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The Costs of Clinical Negligence

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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)

What if something goes wrong with my healthcare?

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Every day seems to bring more unsettling news briefings about the state of the NHS. We hear alarming stories about GPs turning away potential new patients, tragic deaths due to alleged poor assessment, diagnosis or treatment, not to mention the lack of adequate post-hospital care at home provided to some of the UK’s most vulnerable… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

The NHS Crisis Persists

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Sadly, there does not appear to be a week go by that the NHS does not make headline news recently. Whether it concerns the ambulance service, hospitals or GP surgeries, it is nearly always in relation to underfunding, understaffing and a too high demand on the system. Last week saw South East Coast Ambulance Service… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

Thinking of making a clinical negligence claim? Here are a few things to consider…

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Is this something I feel I must do? Strong emotions and troubling thoughts are understandable when you, or someone you care about, suffer as a result of what looks like medical negligence. The desire to find out exactly what happened, and identify who was responsible, is a natural reaction.  However it is important to be… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

How to stay healthy during the working day

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Do you ever get cravings throughout your working day or find yourself feeling sluggish? It becomes very easy during the day to forget good habits; I forever find myself slouching over my keyboard and going on a hunt for afternoon sweet treats – But, you have to remember that deep, deep down your will power… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

New Birth Injuries Compensation Scheme

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It was widely reported this week that the Department of Health are introducing a new scheme aimed at ‘Safer Maternity Care’ (SMC), whereby parents whose children have suffered injury at birth may be able to settle their complaint through a compensation scheme, rather than pursuing a medical negligence claim. The stillbirth rate in the UK… 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)

Daily Life with Dementia

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Dementia is the name given to a group of symptoms which occur when the brain is damaged by a disease. These symptoms are progressive, affect many aspects of daily life and can be the result of many different diseases – the most common being Alzheimer’s Disease.  It is estimated that over 850,000 living in the… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

Worrying Times for Nursing in the NHS

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According to a report by the BBC last week, experts are predicting that the current shortage of nurses in the UK will continue for years to come. In March 2016, the Institute for Employment Studies for the Migration Advisory Committee published a report on the nursing workforce, which cited ageing workforce, poor planning by government… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

Artificial intelligence in law and medicine: Data is King.

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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)