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When prevention is better than cure

The concept of heath and safety in the workplace is sometimes the butt of jokes, but the reality is no laughing matter. Becoming aware that there are inadequate or inappropriate systems in place, or that a colleague is performing dangerously below par, can raise mixed feelings and a nagging sense of responsibility – should I… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

NHS gaining managers but losing GPs

Last week, the Guardian published an article detailing how the NHS has gained around 4,000 managers in the last four years, ever since the government introduced a ‘bureaucracy-busting’ shake-up of the health service. This equates to an almost 18% increase in managers, according to official statistics. In 2013, the Health and Social Care Act came… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

More bad news from the NHS

Another week, another decision from the NHS. We are advised that patients could face delays in accessing new drugs on the NHS after a decision made by health bosses that treatments requiring the most expensive drugs can be (or should be?) stalled. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (otherwise known as NICE) has… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

What price is quality of life?

Our team of specialist legal advisers works hard to help some of the many families struggling to manage the complex needs of a young child living with demanding physical, emotional and learning difficulties suffered as a result of medical negligence around the time of birth. Parents have enough to deal with day to day in… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

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)

Is the NHS missing cancer targets?

It was widely reported last week in a study carried out by Macmillan Cancer Support that the NHS have missed their cancer treatment targets for 3 years in a row. According to Macmillan, more cancer patients in England are facing delays for their treatment than three years ago, with 1 in 6 (17%) now waiting… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

What on earth is going on with my healthcare?

What on earth is going on with my healthcare? When you or a loved one is very unwell, the journey through the healthcare system can seem bewildering and frightening. It’s not uncommon to feel out of the loop when it comes to getting clear information and guidance from the doctors and nurses, whether you are… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

NHS DATA LOSS PUTS THOUSANDS AT RISK

In view of all the press the NHS has received lately you may be wondering if there is anything else that could surprise you about the health service – well actually unfortunately yes there is. Hot on the heels of reports of hospital and ward closures across the UK we now hear the shocking news… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

IS THE NHS IN MELTDOWN?

It seems that never a day goes by when there isn’t something in the press relating to the state of the NHS. The National Health Service (“NHS”)  was set up on 5 July 1948 under the premise that good healthcare should be available to all, regardless of wealth.   When it was launched by Aneurin Bevan,… 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)