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Category Archives: Medical Negligence

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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Demand on NHS vs Staff levels is dangerous

Demand on NHS services is fast 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 facing…
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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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