Archived Legal Articles from 2017

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The decade long campaign for normal births has been dropped by midwives


The review made by the midwifery standard body will seek to replace the word 'normal birth' with 'physiological birth'. The connotations of 'normal birth' have long been associated with birth without medical interventions such as caesareans, epidurals and instrumental delivery.   Delivery by these…

Reported high emergency surgery cancellations


It is reported in the Times that it is the first time that there has been more than 4000 cancelled urgent operations in the year from July to June, with the highest number in June. "Urgent" operations include those that must be done within hours to save the patient's life, limb or organ.…

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