No Win No Fee.

No Win No Fee Medical Negligence.

Our medical negligence solicitors specialise in No Win No Fee claims.

Our specialist medical negligence solicitors are always ready to support you whether your injuries are relatively minor, or you have experienced significant physical or psychological harm. No matter how difficult the road ahead may seem, we are here to help you.

Our team has experience in handling all kinds of medical negligence claims, to include:

We are recognised in Tier One for the West Midlands in the 2024 edition of The Legal 500, and Band One of Chambers UK, as one of the country’s leading medical negligence teams and have most recently been described as “working diligently, tactically and with great empathy – ensuring their clients not only get the maximum compensation but feel supported and prioritised throughout the litigation process”. We are also accredited by the Law Society and recognised by AVMA (Action Against Medical Accidents) for our expertise in helping those who have been affected by medical negligence.

Our team has been awarded the Specialist Quality Mark by the Legal Aid Agency, making us one of only a small number of firms nationally to hold a contract to provide services which are publicly funded. This prestigious appointment is a testament to the level of expertise and experience in the team.

If you are thinking about pursuing a claim, contact our medical negligence solicitors as soon as possible.

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What is No Win No Fee?

Funding your claim with a No Win No Fee agreement means that you will not be liable to pay your solicitor’s legal fees if your claim is unsuccessful. A solicitor will only proceed with your claim on a No Win No Fee basis if they believe it has reasonable prospects of success.

What Costs Will I Pay if I Win my Claim?

If you are successful in winning your claim, you will be awarded compensation from your opponent. In these circumstances the general rule is that your opponent will also be ordered to pay your reasonable legal costs.

Shortfall

It is unlikely however that you will recover all of your legal costs from your opponent. As such, you will be expected to pay the difference between the legal costs recovered from your opponent and the costs actually incurred in winning your claim. This is known as the shortfall.

The shortfall will be deducted from the compensation you receive.

Success fee

In addition to the shortfall a success fee will be payable. This is charged to account for the risk of the solicitor taking on a case on the basis that they will be paid nothing if the claim is unsuccessful.

The success fee is however capped by law at 25% of the amount of compensation that you have been awarded for general damages (for pain, suffering and loss of amenity) and also any past losses.

The success fee is not payable by your opponent and will therefore also be deducted from your compensation.

Guarantee

Lanyon Bowdler are committed to ensuring you retain the majority of the compensation you are awarded. We therefore guarantee that any deductions we make from your compensation, to cover the shortfall and success fee will not exceed 30% of your total compensation.

Your No Win No Fee Medical Negligence Claims questions answered

Could I be liable for costs if I lose?

Under a No Win No Fee agreement you will not be liable for your own solicitor’s costs if your claim is unsuccessful however, you will be responsible for your own disbursements. Disbursements are third party expenses such as court fees or medical expert fees.

In terms of your opponent’s fees, the general rule is that if they have successfully defended the claim you will not have to pay their costs. However, you will also be responsible for your opponent’s costs if you are ordered to pay the same.

Even if your No Win No Fee claim is unsuccessful, there are ways of protecting you from costs you may be ordered to pay a successful defendant. The legislation around such involves a system known as ‘Qualified One-Way Costs Shifting’ (QOCS).

QOCS means that your opponent will generally be ordered to pay your costs if you are successful but, subject to certain exceptions, you will not have to pay the Defendant’s costs if you are unsuccessful. As such, costs will only flow one way.

This is designed to offer Claimants costs protection on the basis that Claimants can bring a valid claim against a Defendant but, if the claim is unsuccessful the Claimants do not need to be concerned about the Defendants potentially enforcing large costs orders against them. However, there are situations where you can lose the protection of QOCS.

The most common situation is where the Defendant obtains an order for costs where the Claimant has been successful. In this scenario the Defendant can enforce their costs order against the damages, interest and costs awarded to the Claimant.

If this situation were to occur in your claim this would reduce the compensation that you would ultimately receive.

We therefore generally advise our claimants to obtain After the Event Insurance (ATE) or other suitable legal protection insurance to protect you in these circumstances. Lanyon Bowdler’s team can arrange this for you, ensuring you receive the best possible protection against unforeseen costs.

Should I get legal protection insurance?

In the unfortunate event of your claim being unsuccessful, you will be liable for your own disbursements. As advised above, there may also be circumstances when you are liable for some of your opponent’s costs. As such, it is likely that you will be advised to take out an insurance policy to protect you against these risks. This is known as an After the Event (ATE) insurance policy and is something which we are able to arrange on your behalf.

Should your claim be unsuccessful, the cost of the insurance cover is self-insured, and you will not be liable for any charges related to it. You will only need to pay the cost of the policy if you win your claim.

