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Category Archives: NHS

Large numbers potentially affected by hernia mesh complications

Large numbers potentially affected by hernia mesh complications Up to 170,000 people who have had hernia mesh implants in England in the past six years could face complications. Hernia repairs are very common as 1 in 10 people will develop a hernia. There have been between 90,000 and 100,000 hernia mesh operations in England each…
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A win for Claimants in the Supreme Court

A win for Claimants in the Supreme Court Today, the Supreme Court released it’s judgment in the case of Darnley v Croydon Health Services NHS Trust. I previously published an article on this case back in June 2018 when the arguments were put to the Court by the legal teams. Simeon Maskrey QC put forward…
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Disappointing CQC report for Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust

Disappointing CQC report for Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust It was disappointing news for Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust when the recently conducted Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspection report hit their desks…..and the press. The inspection took place in April 2018 when the CQC looked at nine different departments at Queen Alexandra Hospital in Cosham and each…
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Should never events ever happen?

Should never events ever happen? The BBC recently reported that a hospital operated on the wrong finger in one of six serious incidents recorded by an NHS trust last year. East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust, which runs three hospitals, recorded six "never events" in 2017/18. What is a “never event?” A never event is…
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Gosport Opioid deaths: The Health Secretary issues an apology

Gosport Opioid deaths: The Health Secretary issues an apology This week, a shocking report has revealed how 450 patient’s lives were cut short at Gosport War Memorial Hospital, Hampshire. The report concluded that this was the result of prescribing and administering strong painkillers without medical justification. The Health Secretary confirmed that there were a catalogue…
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The NHS celebrates its 70th birthday

The NHS celebrates its 70th birthday. A series of programmes designed to showcase all of the best bits aired on ITV. In particular the programme hosted by Davina McCall where she spent time “live” in an A&E department in Leeds. Many reviews have been posted on line about the programme. These questions whether or not…
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Statement made by Nurses show patients are in danger

It is not a surprise to learn that the NHS does not employ enough staff to be able to provide appropriate care and treatment to patients. A recently revealed statement by Nurses within the NHS have said that individuals who suffer, for example, from cancer are put at a great risk as their care is…
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Pioneering new prostate treatment to be used by NHS

The statistics for men suffering problems with their Prostate continue to make for worrying reading.   Around half of men over the age of 50 suffer from an enlarged prostate, which can reduce bladder capacity, causing repeated night-time trips to the lavatory. Every year, around 45,000 men undergo surgery to treat an enlarged prostate. Standard treatment…
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