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NHS Mistakes - ‘Never Events’

Thursday, 18 February 2016 10:04

As reported today by the BBC, hospital errors referred to as “never events” are on the rise: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-35597244

 

 

Southmead Hospital in Bristol fined

Wednesday, 10 February 2016 10:51

Southmead Hospital Bristol fined for failing to attain targets for spinal surgery patients

Davies and Partners Solicitors' successful Vaccine Damage Payment Appeal

Monday, 01 February 2016 17:06

Davies and Partners Solicitors has successfully represented one of their clients in an appeal against the Secretary of State, who had refused to make a payment under the Vaccine Damage Payment Scheme.

Breast surgeon Ian Paterson charged with wounding patients

Tuesday, 26 January 2016 12:42

Breast surgeon Ian Paterson, who worked at hospitals run by the Heart of England NHS Trust and Spire Healthcare, has been charged with wounding patients

The Risk of Drug Trials

Wednesday, 20 January 2016 13:51

It has been reported that a man who suffered brain damage after taking part in a drug trial in France has now died. 5 other men are still in a stable condition but doctors fear 3 may have suffered irreversible brain damage. 

The duty of candour - has it reduced medical mistakes in the NHS?

Tuesday, 12 January 2016 16:00

In 2004 the Government introduced “the introduction of the duty of candour” designed to change the approach of the NHS and its clinicians meaning that there was a more honest and upfront approach when mistakes occurred.

Improving Inquests for deaths relating to medical treatment

Tuesday, 12 January 2016 15:51

AvMA (the charity which represents victims of medical accidents) have recently published a response to the Coroners & Justice Act 2009, Post Implementation Review 2015 Call for Evidence.

NICE urges doctors to treat dying patients as individuals

Thursday, 17 December 2015 09:37

End-of-life care, New Nice guidelines, Daily monitoring for improvements, patient hydration, patient consent, family consent in hospital, caring for patients at home, end of life care in hospice

Nurses jailed over faked test results

Wednesday, 16 December 2015 11:08

A recent article in the BBC news Nurses jailed over faked results http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-35090879 , illustrates the vulnerability of patients who are reliant on nursing staff undertaking the necessary observations and test results and accurately recording the same.

Hospital Patient Received Treatment for the “Wrong Kidney”

Monday, 07 December 2015 16:18

The BBC has reported that Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals Trust has come under recent criticism for treating the wrong kidney in a patient admitted for kidney stones. This mistake follows criticism by Care Quality Commission over safety and forms part of three incidents referred to as “never events” by the Trust.

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