If your claim is successful then part of the cost of the policy is recoverable from your opponent. The remainder of the cost will need to be paid by you and is deducted from the compensation you receive.

How much can I win?

The amount of compensation you may receive from a successful claim depends on many different factors. The court may consider, when calculating your compensation award, the following factors:

  • How severe are the injuries you have sustained
  • How long of a recovery period you may be facing, and if a full recovery is predicted
  • Medical costs, both past and those that can reasonably be predicted
  • Home or vehicle adaptation costs
  • Loss of earnings, past and future, and pension

Our medical negligence solicitors will assess your situation carefully in order to try and secure the maximum compensation for you in the event that your claim is successful.

How long does a claim take?

The time it can take for your claim to reach a settlement can vary greatly, depending on the extent of your injuries and recovery time. Generally speaking, medical negligence claims take time to investigate and progress, and on average can take up to three years before conclusion.

Depending on the severity of the injuries involved, and the gravity of the prognosis, the legal process surronding medical negligence claims, and claiming compensation for your pain and suffering, may be far longer. There are, however, options for those involved in these claims to obtain partial compensation before reaching a final settlement, such as interim payments if admissions of negligence have been made.

Will I need to go to court?

Most medical negligence claims never make it to court – they are either settled by negotiation or are abandoned if there are deemed to be low prospects of success. However, for some cases, formal court proceedings may be necessary, and sometimes cases can go to trial.

We understand that bringing your case to a court can be stressful. We will always aim to settle your claim outside of court if it is possible to secure you the compensation you deserve. However, if we deem that court proceedings are necessary, we will provide expert guidance through the court process.

You can be assured of the highest standard of legal representation at all times – whether in or out of court.

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What our clients say.

Communication was second to none. Thank you.

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Telford

Since dealing with Lanyon Bowdler they have been diligent, efficient and at all times very helpful along with being structured in dealing with matters, fees and clarity on all levels. Thank you.

Michael
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I was clearly informed of progress step by step. The service you provided was very good.

Peter Weston
Shrewsbury

All work carried out effectively and efficiently.

Hubert Jones
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An excellent service with solicitors that you can talk to and who give you a clear understanding of all necessary legal implications and interpretations.

Eric
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From start to finish we had excellent service. Friendly, approachable and professional.

Carl Gittins
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Very clear, concise advice and guidance, easy to understand.

Ian Jamieson
Telford

Over the last seven years I have been represented by Lanyon Bowdler in a clinical negligence case. Throughout this time, I put my complete trust in the firm and they did not let me down.

Darren
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My solicitor kept me informed on everything in the five years that it took to have a successful claim.

Gill
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Good service provided throughout with clear communication throughout with all options explored.

Lee

I can thoroughly recommend the highly professional and supportive service received over the last few months.

Heather
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Responsive, supportive, approachable, clear and empathetic.

Lisa Thacker

Professional and prompt communication. Supportive and client focused.

Lisa Thacker
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Whenever I have had need to contact Lanyon Bowdler I have always received a fast, concise and friendly response.

Lee Mortimer
UK Case Management

Definitely would use Lanyon Bowdler again if I need the use of a solicitor.

Mark Bowkett
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Smooth and efficient service from very professional firm.

Tim
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We were particularly impressed with the quality of work, the speed and excellent communication.

Allenby Douglas Ltd
Oswestry

Very friendly and approachable. Very good advice

Ivor Brown
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Great Service; Lanyon Bowdler were excellent from the outset. Straightforward and easy process. I just sat back and waited.

Paul Rowe
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Our first experience with a medical claim has been made that much more painless by the clear and consistent advice provided to date, thank you.

Peter
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Everything has been professional, efficient and courteous throughout and we are very pleased, both with the service and with the eventual outcome of our case. Everything was first class and exceeded our expectations. Thank you again for providing such splendid service. It is really appreciated.

Mr N J & Dr S J Browne
Llanfyllin

Contact Lanyon Bowdler’s No Win No Fee Medical Negligence Solicitors

If you have been injured by negligent medical treatment, we can help you claim the compensation you deserve.

We are a leading law firm with specialist No Win No Fee medical negligence solicitors based in Shropshire, Herefordshire and North Wales. Our team of specialists can support you through the process of claiming compensation for your pain, suffering, and loss of amenities. We can help your path to recovery, and offer legal guidance on a No Win No Fee basis.

Contact a member of our team today, or fill the contact form on this page to hear back from us.

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Meet the team.

