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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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Divorce and Christmas

Divorce and Christmas – not two words you might believe sit together. But, January is a busy time for divorce lawyers – but why? Many people find Christmas stressful. I know I do! There’s: Planning of presents Purchasing of presents Wrapping Dinner to plan Children’s activities and parties Family to visit The stress can have…
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Perinatal Depression: 1 in 4 pregnant women suffering

There is more awareness of postnatal depression, but have you heard of perinatal depression? The definition of perinatal depression is mental health issues experienced during pregnancy and up to a year following the birth of a baby. So, you have probably heard of more specific prenatal and postnatal depression. Prenatal referring to before birth and…
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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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Mental Health in the UK – suicide rate falls

Mental health in the UK has been at the forefront of the news for much of the year. Official figures reveal suicide rates in the UK have seen the largest fall in 20 years. This is great news for mental health in the UK. But, it cannot be ignored that the rates are still very…
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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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Concerns over restraint of mental health patients

New NHS data raises concerns over the restraint of mental health patients. Young women and black people are significantly more likely to be restrained on mental health wards compared to other patients. We are very alarmed to hear this news. As stated by MIND, Mental Health Charity, the emotional damage of restraint of mental health…
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