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Category Archives: Medical Negligence

NHS in crisis: GP levels unsafe

NHS in crisis: GP levels unsafe The BBC reports that the NHS is experiencing the first sustained fall in GP numbers in 50 years. Nuffield Trust think tanks carried out analysis on behalf of the BBC. And they found that there is now only 60 GPs per 100,000 people in the UK. In 2014 it…
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Major misconception about smear tests

Major misconception about smear tests Frighteningly, many women in the UK mistakenly believe smear tests can detect ovarian cancer. Smear tests do not detect ovarian cancer. They only detect cervical cancer. Target Ovarian Cancer survey reveals that 22% of women think that a smear test can detect ovarian cancer. This major misconception could leave women…
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Patient safety needs to be same at Private hospitals

Patient safety needs to be same at Private hospitals The Royal College of Surgeons (RCS) has said that private hospitals must do more for patient safety. With referencing the rogue surgeon Ian Paterson, the RCS say that private hospitals need to prevent harm coming to people. Ian Paterson carried out unnecessary breast surgery operations. And…
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Bowel Cancer Awareness

April is bowel cancer awareness month. Talking about poo, bowel movements, tummy troubles, number 2s - whatever you want to call them, is embarrassing. We tend to not talk about it. And find it hard to seek help when we have concerns. However, This month is dedicated to raising the awareness of bowel cancer. The…
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Inquest finds hospital failings contribute to death

Inquest finds hospital failings contribute to death An inquest into the death of a mental health patient has found that there were hospital failings. These failing contributed to the suicide of Claire Greaves from Pontypool in February 2018. The inquest records an open verdict in the death of Claire. The mental health hospital she was…
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Stillbirth to be investigated by coroner?

Stillbirth to be investigated by coroner? Stillbirths in England and Wales could be investigated by coroners say ministers. The government is consulting on this to help get devastated parents answers on what happened. It could also provide learning opportunities to help reduce stillbirths. Whilst hospitals conduct investigations into stillbirth from healthy pregnancies, the coroner would…
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Could bladder cancer loophole be costing lives?

Could bladder cancer loophole be costing lives? Bladder cancer patients are waiting longer to be treated than the NHS guidance of 62 days. Due to a loophole, the countdown clock is being stopped after a biopsy is taken. The guidance states that cancer patients should have treatment within 62 days. But, the biopsy that some…
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Is the NHS crumbling?

The NHS faces relentless strains, but is it crumbling? We continue to hear on the news that diagnosis and treatment times are falling behind with more and more claims against the NHS being made by patients and their families. Cancer diagnosis and treatment is in dire straits and our A&E’s are not performing. We struggle…
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Do I have a medical negligence claim?

Do I have a medical negligence claim? Like any other profession, medical practitioners have certain standards they must meet. But what happens if you are injured as a result of medical care you received? Do you have a medical negligence claim? What is medical negligence? In the case Bolam v Freirn Hospital Management Committee medical…
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Inquest finds gross failures lead to toddler death

Inquest finds gross failures lead to toddler death An inquest into the death of toddler finds there were ‘gross failures’ in the care provided by medical professionals. Two year old Marcie Tadman died at the Royal United Hospital in Bath following a fatal cardiac arrest. She was admitted to the hospital the previous day with…
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