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Headway Somerset Dragon Boat Race 2018

A mixed crew of gnarled old hands and fresh faced novices (really fresh in one case, making his debut at 17 weeks of age) gathered on the banks of the River Tone on a warm and humid Summer’s morning, prepared to give their all for the honour of Clarke Willmott...

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Spinal cord injury awareness day is today – there is life after SCI

Today is spinal cord injury awareness day This day is an important one for those with SCI and the charities and people who support them – both in raising awareness of SCI in the UK and Ireland, but also in showing that there is life after spinal cord injury. Five...

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Highlights from Clarke Willmott’s Amputation Training Day 2018

Amputation and Co-existing medical problems including multiple limb loss View our two videos of discussions and feedback from some of the event speakers including:   Karen Crockatt, Mother of a child with limb loss due to meningitis. Richard Hirons, Clinical specialist prosthetist at Ossur Jerry Pike FRCS, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon...

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Spinal cord injuries awareness day 2018 – case study

As part of spinal cord injuries awareness day, we take a look at a case study involving John* who suffered a spinal cord injury in a road traffic collision. John was riding his moped through Bristol city centre when a car suddenly emerged from his nearside through a gap in...

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Spinal cord injury – Not just a car crash

As we approach Spinal Cord Injuries Awareness Day on 18 May 2018 it is worth remembering that most people tend to think of spinal cord injuries being caused by a traumatic event – a car crash, a motorbike accident or an injury at work. In reality spinal injuries can arise...

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Spinal cord injuries awareness day is coming

Spinal cord injuries awareness day will be taking place on 18 May 2018 This blog is the first in a small series from Clarke Willmott hoping to help raise awareness of these life changing injuries, but importantly how the provision of skilled support and cutting edge technology can maximise independence...

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Patient safety concerns in private hospitals

Care Quality Commission report The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has published a report analysing the quality and safety of care by independent acute hospitals in England. Over 200 hospitals were inspected by the CQC, the report concludes that 62% of hospitals were providing good care and 8% were outstanding. However...

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Teenagers Against Meningitis

Teenagers invited to “Be on the TEAM” Teenagers are being invited to participate in a study into the effectiveness of a vaccine against Meningitis B. The vaccine was introduced in 2015 for babies under the age of 12 months because it would prevent a high proportion of cases of group...

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A study into capacity in patients with an acquired brain injury

Background On 12 March 2018 the British Association of Brain injury Case Managers (BABICM) and Plymouth University published their findings following their study into supported decision making for people with Acquired Brain Injuries (ABI). Acquired brain injuries include all injuries to the brain occurring following birth. It therefore encompasses a...

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“clunk click” – European seatbelt campaign

Seatbelt campaign – 12-18 March This week, 12 to 18 March, sees a Europe wide campaign of enforcement and education around seatbelt use. People of a certain age may remember the old public service information announcements on television encouraging people to “clunk click every trip” – but that comes from a...

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