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Boost for maternity care in England

Claire Stockley
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The government has announced a £2.45 million review of maternity care in England. The shake up aims to prevent brain injury and death in childbirth. This is welcome news after a recent report found that at least 46 babies have suffered brain damage...

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

Laura Sheehan
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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...

Patient medical data to be uploaded to centralised system

Kelly Withers
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NHS Digital has been set up to collect data from GP practices, to help support care and research. It supplies information and data to the health service, provides technological infrastructure, and helps different parts of health and care work together. ...

Case of mistaken identity leads to wrong medical procedure

Kelly Withers
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NHS England have a list of ‘never events’. This is a list to help providers ensure they give patients ‘safe, high quality, compassionate care within local health systems that are financially sustainable’. The ‘never...

How the pandemic has impacted dentist appointments

Judith Thomas-Whittingham
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The British Dentistry Association have reported that there is more than 10 million backlog of dentist appointments due to many dental practices closing during the pandemic. Although most practices have now reopened, they are working at a much reduced...

Delay in the diagnosis of lung and bowel cancer

Carla Duprey
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We deal with a number of clinical negligence claims relating to a delay in the diagnosis of cancer. These types of cases can be difficult as, although there may have been a delay in the diagnosis, the patient may still require the same treatment that...

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

Laura Sheehan
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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...

What is a stroke? Symptoms, diagnosis and treatment

Judith Thomas-Whittingham
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What is a stroke? A stroke is when the blood supply to the brain is cut off.  It is a medical emergency and can be life threatening so urgent treatment is essential. It can affect both adults and children. There are 2 main causes of strokes: ...

State benefits and medical negligence claims

Kelly Withers
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Often when you’ve suffered medical negligence you’re quite badly injured or have such significant symptoms that you’re not able to work, you’ve notified the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) and they grant you access to...

Parkinson's Awareness Week

Tom Mooney
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This week (11 to 17 April 2021) is Parkinson’s awareness week. Parkinson's is the fastest growing neurological condition in the world, affecting around 145,000 people in the UK alone. To put this into context there are currently more people...

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