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Raising awareness of spinal cord injury

18th May 2016

Posted by: Your Legal Friend

Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Day takes place on May 20th 2016 and is an important opportunity to raise awareness of the life-changing impact the condition can have.



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Action for brain injury week - where to turn

11th May 2016

Posted by: Your Legal Friend

Every year, leading UK brain charity Headway organises Action for Brain Injury Week to raise awareness of the devastating effects of Acquired Brain Injury (ABI). This year it takes place from May 9th-15th.


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Know your healthcare rights? Survey reveals gap in understanding

11th May 2016

Posted by: Your Legal Friend

New research by law firm Your Legal Friend has found that almost two thirds of Britons (64%) do not fully understand their right to make an informed choice when receiving medical treatment, whilst almost a quarter (22%) admit they are not aware of the right at all. 


Hospital corridor

Referral waiting times - why the 8% matters

27th April 2016

Posted by: Your Legal Friend

The NHS has many amazing people working hard every day to deliver the highest level of care possible. A key barometer of performance is the target of starting treatment for 92% of non-urgent patients* within 18 weeks of referral from a GP.


Safety at work

Safety at work: knowing your rights

27th April 2016

Posted by: Your Legal Friend

Workers’ Memorial Day, which remembers those who have lost their lives through workplace accidents and illness, and international event World Day for Safety and Health at Work, both help highlight the joint responsibility of employers and employees in creating safe working environments.