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World Hepatitis Day

World Hepatitis Day 28 July 2021 was World Hepatitis Day, and the 2021 theme is Hepatitis Can’t Wait. It is estimated a person dies every 30 seconds from a hepatitis related illness, and approximately 354 million people worldwide live with hepatitis B or C. The World Hepatitis Alliance is urging countries to work together to…
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Concerns that cancer death rates will rise

Concerns that cancer death rates will rise Figures collected from the NHS suggest that since “Lockdown #1” tens of thousands fewer people began treatment for cancer compared to normal times. We know that early detection followed by prompt treatment is crucial to combat the disease and these delays could have a devastating effect on cancer…
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Huge Operation Delays in England

Huge Operation Delays in England The pandemic has changed everyone’s lives in at least one way or another. For the NHS, huge and unexpected pressures have led to lack of resources, most notoriously hospital beds, equipment, and staff, which have meant that around 4.7 million patients in February 2021 were awaiting non-urgent surgery. Non-urgent surgery…
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Cervical Cancer Home Testing Kits

Cervical Cancer Home Testing Kits Cervical cancer is the fourth most common cancer in the UK and is nearly always caused by infection with Human papillomavirus (HPV). Currently, there are in excess of 3,200 diagnosis of cervical cancer made in the UK every year. If cervical cancer, or any kind of cancer, is caught early,…
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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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