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GPs cutting patient referrals - including for cancer patients

Friday, 02 October 2015 10:06

A recent article in the BBC news GPs being paid to cut patient referrals http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-34421115 highlights the fact that some doctors in England are being offered thousands of pounds to cut the number of patients being sent to hospital. Appointments affected included scans and consultations with specialists – including those for cancer patients.

Calls to improve acces to radiotherapy

Thursday, 01 October 2015 15:58

A recent article in the BBC news Call to improve radiotherapy access around world http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-34359107, highlights the concern that millions of people have died unnecessarily from cancers that could have been treated by radiotherapy, according to doctors.

Addenbrooke's and Rosie Hospitals placed in special measures

Tuesday, 22 September 2015 09:22

One the country's largest NHS trusts is to be placed in special measures after inspectors raised serious concerns and rated it "inadequate".

'No apology' from hospitals - tops patient complaints

Tuesday, 22 September 2015 09:03

The Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman's report has revealed not getting a good enough apology when things go wrong is the most common complaint escalated by NHS patients in England. It was the reason behind 34% of cases investigated by the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman in 2014-15.

Differences in access to key NHS services are putting patients at risk

Friday, 18 September 2015 08:02

Variations in access to key NHS services, including stroke and cancer care, are putting patients at risk, an official report suggests.

Out of Hours Care Who is responsible?

Monday, 14 September 2015 11:39

Following a speech made by Simon Stevens, the NHS Chief Executive at the NHS Innovation Expo in Manchester a number of the medical and legal professionals have gained reassurance that out of hours care is going to be reviewed and considered carefully.

Warning over 'wide variations' in child health across England

Saturday, 12 September 2015 11:32

A new report for the National Children's Bureau charity has highlighted huge variations in the health of children under five, depending where in England they live.

MO –v- Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust – case report

Thursday, 27 August 2015 16:35

Katie Nairne, specialist clinical negligence associate at Davies and Partners Bristol, has recently settled a claim relating to negligent maxillofacial surgery.

 

Cerebral Palsy Plus activity day

Monday, 24 August 2015 09:07

Davies and Partner's specialist medical negligence team sponsored a family activity day for members of Cerebral Palsy Plus at Mendip Sports Centre near Churchill in North Somerset in August 2015.

Newborn Care Review in England

Monday, 24 August 2015 09:04

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has announced a review of the care provided to newborn babies with deteriorating health in hospitals and the community: http://www.cqc.org.uk/content/review-looks-care-new-born-babies-deteriorating-health

 

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