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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)

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)

Private Treatment Putting Huge Strain on NHS

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It was recently reported in the news that around 6,000 patients a year need NHS care after private treatment. Reporting on a document published by the British Medical Association last month, the Mirror stated that thousands of patients are having to be admitted to NHS hospitals after suffering from treatment that has gone wrong in… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

Deaths of NHS Patients: Could hundreds of deaths have been avoided?

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This is a question that has been asked of the Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust recently as a result of an inquest into the death of Connor Sparrowhawk in 2013. The Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust, which covers Hampshire, Dorset, Wiltshire, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire and provides services for approximately 45,000 people, has been issued a… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

The NHS mistakes so serious they should never happen

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Over the past four years more than 1,000 NHS patients have suffered from medical mistakes so severe that they should never have happened, according to figures published by the Patient Association. “Never Events” are serious incidents that are wholly preventable as guidance or safety recommendations that provide strong systemic protective barriers are available at a… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

Stem cell transplants are reversing the crippling affects of MS

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Around 100,000 people in the UK have Multiple sclerosis (MS), an incurable neurological condition. Most patients are diagnosed in their 20s and 30s. MS affects nerves in the brain and spinal cord, causing a wide range of symptoms including problems with muscle movement, balance and vision. Each nerve fibre in the brain and spinal cord… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

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

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“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)

“Revolutionary” organ donation law

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Wales has become the first UK country to introduce a new system to increase the numbers of organ donors. From today, residents in Wales are presumed to consent to the use of their organs for transplantation after they die. It means adults will have to remove themselves from the register by “opting out” if they… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

Colour changing dressing could help fight antibiotic resistance

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Scientists at the University of Bath have developed a new ‘smart’ dressing which changes colour when it detects an infection. The dressing could particularly benefit children with burn wounds who are particularly susceptible to bacterial infections because of their immature immune systems. If a bacterial infection is present it can reduce wound healing, leading to… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)