Beth Heath
Beth Heath
Partner
Medical Negligence
Emma Broomfield
Emma Broomfield
Partner
Medical Negligence
Laura Weir
Laura Weir
Partner
Medical Negligence
Lucy Small
Lucy Small
Partner
Medical Negligence
Isabella Drummond
Isabella Drummond
Paralegal Apprentice
Personal Injury | Medical Negligence
Phoebe Blythin
Phoebe Blythin
Legal Support Assistant
Medical Negligence
Bryn Auger
Bryn Auger
Legal Support Assistant
Medical Negligence
Rebecca Asquith
Rebecca Asquith
Legal Support Assistant
Medical Negligence
Martin Hood
Martin Hood
Solicitor
Medical Negligence
Ola Muras
Ola Muras
Legal Support Assistant
Medical Negligence
Emma Hart
Emma Hart
Solicitor
Medical Negligence
Natasha Gibbons
Natasha Gibbons
Associate Solicitor
Medical Negligence
Georgia Bennett
Georgia Bennett
Legal Support Assistant
Medical Negligence
Amy Bills
Amy Bills
Solicitor
Medical Negligence
Sophie Bridges
Sophie Bridges
Solicitor
Medical Negligence
Nicole Smith
Nicole Smith
Legal Support Assistant
Medical Negligence
Kelly Reynolds
Kelly Reynolds
Trainee Solicitor
Medical Negligence
Sarah Martin
Sarah Martin
Costs Draftsman
Medical Negligence | Personal Injury
Andrew Morris
Andrew Morris
Trainee Costs Draftsman
Medical Negligence | Personal Injury
Adam Hodson
Adam Hodson
Associate Solicitor
Medical Negligence
David Hughes
David Hughes
Costs Manager
Medical Negligence | Personal Injury
Kate Ivey
Kate Ivey
Legal Assistant (ACILEX)
Medical Negligence
Alicia Johns
Alicia Johns
Chartered Legal Executive
Medical Negligence
Kay Kelly
Kay Kelly
Consultant
Medical Negligence
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Multi Million Pound Settlement following Avoidable Birth Injury

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Meningitis Case – £4m Awarded

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Out of Court Settlement after Newborn Baby Tragically Dies

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Beth Heath • 26 Feb 2024
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Psychiatric Injury to Mother Following Birth of Child with Life Changing Injuries

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Ruptured Ovarian Cyst

In January 1995 the deceased underwent surgery following the discovery of a large ovarian cyst. During the course of the...
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Highest Ever Award for Single Lower Limb Amputee

Having been hospitalised for three months, upon discharge she was only able to mobilise with a wheelchair and adaptation...
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Delay in Treatment Causes Severe Vision Impairment in Teenager

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Delay in Diagnosis of Tumour

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Beth Heath • 26 Feb 2024
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Delay in Diagnosis of Bowel Cancer Leading to Shortened Life Expectancy

Mrs G had attended her GP with abdominal pain and bowel related symptoms. Blood results also showed low iron levels....
Beth Heath • 26 Feb 2024
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Delay in Diagnosis and Treatment of Ulnar Collateral Ligament

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Beth Heath • 26 Feb 2024
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Delay in Diagnosis and Treatment of Eptopic Pregnancy

We obtained our client’s medical records and took a detailed statement from her. The records were collated and analyse...
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Delay in Detection of Cervical Cancer

The Consultant failed to heed the advice of the Pathologist, suspicious of the findings of the biopsy and unhappy with t...
Beth Heath • 26 Feb 2024
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Damage to Bile Duct During Laparoscopic Surgery

The injury to the bile duct caused the claimant to develop acute jaundice and it was necessary for her to undergo open r...
Beth Heath • 26 Feb 2024
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Damages Recovered for Loss of Dependency

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Beth Heath • 26 Feb 2024
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Damages Awarded After Loss of Sperm Samples

C wanted to preserve his semen because of his desire to have a family in the future and as such entered an arrangement w...
Beth Heath • 26 Feb 2024
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Compensation Rewarded to Widow Following Death of Husband During Surgery

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Beth Heath • 26 Feb 2024
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Compensation for Trapped Nerve Damage After Plate Insertion

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Beth Heath • 26 Feb 2024
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Settlement Following Delay in Treatment for Marfan Syndrome

A fatal claim by the widower on behalf of himself and three dependent children following the death of his wife of multi-...
Beth Heath • 26 Feb 2024
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Compensation for Plastic Surgery Blunder

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Beth Heath • 26 Feb 2024
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Compensation for Delay in Diagnosing Cyst

The claimant alleged that if the treatment had been undertaken in November 2001, the procedure would have been more stra...
Beth Heath • 26 Feb 2024
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Six Figure Settlement for Family after Negligence Claim

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Beth Heath • 26 Feb 2024
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Clinical Negligence Resulting In Paraplegia

During his stay in hospital he developed symptoms of infection to include urinary retention, increased temperature and s...
Beth Heath • 26 Feb 2024
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Stillbirth should have been Avoided

