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Does UK Law Doubly Penalise the Infertile? Exploring the Screening Requirement for Assisted Reproductive Technology – by Lewis Garippa

In healthcare, the patient’s autonomy has risen to an almost unassailable tenet. Patients now have power over their own healthcare management, supported by a strong presumption of autonomy.…

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No-Fault Is No Panacea: Examining No-Fault Compensation Schemes for Medical Injury by Anne-Maree Farrell and Rhiannon Frowde

The UK Parliament’s House of Commons Health and Social Care Committee recently published a report on the safety of maternity services in England. As part of the Department of…

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Patient Safety and Clinical Negligence Reform: A Costs-Driven Agenda? by Anne-Maree Farrell and Rhiannon Frowde

The UK Parliament’s House of Commons Health and Social Care Committee recently published a report on the safety of maternity services in England. Key findings included the fact…

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Too much or too little money: an exploration into whether or not surrogates should be paid in the UK – by Hannah Gilmour

The law in the UK regarding surrogacy is particularly strict. Section 2 of the Surrogacy Arrangements Act 1985 bans commercial surrogacy in the UK. The only prohibited form…

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A vaccine is here! How can the law promote the effective deployment and use of a COVID-19 vaccine to alleviate the current public health crisis?

On 2nd December 2020, the UK Government announced that it would be the first country in the world to approve the use of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, following regulatory approval by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency. By contrast, the European Medicines Agency has urged caution in moving forward too quickly with the approval process, and will only decide by December 29th whether to provisionally authorise the vaccine.

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