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Why Covid-19 is still causing delays with the provision of vital cancer services?

Simon Pimlott
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As Covid-19 continues to have a devastating effect on everyday life, the National Health Service (NHS) is still facing mounting challenges to their ability to provide urgent treatment unrelated to Covid-19.   Particular attention has been drawn by the...

Improvements demanded in maternity services at The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust

Malcolm Underhill
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Donna Ockenden, Chair of the Independent Maternity Review, has published her emerging findings report following a request made by the government that there be an “Independent review of the quality of investigations and implementation of their...

Queens Medical Centre and Nottingham City Hospital Maternity Service are Inadequate

Malcolm Underhill
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During the pandemic there has been extra strain put upon the NHS, with the concern that some patients may not be receiving the appropriate level of care and treatment. It is not clear to what extent Covid 19 has impacted upon maternity services at the Queens...

Femicide

Malcolm Underhill
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The prevalence of domestic abuse and domestic violence has been highlighted during the Covid 19 pandemic lockdown because of the increase in the number of reported cases, the vast majority of which are from women, being abused by their male partners. It is a...

Cycling Safety Tips For The Whole Family

Malcolm Underhill
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Whether it’s to boost your fitness, health or save some cash, cycling is a great way to blend fitness and fun at the same time. The number of people cycling has increased over the years. According to the Department of Transport (DPT: cycling statistics...

Catholic Church Criticised over Response to claims of Sexual Abuse

Malcolm Underhill
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The Roman Catholic Church in England and Wales has been criticised for its response to claims of childhood sexual abuse in the Catholic Church. The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) has recently published a report criticising the...

"Culture of Fear" in Gymnastics

Malcolm Underhill
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First published 13 July 2020 (updated 15 October 2020) The recent disclosure by prominent gymnasts may prompt a trickle of similar complaints, although if it follows the experience in other environments, it is far more likely that the trickle will become a...

E-Scooters may be legalised

Malcolm Underhill
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In the summer of 2020 we saw the rollout of the use of is scooters. It is still only permissible to use rental e-scooters on public roads, in a number of pilots across the country, although the Government’s Transport Committee is now recommending that...

Are Politicians listening to victim survivors of sexual assault?

Malcolm Underhill
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As a lawyer who specialises in helping victims of sexual assault it seems to me, over many years, that victim survivors are not dealt with fairly, are treated as inferior to the sexual offenders, and not given sufficient support. One such example is the...

Should tech bosses be jailed for failing to protect children from online abuse?

Malcolm Underhill
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Over the last six months I have talked about keeping children safe online , with the focus on protecting children. However, the NSPCC are now arguing for the technology companies to be accountable for allowing people to abuse children online, proposing...

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