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Kevin Saul

Cauda equina syndrome: What you need to know to be aware of the spinal emergency which lists back pain, numbness and bladder issues among its symptoms

Many people may not have heard of it, but cauda equina syndrome (CES) is an incredibly serious condition – affecting approximately 8,000...

Nicola Handley

Hundreds of Army tanks and vehicles could contain asbestos and why it should be more than a ‘serious concern’

The Ministry of Defence has recently admitted that over 2,000 army tanks and vehicles could contain asbestos containing materials and...

Phoebe Smart

As plans are drawn up to regulate the cosmetic treatments industry what are the key considerations you need to be aware of to stay safe?

The lack of regulation around non-surgical cosmetic treatments in the UK has long been a topical issue, with many calling for more...

Stephanie Clark

Foreseeable deaths in the Military: Do the Ministry of Defence owe a duty of care in cases of suicide?

It's a well-established common law principal, that employers owe their employees a duty of care to take reasonable care of the health and...

Lisa Martin

The EU Directive on asbestos at work: As the European Commission proposes an update, will the UK respond?

Asbestos, a naturally occurring mineral, was once hailed for its heat resistance, strength, and insulating properties. However, its...

Cathryn Godfrey

Study confirms that fatal incidents involving livestock are on the increase

The recent news report of the farmer who shared her story of being injured by cows whilst trying to save her dog is a stark reminder of...

Sarah Coles

Sepsis: What is the life-threatening condition and the red flag symptoms you need to be aware of

I'm sure we've all seen storylines in soap operas along with adverts on the side of ambulances or even we know someone who has had...

Hannah Wall

RAAC in schools and other public buildings: The immediate concerns and how the presence of asbestos could have long-term safety implications

Many will have seen the headlines in the last few days about the issues surrounding RAAC concrete that is forcing more than 100 schools...

Peter Lorence

As figures reveal the extent of speeding on Britain's roads what can be done to improve road safety and reduce casualties?

The Department for Transport has published its 2022 data on the extent to which drivers on Britain’s roads comply with the speed limits. ...