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Category Archives: Medical Negligence

Demand on NHS vs Staff levels is dangerous

Demand on NHS services is fast out outstripping the staff levels. There are 6% more staff in the NHS than three years ago. However, demand is three times as much. This has caused health bosses to declare that staffing levels in the NHS are the prime concern. It’s clear to see that the NHS is…
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Two hours a day wasted

A new research that considered data from 2016 and looked at theatres in 100 NHS Trusts has found that approximately two hours a day have been wasted on the average operating list. In total, 1.64 million non-emergency surgical procedures were carried out in 2016. These procedures included eye, ear, nose and throat operations and some…
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NHS operating theatres in England “wasting two hours a day”

A new study suggests that NHS hospitals could carry out 280,000 more non-emergency operations a year by organising operating theatre schedules in a better way. Routine operations are considered non-emergency procedures, and each surgical team will have a daily operating theatre list of patients who are scheduled to go under the knife. An analysis of…
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South East Coast Ambulance Service rated inadequate

The South East Coast Ambulance Service is rated inadequate by Care Quality Commission (CQC). Following a CQC inspection of South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust it has been rated inadequate. The Care Quality Commission have picked up a number of failings including:- Failure to respond in a timely fashion; Processes to ensure that…
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Desperation in the NHS as winter approaches

As winter approaches, signs of desperation in the NHS are visible across the country. One such sign of desperation is that private health companies have made a formal offer to the government. Their offer is to provide almost 400,000 additional operations and tests to increase NHS capacity. This comes following a very difficult winter in…
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New universal flu vaccine

Researchers at the University of Oxford are searching for about 500 NHS patients to try out a new universal flu vaccine. It is the world's first widespread human testing of such a vaccine, according to the National Institute for Health Research. They are supporting the project. The new jab targets part of the virus that…
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Lung cancer treatment – hope for longer with loved ones

New hope of increased time with loved ones with advancement in lung cancer treatment. Nivolumab is now available to patients with advanced lung cancer. Nivolumab is a medication that is used to treat cancer by helping the immune system to fight cancer cells. It has been reported that Nivolumab helps “disturb” cancers chemical signals by…
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New guideline to prevent neonatal death

To prevent neonatal death, new Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) guidelines say give women in premature labour antibiotics. Pregnant women who go into labour prematurely should be offered intravenous antibiotics to prevent transmission of Group B Streptococcal (GBS) to their baby. GBS is a normal bacterium: It is carried by up to a…
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