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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. 

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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.

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Prostate Cancer - Why Speed Is Of The Essence

22nd March 2016

Posted by: Your Legal Friend

Every March, Prostate Cancer UK does a fantastic job promoting Prostate Cancer Awareness Month - which is crucial to helping raise the profile of a disease that affects 1 in 8 men over the age of 50.


Mesothelioma and asbestos related claims

Blog for Action Mesothelioma Day 2015

1st July 2015

Posted by: Your Legal Friend

There was a time when lawyers and insurers were led to believe that asbestos claims would peak in 2010.  Five years later it seems that we continue to be in the midst of a Mesothelioma epidemic.    Asbestos has been illegal for decades, its total use finally banned in 1999.  Why then, are we still feeling its deadly effects even now?

The future of the NHS

The Future of the NHS

26th June 2015

Posted by: Your Legal Friend

During the 2015 General Election the major parties made many headline grabbing promises to improve the NHS which included improved waiting times, longer opening hours and increased operating budgets.  Now that the political media storm is over, we wait to see whether the promises become reality.