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Category Archives: Medical Negligence

Nails done … Botox injection on the side?

Manicure, pedicure, waxing and Botox. A list that is more common than you may think. More than 100,000 Botox injections are giving every year. The beauty industry has normalised Botox, making everyone think it’s part of beauty treatments. It is in fact a cosmetic procedure. It may surprise you to know that Botox, or Botulinum…
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Portsmouth hospitals report over 800 serious incidents

NHS trusts covering Portsmouth report over 800 serious incidents during 2016-2017. Serious incident covers events such as: Avoidable or unexpected injury or serious harm Avoidable or unexpected death Patient abuse Events that lead to widespread public concern Events that affect the trust’s capacity to provide an acceptable level of care Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust, which…
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The importance of Asthma inhalers

Approximately 5.4 million children and adults within the UK suffer from Asthma. Over 1400 people in 2016 died from Asthma. The number of people with Asthma is considered to be high, and therefore, NHS spends about a billion pounds a year to treat and care for individuals suffering from Asthma. The most common symptoms of…
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NHS crisis continues

It’s no secret that the NHS crisis is continuing. The government does not appear to be coming up with any ideas on how to fix it. But, it is ok – surely we are getting that £365 billion Brexit campaigners promised? No, doesn’t look like it. Our NHS cannot cope with the number of people…
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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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