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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)

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)

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)

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

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

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

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

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?

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

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)