Transplant allows paralysed man to walk again

A Polish man, paralysed from the chest down after a knife attack in 2010, has become able to walk again after pioneering transplant surgery.  During the surgery cells from his nasal cavity were transplanted into his spinal cord. The man underwent two operations, the first to remove specialist cells from his nasal cavity and the… Read More

Legal Aid cuts and the effect on justice to children and families.

After a year since the legal aid cuts were introduced, many charities and councils have investigated whether these changes have affected the legal system and people’s access to justice. The legal aid cuts were introduced through the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012, also referred to as LASPO. Since the introduction of… Read More


Losing your home will cause significant stress and have an impact on your welfare. Homelessness can be caused by many reasons. Most times it is down to a long chain of life events. However, the main reason is down to relationship breakdown or not being able to receive support from friends and relatives. Losing a… Read More

Medical Innovation Bill gets government backing

The Medical Innovation Bill, proposed by Lord Saatchi would allow terminally-ill patients in England and Wales to be voluntarily treated with unlicensed drugs.  There have previously been concerns that the bill, if made law, could be abused by medical practitioners.  Therefore, Lord Sattchi has amended it to require doctors to receive the agreement of another… Read More

Wear Your Hat to Work Day

Here we are wearing our hats to work for the day to raise money for Hampshire and IOW Air Ambulance service – to donate text HATS followed by the amount you wish to donate to 70500          

Urological Cancer and Clinical Negligence

What are urological cancers? Urological cancers encompass bladder, prostate, kidney and testicular cancer.  These are amongst some of the most common cancers.  People of all ages and both genders can be affected by these cancers.  50,000 urological cancers are diagnosed every year in the UK with prostate cancer being the most common diagnosis. What can… Read More

Liverpool surgeons undertake first European keyhole kidney transplant

Surgeons at the Royal Liverpool Hospital have become the first in Europe to carry out a kidney transplant using keyhole surgery.  The technique was initially developed in at the Institute of kidney Diseases and Research Centre in India to cut the recovery time for patients after the operation.   Previously the transplant would have involved… Read More

Improvements seen in Portsmouth Hospital’s cancer services

More than 90% of cancer patients at the Queen Alexandra Hospital in Portsmouth recently surveyed by Quality Health, the health watchdog, rated the care they received at the Trust as either excellent or very good.  Quality Health surveyed more than 600 cancer patients at the hospital between September and November last year as part of… Read More

Compensation awarded after botched laser eye surgery

A Judge has awarded £500,000 in compensation after laser eye surgery damaged a book dealers eyesight. Staff at high street optician Optical Express in Southampton were found to have failed to warn their patient, Stephanie Holloway, of the risks involved and possible complications with the procedure. Following the surgery, Stephanie has been left with corneal… Read More