Acquired Brain Injury Parliamentary Group a welcome move in ensuring people with an ABI can lead a full life

The Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) Parliamentary Group has been reinstated after a year-long absence. It follows an announcement made by the...

Nicola Ashton

Irwin Mitchell welcomes the Association of Paediatric Charted Physiotherapists to Manchester

As an associate solicitor in the medical negligence team at Irwin Mitchell, I've built an excellent relationship with the Association of...

Matthew Smith

How technology and access to rehabilitation are helping people following a spinal cord injury

According to the Spinal Injuries Association, there are approximately 50,000 people in the UK living with a spinal cord injury, with...

David Withers

Study reveals potential dangers of blood clots following spinal cord injury - what it may mean for personal injury cases

Recently, a study published in the journal Nature has revealed new insights into the potential dangers of blood clots following a spinal...

David Withers

Growing numbers of e-bike and e-scooter battery fires are a cause for concern

In recent years, there's been a growing trend in the use of e-bikes and e-scooters. These vehicles offer a convenient and environmentally...

Lucy Poulson

Why securing early rehabilitation following a traumatic brain or spinal injury is key to helping people make the best recovery possible

Traumatic injuries to the brain or spine can be sustained in a variety of ways, such as in a road traffic collision, at work, whilst...

Dominic Riley

Silica: The next asbestos?

Silicon dioxide, also known as silica, is a naturally occurring substance that can be found in minerals such as stone. Silica can exist...

Hannah Wall

Dying Matters Awareness Week

Each year, hospices, healthcare trusts, charities and other organisations get involved in Dying Matters Awareness Week which, this year,...

Charlotte Johnson

Patient safety needs to be a priority as former senior managers raise concerns over care at The Priory

A BBC News article has revealed that two former senior managers at The Priory Group, the biggest single private provider of mental health...

Kayleigh Hunter

Major cancer study on tumour behaviour highlights the need for early diagnosis

Results from one of the most comprehensive studies on tumour evolution were released in April, highlighting the need to focus more on...