Lanyon Bowdler’s clinical negligence team settled a tragic case for C relating to the stillbirth of her son in January...
Beth Heath • 26 Feb 2024
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Claim for Extraction of Wrong Tooth

The records confirm that when attempting to elevate the roots of UR7, UR8 was accidentally extracted as well....
Beth Heath • 26 Feb 2024
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Successful Claim Following Complications During Hysterectomy

Following abnormalities identified on a routine smear test, the claimant opted to undergo a hysterectomy....
Beth Heath • 26 Feb 2024
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Claim for Damages After Failed Sterilisation

Proceedings were issued on 26 March 2009 and the case continued to be defended by D after service of the schedule of los...
Beth Heath • 26 Feb 2024
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Claim Following Hip Surgery

As a result of the operation the claimant was significantly disabled. She continued to work but with difficulty and her ...
Beth Heath • 26 Feb 2024
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Twenty Week Scan Failed To Detect Serious Birth Defects

G’s instructions were that a 20 week scan carried out during her pregnancy failed to detect serious birth defects that...
Beth Heath • 26 Feb 2024
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Unnecessary Hysterectomy Causing Permanent Pain And Disability

During an operation an injury was caused to the claimant’s bladder but it was not identified or repaired. ...
Beth Heath • 26 Feb 2024
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Wrongful Birth Case

A claim arising out of the wrongful birth of twin daughters who tragically passed away aged only 8 and 16 months respect...
Beth Heath • 26 Feb 2024
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Death of Young Mother of Three Could Have Been Avoided

The Trust’s Serious Incident Investigation Report revealed significant failings in care....
Laura Weir • 01 Feb 2024
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Settlement Received For Delay Of Treatment Claim

The claim arose out of failures by the breast clinic to carry out a core biopsy on presentation, causing a delay of 14 m...
Beth Heath • 01 Aug 2023
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Six Figure Settlement Received Within One Year

This is a true example of working collaboratively with the NHS Resolution to reach timely settlement and should be repli...
Laura Weir • 27 Jul 2023
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Six Figure Settlement Obtained For Psychiatric Injuries Following Traumatic Birth

Throughout this pregnancy, Mrs XD developed a strong instinct that something would go wrong with the second twin if deli...
18 Jul 2023
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Misfiled Radiology Report Causes Catastrophic Harm

Mr L originally presented to Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH) in 2011 with suspected kidney stones....
18 Jul 2023
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Hospital Missed Key Symptoms Leading To Life Changing Injury

Cauda Equina Syndrome requires emergency hospital admission and may require emergency surgery, because the longer it goe...
18 Jul 2023
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The inspirational story of MP Craig Mackinlay reminds us to be aware of the risks and dangers of sepsis, and how de...
Georgia Bennett • 11 Jun 2024
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The Clinical Negligence Stigma

As a claimant clinical negligence solicitor who solely represents people who have been injured as a result of medic...
Natasha Gibbons • 30 May 2024
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Sailing with the Wind of Change: AvMA’s Fiv...

AvMA's five year strategy aims to transform trust in healthcare providers and improve the lives of people who have ...
Bryn Auger • 10 May 2024
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National Learning Report Released Today Hig...

The Maternity and Newborn Safety Investigations (MNSI) has today released a national learning report that highlight...
Laura Weir • 08 May 2024
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Introducing ‘Martha’s Rule’ – a Step in the...

As of April 2024, hospitals throughout England will be offered funding in order to implement ‘Martha’s Rule’ which ...
Emma Hart • 22 Apr 2024
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Trust Your Gut – Bowel Cancer Awarene...

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Ola Muras • 02 Apr 2024
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Inspirational Brain Injury Conference a Major Success

An event in Shrewsbury to celebrate inspirational people who battled back from life-changing brain injuries has been dec...
Lanyon Bowdler Featured on the Shropshire Live Website • 21 Mar 2024
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A Voice for Hidden Disabilities – Lucy Small and Special Guest Anna Redding

Anna was starved of oxygen at birth, and in this episode she chats with clinical negligence solicitor, Lucy Small about ...
Published • 21 Mar 2024
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Costs in Clinical Negligence Claims – Alicia Johns and Emma Farrington

Lanyon Bowdler will continue to help those affected by medical negligence seek justice....
Published • 21 Mar 2024
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Hydrotherapy at Home: Damages, Evidence & A Stag Do In Budapest! – Sophie Bridges and Martin Hood

Solicitors Sophie Bridges and Martin Hood talk about hydrotherapy for patients with spinal cord, brain or orthopaedic in...
Published • 21 Mar 2024
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Maternity: Call for a Four-Nation Inquiry – Laura Weir and Kayleigh Griffiths MBE

During this episode Laura Weir is joined by Kayleigh Griffiths to discuss the need for safer maternity care in the UK....
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