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Category Archives: NHS

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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Approximately 23 million people to be affected by Accident and Emergency cuts.

Further to NHS England directing that £22bn needs to be saved by 2020, the so-called “sustainability and transformation programme” (STP) was launched at the beginning of 2016 in an attempt to identify areas where that saving could be made. The British Medical Association (BMA) notes that cuts to Accident and Emergency Departments have now been…
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Waiting times for surgery has tripled

It has been reported that in March 2017, approximately 130,000 individuals were awaiting surgery following a Consultant referral. This number has almost tripled since March 2013 when it was reported that approximately 45,000 patients were on waiting lists. Sadly, due to the massive increase in number of people awaiting surgery, patients can be left for…
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Cancer follow-up failure – cause of devastating consequences.

It is crucial to regularly monitor cancer patients prior to, during and after treatment so that the medical practitioners are able to detect any changes that may be of vital importance to ongoing care. It has been recently reported that an NHS Trust has admitted failure to adequately monitor over 20 of its’ cancer patients.…
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Breast surgeon convicted for carrying out needless operations

It has recently been widely reported that Ian Paterson, a Breast Surgeon from Manchester was found guilty of 17 counts of wounding with intent when he carried out needless operations on 9 women and 1 man in the West Midlands. The operations were carried out on patients who were being treated on the NHS.  He…
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Hundreds of women intending to sue the NHS over “barbaric” mesh implants.

Figures show that approximately 92,000 women within the UK has had a vaginal mesh implant until March 2015. Approximately 800 of those women have experienced severe problems with the same, leaving some in severe pain and/ or permanently disabled. Vaginal mesh implants are used to assist individuals with organ prolapse and incontinence (mostly after childbirth).…
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NHS to pay over £5 million in birth injury clinical negligence claim.

Inappropriate care and treatment prior and/or post childbirth can leave both parents and children with life-changing affects. Due to the severe consequences that can be caused by a birth related injury, it is absolutely vital that all medical practitioners monitor both mother and the baby at all times during and after pregnancy, and if necessary,…
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