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The infected blood scandal and victim's rights to compensation

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News of the infected blood scandal has recently hit the press again since the report stemming from the inquiry was finalised. The public inquiry has described the scale of the scandal as ‘horrifying’, but what is the scandal all about? ...

Latest NHS Resolution report shows level of harm in NHS maternity care is still unacceptably high

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Every year, NHS Resolution (NHSR) helps to resolve thousands of legal claims on behalf of the NHS in England. Last month, the organisation published its annual report, which outlines its dispute resolution strategy and summarises the volume of claims, both...

Urgent care system in crisis

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For anyone unfortunate enough to have required emergency care in recent months, they will have likely seen first-hand the current state of pressure on our urgent care system. Hours of waiting and a struggle to find beds. Patients being left too long...

People urged to use bowel cancer testing kit to help save lives

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Bowel cancer is the fourth most common type of cancer in the UK. 120 people are diagnosed with the condition each day meaning more than 43,000 people are diagnosed with the condition each year. Bowel cancer is a very treatable condition provided it...

What is Cauda Equina Syndrome, and what are the symptoms?

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Today marks the first anniversary of Cauda Equina Awareness Day, a condition which most of us have probably never heard of yet for those who have had the condition, they are living with life changing injuries as a result of it. Cauda...

Hospital fined £733,000 for baby's avoidable death in landmark prosecution case

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You may have heard about the sad story of Harry Richford. He was born on the 2nd November 2017 at Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother Hospital in Margate. There had been no problems during mum’s, Sarah’s pregnancy. She was low risk and...

What about us? The delays in medical treatment due to covid-19

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The NHS has had a difficult task coping with the effects of covid-19 and across the country, the focus has been on prioritising the care of covid-19 patients and otherwise easing pressure on the NHS in other aspects to ensure it doesn’t crash during...

Clinicians to help resolve legal claims

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If you’ve ever made a complaint about your medical care and the complaints process has been followed correctly, you’ll appreciate the benefit of the treating clinicians addressing your concerns. They can provide answers to your...

Dr Alexa is ready to see you now - NHS embraces voice assisted technology

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Got a problem cough? Worried about a lump? Many of us now turn to the internet and Google our symptoms as a first port of call. Well, as of this week, the Amazon Alexa is able to search the official NHS website in order to answer any health...

The blood scandal inquiry

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This week has seen the first week of the inquiry looking into how thousands of people were infected with Hepatitis C and HIV from contaminated blood they were given in the 1970s and 1980s. About 5,000 people with haemophilia, a genetic condition that...

Sepsis - what are the causes, symptoms and treatments?

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If you ask the general population, many won’t know or have even heard of it, yet according to the UK Sepsis Trust, it’s one of the most common causes of death in the UK, responsible for killing up to 44,000 people a year. It’s...

Troubled student kills herself after NHS label her as 'attention seeker'

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20 year old Hannah was studying French at the University of Southampton when she began suffering mental illness for the first time. In October last year, she spent 9 days repeatedly asking for treatment at Antelope House mental health unit but her...

Tragedy for parents as new born dies just hours after birth

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What should have been the happiest day of John and Tracey Gamble’s life quickly became their worst after Tracey went into labour. They attended Colchester Hospital in April last year where they hoped to deliver their healthy baby boy. However...