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Never event – Medical mistake leads to circumcision

Never event - Medical mistake leads to circumcision Imagine going in for a routine bladder operation and waking up to be told you’ve been circumcised. This is what happened to Terry Brazier following a medical mistake. He has been awarded £20,000 in compensation[1][1] Mr Brazier went into Leicester Royal Infirmary for botox injection into his…
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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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Personal Injury Claims – What can you claim for?

Personal Injury Claims – What can you claim for? It is important to be aware of the fact that you or your loved one may be able to claim for personal injuries sustained in an accident that were caused by somebody else’s fault. It is absolutely vital to bring such claim within three years of…
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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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Drop in number of Mental Health detentions in police cells

In 2013-14, 73% of section 136 detentions saw the person taken to an NHS place of safety, such as a hospital, while 17% involved detentions in police custody. Section 136 allows the police to detain a person who is in a public place to a place of safety, ideally a hospital, for the safety of…
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Mother and child wait six hours to see a doctor in Birmingham A&E

Mrs S attended the Birmingham Children’s Hospital on 7 December 2014 after her daughter, 3, began coughing up blood.  She had initially called the 111 service, who after 2 hours called her back and told her to take her daughter to a walk-in-centre.  On attending the walk-in-centre she was told that her daughter really needed…
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Senior A&E posts being filled by locums

A recent Freedom of Information Act request by the BBC has revealed that almost a quarter of A&E departments in English Hospitals fill over 25% of their senior staff vacancies with locums or agency doctors.  This reliance on such staff costs hospitals over £120 million each year. Worryingly, three English Trusts have over half of…
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Suffering from Cerebral Palsy due to medical negligence

Cerebral Palsy is an umbrella term for neurological conditions that affect movement and co-ordination.  According to the NHS, there is an estimate that 1 in 400 live births in the United Kingdom are affected by Cerebral Palsy. As well as the motor disabilities (disabilities with movements), other associated problems with cerebral palsy include sensory impairments,…
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I have been let down by the health services

I have been let down by the health services -  The successes and failures of the health service have been debated vigorously since its formation.  It is safe to say that the majority of medical professionals do an amazing job; nevertheless occasionally things do go wrong.  Recently released data from the Health Service Ombudsman has…
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NHS Ombudsman “failing families”

The Patients Association, a charity which supports NHS patients has warned that the NHS Ombudsman is ineffective and is failing families.  The NHS Ombudsman is an independent service set up to investigate patient’s complaints.  It is meant to be the final arbitrator for NHS complaints in England. However, the Patients Association says it receives calls…
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