Next in our series of ebriefings on the Government’s Green Paper: Transforming public procurement; looking at the Chapter 4 proposal to change the basis of contract awards.
The national study, Why Asthma still kills, involved a detailed examination of the circumstances surrounding 195 deaths from asthma in the UK in 2012. In total, the UK recorded 1,242 deaths from asthma during this year – meaning that we have some of the highest death rates in Europe.
The review found that 46% of deaths could have been avoided with better care and that there was “room for improvement” in the care received by 86% of those who died – statistics that the charity Asthma UK, which works hard to support the families of asthma sufferers, describes as “heart-breaking”.
The report calls for better monitoring and improved education for doctors, nurses, patients and carers and those involved in the report have warned that despite the challenges currently faced by the NHS there is a clear need “to prioritise asthma care in order to reduce deaths in the UK.”
Our team of clinical negligence specialists at Anthony Collins Solicitors have experience at handling cases that tragically involve deaths from asthma. We recognise and understand the issues that are involved with these cases and we are able to guide the families through the legal process with sensitivity and care. This can often involve helping families through an Inquest, as well as offering advice and assistance in relation to advancing a negligence claim.
For more information
If you would like to discuss a potential claim in confidence; or if you are concerned about ongoing aspects of asthma management then please contact Charlotte Measures, an Associate Solicitor in our clinical negligence team, on 0121 212 7878 or via firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Academies Financial Handbook is updated annually by the Department for Education and the Education and Skills Funding Agency; it contains a number of governance requirements for academy trusts.
Supreme Court publishes key decision for those working in the UK’s gig economy.
The 'Chocolate Snowman Appeal' is an amazing initiative that Anthony Collins Solicitors' (ACS) employees take part in every year.
The Building Safety Bill (the Bill) is said to be the most significant and wide-ranging change to the regulatory environment for higher risk building (HRBs) for over 45 years.
On 4 November 2020, the Restriction of Public Exit Payments Regulations 2020 (the Regulations) came into force; exit payments for the public sector were capped at £95,000.
The case was brought by the Official Receiver who sought disqualification orders under section 6 of the Company Directors Disqualification Act 1986 (CDDA 1986) against the seven trustees of Kids Company and its CEO. It illustrates well the tension between the role of a fulltime paid CEO of a large charity and the role of its board as voluntary trustees/directors.
At the end of 2020, The Charity Governance Code was updated or 'refreshed' as it is termed on its website.
Anthony Collins Solicitors is today (Thursday 11 February) revealing the scale of its social impact during 2020.
In their first podcast of this series, current and future trainees will discuss their journey and route to securing a training contract at Anthony Collins Solicitors.
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