My son is age 4 and is allergic to peanuts. He has an EpiPen. The EpiPen is a medical device which is used to inject a dose of epinephrine to treat him in case he goes into anaphylactic shock. I keep an EpiPen at home and one is in his bag. I never have more than two at a time even though, as a parent, I’d like to have one in the car, in my handbag, in his sports bag.... This would be for all those ‘just in case’ thoughts that creep into your mind, especially when reading the tragic story about Natasha Edelman-Laperouse who sadly passed away after suffering an allergic reaction on a flight, and even though her father had administered two EpiPens.
Former Team Sky doctor to face GMC tribunal following delivery of testosterone patches. Dr Richard Freeman, former Team Sky and British Cycling doctor, is facing an investigation by the General Medical Council, (‘GMC’) in connection with testosterone patches that were delivered to British Cycling headquarters in 2011.
The #Metoo movement, which started just over a year ago, has brought to the surface the prevalence of sexual abuse. Led by the entrainment industry, and fuelled by social media, the movement has empowered individuals around the world to speak out against sexual assault and harassment.
Within the NHS October is “speak up month”. This is an initiative of the National Guardian’s Office which is an independent non-statutory body charged with the task of leading culture change in the NHS so that speaking up becomes “business as usual”. Importantly the National Guardian’s Office is not a regulator but it has close links with the Care Quality Commission, NHS England and NHS Improvement.