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Thorneycroft News for July 2014

East Cheshire Hospice Skydive

24th July 2014

See Natasha in action at the East Cheshire Hospice Skydive on the video and picture gallery below. Anyone who hasn’t already, this should persuade you to donate. Simply visit Natasha’s JustGiving page or text NLSS50 plus either £2 £5 £10 to 70070.

Skydive raises £926 and counting in aid of East Cheshire Hospice

14th July 2014

Natasha Scragg bravely took to the skies at the weekend and jumped out of a plane as part of the East Cheshire Hospice Daredevil Programme!

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DIY executors can be a false economy!

30th July 2014

Recent figures out from the Chancery Division show there were 368 claims lodged for breach of fiduciary duty in 2013, up from 107 on the previous 12 months.

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Blackpools Victoria Hospital leaves boy for six hours without treatment after seizure.

30th July 2014

Bad news for Victoria Hospital after an angry parent goes public about her recent experience with her son in the hospitals care.

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NHS blunder leaves 800+ potential cancer patients wrongly discharged

30th July 2014

West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust revealed that 810 patients were not chased up after they had missed urgent cancer appointments.

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Boy robbed of his childhood after medical staff fail to spot blindness

28th July 2014

A diagnosis delay has mean that a boy has slipped through the net and spent most of his childhood being unable to see clearly.

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United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust remains in special measures

28th July 2014

Lincolnshire’s main hospital trust will remain in special measures for another six months after a recent inspection revealed work is still to be done.

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Payout for late diagnosis of meningitis

21st July 2014

A nine year old girl has received a £5.5 million compensation payout after Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust failed to spot she had meningitis when she was 8 months old and sent her home with a 39.9 degree temperature.

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New flexible working rules are in

18th July 2014

A reminder that all employees with six months’ service now have the right to request flexible working under new rules which came into force on 30 June this year.

The essential point for employers to remember is that requests are just that. They can be refused on a wide number of grounds, including the cost to the business or the inability to cover work. 

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Discrimination law in the UK could include obesity

18th July 2014

Discrimination law in the UK could expand to include obesity. Current equality laws do not protect people who are discriminated against because of their size or weight. But this could change if the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) decides in favour of a Danish childminder who says he was sacked for being too fat.  

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