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Category Archives: Medical Negligence

Nottingham City Hospital apologises after baby’s skull cut in Caesarean

Nottingham City Hospital apologises for the neglect and their “woefully inadequate” investigations after baby died following a cut to his skull during an emergency Caesarean section. The infant unfortunately died three hours after being born at the hospital in July 2013, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust has now settled a claim of clinical negligence. The…
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NHS in crisis: A&E hospital delays

Another day, another NHS in crisis realisation – more hospital delays. It is not a surprise to hear we are in one of the busiest times at Accident and Emergency Departments around the country. Yet again, our hospitals are struggling to cope. Around one in eight patients that have been taken to Hospital with an…
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Health secretary apologises after operations are cancelled

Jeremy Hunt has apologised to thousands of patients awaiting non-urgent operations for cancellations and postponements as hospitals struggle to cope with numbers of patients being seen. Reports have emerged of serious problems in a number of places: Nottingham's Queen's Medical Centre is asking patients to avoid its emergency department as it is on black alert,…
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Hospitals “in crisis” over maternity mistakes and lapses

Thousands of mothers and babies in England were significantly harmed by the lapses of maternity care in the past two years. Between April 2015 and March 2017 a whopping 276,000 incidents (equivalent to 1 in 5 births) were reported by extremely worried hospital staff. Even though most of them were minor/near misses, almost a quarter…
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Not enough doctors in the NHS

It's no wonder that there are not enough doctors in the NHS. Demand is outstripping supply It has been clear for a while that we are in an NHS crisis. The NHS is constantly under pressure. Funding cuts, staff shortages and the stressed workforce is making for a worrying picture. The General Medical Council (GMC)…
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Avoidable deaths data to be published

NHS England to publish important data in the New Year. Jeremy Hunt has confirmed that NHS England will publish data that confirm number of avoidable deaths. This will be a world first for any healthcare system. Approximately 170 out of 223 NHS Trusts will be in a position to reveal data on avoidable deaths. These…
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Birth complications “twice as common” in some hospitals

An audit has revealed that women giving birth in some hospitals are twice as likely to experience birth complications. According to an audit of Maternity Services in Great Britain, women are twice as likely to suffer serious blood loss and severe birth tears in certain hospitals. The audit covered 149 out of 155 NHS trusts…
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Cancer cases missed as junior doctors left to read x-rays at Portsmouth hospital

Inspectors have discovered more than 20,000 x-rays at Queen Alexandra Hospital which were not properly examined, sparking a nation-wide review. On 19 July 2017, the Chief Inspector of Hospitals carried out an inspection at Queen Alexandra Hospital after an increasing amount of public concern regarding the aspects of care provided by the Diagnostic Imaging Department.…
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Cancer Treatment – Two cancer drugs given a go ahead

Women suffering from metastatic breast cancer can access new drugs for cancer treatment. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellent (NICE) has now confirmed that women suffering with metastatic breast cancer across England will have access to two new drugs, Palbociclib and Ribociclib. Approximately 8,000 individuals in England will benefit and receive Palbociclib or…
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