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The NHS Breast Cancer Screening Scandal - AdviceThursday, 03 May 2018 13:41
NHS Breast Cancer Screening Scandal
Yesterday, Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt announced to parliament that for almost a decade, the NHS has been failing to invite women aged between 68 - 71 for breast cancer screening.
It is thought as many as 450,000 women aged between 70 - 79 could have been affected.
NHS Cancer tests held in supermarket car parks could save thousands of livesTuesday, 19 December 2017 12:39
The NHS is set to roll out mobile lung cancer testing centres that have helped to significantly increase early diagnoses by offering cancer screening from supermarket car parks.
Davies and Partners' lawyer uses Life changing Injury experience to help othersWednesday, 27 September 2017 11:15
Annabelle Turner, a trainee solicitor from our medical negligence team at Davies and Partners, who lost her leg following a road traffic accident, is using her own life changing injury experience, to help support others who have been injured. Please see full story here.
Café Support for Avon Riding Centre for The DisabledFriday, 27 January 2017 17:46
Having been hugely inspired by the services provided by Avon Riding Centre for the Disabled in Henbury, the specialist medical negligence team at Davies and Partners Solicitors is providing sponsorship to support the Riding Centre’s bustling café, during 2017.
NHS full to capacity leaving no beds free for cancer treatmentWednesday, 18 January 2017 10:37
The NHS has seen its busiest year in history during March 2015 to March 2016. Nearly 23 million people attended A&E during this period and March 2015 saw its highest monthly figure on record for attendances at A&E, which reached 2 million.
Coroner’s inquest into teenager’s death as a result of hospital neglectTuesday, 04 October 2016 14:55
With the NHS services currently bursting at the seams and mental health issues growing in prominence, the safety of patients in care is increasingly being put at risk, as exemplified by the case of Chris Brennan.
Delays in Bowel Cancer DiagnosisFriday, 30 September 2016 09:33
One in five bowel cancer patients should have been diagnosed sooner. A study in the British Journal of Cancer has revealed that 20% of emergency bowel patients are found to have had cancer which should have been picked up before. And 16% of patients had seen their GP on three or more occasions with relevant symptoms.
Problems with Premature Baby Care in WalesWednesday, 28 September 2016 10:09
Concerns have been raised by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) that hospitals in Wales are failing babies born prematurely.
Misdiagnosis of Appendicitis in ChildrenFriday, 23 September 2016 09:26
The appendix is a mostly unnecessary part of the bowel. It serves no discernable purpose. It is, however, a major cause of illness, with over 35,000 patients being treated for appendicitis in the UK every year. Appendicitis is an important problem with its own complications should delay, misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose it at all occur.
Global Pledge to Stamp Out Drug Resistant InfectionsWednesday, 21 September 2016 15:19
It has been reported today that 193 countries of the United Nations are set to sign a landmark declaration to rid the world of drug resistant infections, commonly known as superbugs.