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East Sussex care quality report published

The long-awaited report from the Care Quality Commission following the inspection of East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust has finally been published. The report has concluded that, overall, services provided at Eastbourne District General Hospital are inadequate. Accident and Emergency, medical care (including older people’s care), services for children and young people and end of life… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

Doctor, doctor I need a filling…

The Legal Profession has had to cope with many legislative changes as a result of the Government reforms in April 2013. These changes have been far-reaching in their scope and include amendments to the way in which CFAs (sometimes referred to as “no win no fee agreements”) operate, and the introduction of costs budgeting which… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

NHS chief’s pledge on negligence – a positive step

I’ve always found that waiting for the kettle to boil at 8.20 on a Monday morning is the ideal time to flick through the pages of the Law Society Gazette. It eases you back in gently to the working week and is more commendable than checking your recent listings on eBay. At the back of… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

Putting the “local” into the NHS

As its names suggests, the National Health Service is designed to be an all encompassing service that is equal and consistent across the country. Ever since the NHS was formed back in 1948 plans for the service have been on a national scale. However, the new boss of the NHS in England, Simon Stevens, has… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

Ask our Experts

I have received incorrect treatment from my GP/Consultant which I think amounts to negligence. How can I make sure that this doesn’t happen to others?  If you have concerns about the treatment you have received you have a year to make a complaint to the surgery or hospital concerned. Upon receipt of your complaint, the… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

Symptoms of Ovarian Cancer

Women who present at their GP surgery complaining of persistent bloating and abdominal pain should be offered a blood test to check for ovarian cancer. This is according to guidelines just published by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE). Many women complaining of such symptoms are diagnosed as suffering with Irritable Bowel… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

A stark warning for the NHS

Disturbing findings have been published today by the Health Service Ombudsman, Ann Abraham. Ms Abraham’s report entitled “Care and Compassion” is based on a detailed review of 10 cases of alleged neglect of NHS patients over the age of 65. These cases were chosen at random from over 1600 complaints made in 2010 by patients… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)