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Southern Health Trust pleads guilty in the case of Connor Sparrowhawk

21 Sep 2017

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust has pleaded guilty to breaching health and safety law in the case of Connor Sparrowhawk who died at a facility ran by the trust in 2013.

A representative of the trust attended Banbury Magistrates Court on Monday 18 September for the criminal prosecution hearing brought forward by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).

Disability Benefits Consortium report finds process for claiming Personal Independence Payment (PIP) ‘not fit for purpose’

21 Sep 2017

The Disability Benefits Consortium (DBC) has concluded that for many people, how Personal Independence Payment (PIP) works is “not fit for purpose”. The DBC has based its conclusion on a survey of 1,730 people who have claimed PIP.

The DBC is made up of a group of over 80 charities, including Epilepsy Action, that represent people who rely on disability benefits.

Supply problem with clobazam tablets in the UK

9 Aug 2017

There is a supply problem with clobazam tablets in the UK.

Auden McKenzie has stopped making its version of clobazam tablets, called Clobazam Auden. There are no stocks left.

Sanofi is temporarily out of stock of its version of clobazam tablets, called Frisium. Sanofi has told us the tablets will be back in stock in the next few weeks, but is not able to confirm the date.

You may wish to check with your pharmacist just in case they still have supplies.

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