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Global measles resurging, WHO warns

Measles is a highly contagious disease that in severe cases can lead to complications such as blindness, pneumonia and infection and swelling of the brain. There has been a worldwide resurgence of measles, with many countries experiencing “severe and protracted” outbreaks, last year, a report warns.

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EpiPen shortage ‘worrying’

The makers of the adrenaline injection pen, which is used to treat severe and life-threatening allergic reactions, say that the continuing supply problems are due to manufacturing issues.

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Children ‘failed in the first 1,000 days’ say MPs

The Health and Social Care Committee says that not enough support is provided in the early years to give children the best start in life. It warns that cuts to children’s centres, health visiting and parent support services have left children vulnerable. It urged the government to pay for extra contact with health visitors beyond the age of two and-a-half. Adverse experiences in childhood have been shown to increase the chances of poor health and development later in life. The government has said it will set out plans for early years support in a forthcoming green paper on prevention.

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Shortage of medical staff, including paediatricians, causing concerns

The NHS, Europe’s largest employer, has a workforce of 1.1 million, but 100,000 jobs remain unfilled. The crisis is most acute in nursing, where there are around 40,000 vacancies. Paediatricians, oncologists and doctors are also needed, with nearly 9,000 vacancies currently unfilled.

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15-year legal battle secures £4 million settlement for brain damaged teen

A 16-year-old girl who suffered severely impaired hearing and brain damage after developing pneumococcal meningitis, when just 13-months-old, has been awarded £4 million in damages.

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We are joining over 10,000 lawyers in the London Legal Walk

In a bid to raise money to support free legal advice charities in London and the South East, we have entered a team of ten into the 15th London Legal Walk, taking place on the evening of Monday 17 June. We will be joining over 10,000 lawyers in the event.

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Mental Health Awareness Week

Attwaters Jameson Hill are supporting Mental Health Week which started on the 13th May until Sunday 19th May.

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Attwaters Jameson Hill Achieves Re-accreditation by Law Society’s Clinical Negligence Panel

We are delighted to announce that our Partner and Head of Medical Negligence, Madeline Seibert, has once again been re-accredited by the Law Society’s Clinical Negligence Panel, affirming that both she and the Medical Negligence team continue to demonstrate the highest standards of competence and knowledge in this area of law.

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Secretary of State backs views of local community group, dismissing Bengeo Field quarry appeal

Local residents are delighted to have received a letter from Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, James Brokenshire, upholding Hertfordshire County Council’s decision to refuse planning permission for a quarry at Bengeo Field, Hertford.

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Love Hertford Awards 2019

We are delighted that Attwaters Jameson Hill have been shortlisted for the ‘Love Hertford Awards 2019’ We have made it through to the last three local businesses in the Professional Services Category.

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