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Opinion  |  21:11:23
How to request medical records for someone who has died
Ali Cloak explains what you might need to know when you are hoping to access the medical records of someone who has died.
MBRRACE UK report brings to life data behind maternal deaths and suggests key actions that could save lives - RWK Goodman - Nov 2023
Opinion  |  07:11:23
MBRRACE UK report brings to life data behind maternal deaths and suggests key actions that could save lives
In October, MBRRACE-UK released a comprehensive report looking at the cause of deaths of women while pregnant and up to a year after being pregnant.
Opinion  |  26:10:23
Independent report demands more must be done to learn lessons from the inquest process
This week, the Independent Advisory Panel on Deaths in Custody produced a report looking at how effective the PFD process is and how it can be improved.
Case Study  |  31:08:23
Coroner concludes neglect in relation to pressure sore management which contributed to death of Alan Nippard
Holly Sumbler from our inquest team acts for the family of Alan Nippard who died under the care of Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust. TheCoroner concluded that the failings in care amounted...
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Opinion  |  27:07:23
Prevention of Future Deaths (PFD) Reports – what you need to know
Here we explain what you need to know about PFD reports, including what they are, how they are brought about, and what happens when they are produced.
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Opinion  |  26:07:23
What is the role of a jury in an inquest?
Our latest blog, part of a series on the inquest process, considers when and how a coroner must call a jury and the role of a jury in the inquest process.
Opinion  |  24:07:23
How to challenge a serious incident or root cause analysis report if you disagree
Incident reports are intended to establish the causes and contributory factors of a death or other avoidable event. For this reason they are very important, and something that should be taken very seriously by the trust or organisation completing them.
Opinion  |  20:07:23
No More Deaths: Speaking with INQUEST about their call for a National Oversight Mechanism
It is said that those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it, a saying which resonates deeply with INQUEST, the only charity in England and Wales dedicated to working alongside...
Opinion  |  15:05:23
Post mortem examinations and inquests – what you need to know
After a loved one dies, a post mortem may need to take place to investigate the cause of death. This post considers the role of the post mortem in the context of a coroner’s...
Opinion  |  16:02:23
The impact of racism within NHS maternity care
Kerstin Scheel takes a look at how the NHS is addressing inequalities in maternity healthcare that have been raised in recent years.
Case Study  |  14:02:23
Inquest into prison death raises significant concerns over health provision and duty of candour
Ali Cloak and Holly Sumbler acted for a family in an inquest into the death of a man at HMP Lowdham Grange (referred to here as C), where the jury returned a conclusion of...
Opinion  |  02:12:22
Why RWK Goodman supports National Grief Awareness Week 2023
Ali Cloak explains the goals of National Grief Awareness Week and what you can do to get involved.
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