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Maternity claims

We all make mistakes (of varying degrees of severity) because we are only human – but when we do, we can learn something from it, if we allow ourselves the opportunity to reflect on why the mistake was made and how we can do better next time. Organisations are also adopting the same learning culture… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

The Costs of Clinical Negligence

Last year the headlines were flooded with news on Brexit, the migration crisis and most notably, the US elections. The ongoing struggles of the NHS has also emerged as the hot topic of the day with various charities, organisations and even NHS employees sharing their opinions on the matter. It comes as no surprise then… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

Training the brain

By now the 2016 Olympics in Rio seem a long distant memory, but it was a good result for Team GB this year taking home 27 Gold medals and coming second in the rankings. Can we do better next time round? And, more specifically, what can we learn about the benefits of applying neuroscience and… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

Artificial intelligence in law and medicine: Data is King.

Marty McFly: [Reading the newspaper from 2015] “Within two hours of his arrest, Martin McFly Jr. was tried, convicted and sentenced to fifteen years in the state penitentiary.”? Within two hours? Doc: The justice system works swiftly in the future now that they’ve abolished all lawyers. The above scene from the famous Back to the… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

Evolution or revolution? The Access to Medical Treatments (Innovation) Bill 2015-16

“Mr. Edison, please tell me what laboratory rules you want me to observe.” Edison: “There ain’t no rules around here. We’re trying to accomplish somep’n!” — Thomas Edison The science of treating the human body is fascinating and ever changing. Over the last few years we have witnessed the emergence of many exciting developments in… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

A shock to the system

The newly published Negligence and Damages Bill seeks to introduce changes to the law to help bereaved individuals and those who suffer psychiatric harm after witnessing the death or injury of a loved one as a result of negligence. Those people making claims in such cases are referred to as secondary victims. It is felt… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

Hysterectomies and the LigaSure device. What’s not to be sure about?

Last May was Hysterectomy Awareness Month at The Hysterectomy Association (www.hysterectomy-association.org.uk/latest-news/may-is-hysterectomy-awareness-month/). The initiative seeks to give women the information (and confidence) they need to better understand why a hysterectomy may not have gone well for them and what they can now do about it. The decision to have a hysterectomy is not one to be… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)