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GPs punished for prescribing antibiotics?

Tuesday, 18 August 2015 12:27

In today’s news, the health regulator NICE has announced that GPs must scale back prescriptions for antibiotics. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-33961241

Death during Caesarean

Tuesday, 18 August 2015 12:24

A recent article in the BBC news Tunbridge Wells Doctor in Court over Caesarean Death http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-kent-33931444 on the death of Frances Cappuccini, a 30 year old Primary School Teacher who had a cardiac arrest after haemorrhaging and died within hours of the birth of her second son, following an emergency c-section at Pembury Hospital, Tunbridge Wells in October 2012.

Can doctors say sorry when things go wrong?

Wednesday, 12 August 2015 14:41

Back in August 2014, I posted a blog about the General Medical Council encouraging doctors to apologise when things go wrong. So why is it so difficult for doctors to say those two little words, “I’m sorry”, when mistakes are made?

Cancer survival ‘lagging behind in England’

Monday, 10 August 2015 14:37

A recent article in the BBC news Cancer survival ‘lagging in England’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-33772892  considered the study published in the British Journal of Cancer, highlights the fact that the study suggests that despite some steady improvement they found that England’s five-year survival for figures for colon, breast, lung, ovarian, rectal and stomach cancers all remained lower than Australia, Canada, Denmark, Norway and Sweden.

Death Caused by Insulin-Free Syringe

Friday, 10 July 2015 16:25

Mr Neil Judge aged 58 from Barnsley, South Yorkshire suffered organ failure and subsequently died when he was injected with saline rather than insulin. It was found by the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) that Mr Judge’s multi-organ failure was caused by the fact that his body had been deprived of insulin for more than 13 hours.

 

New Justice Minister's proposals for reform

Monday, 29 June 2015 12:20

Michael Gove made his first speech as Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice last month. In his statement he made references to the fact that the justice system is failing society’s poorest and that the best legal provision was the preserve of the wealthy.

Young patients facing 'significant' delay in bowel cancer diagnosis

Tuesday, 16 June 2015 11:45

One in five young people with bowel cancer waited for more than a year to be diagnosed with the potentially deadly disease, a major new study suggests.

Davies & Partners Successfully Claim Costs of New Cancer Drug

Wednesday, 03 June 2015 16:09

Davies and Partners have successfully concluded a claim this week against North Bristol NHS Trust for failure to diagnose a malignant melanoma. The Trust admitted they failed to take a biopsy and failure to do so caused the client to develop terminal cancer.

Bogus nurse offering botox treatment

Monday, 01 June 2015 13:42

A BBC 5 Live Investigates programme has discovered that Marie McGinty who set up Vital Cosmetic Liverpool Ltd offering Botox and dermal filler treatments falsely claimed that she was a nurse practitioner, nurse prescriber and midwife. The company’s promotional material stated that clinics were run throughout the North West and North Wales: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-merseyside-32942543

Hospital payouts over medical negligence

Monday, 27 April 2015 17:42

Hospitals in the West Midlands had to pay out £45million in just one year on medical negligence claims. The Heart of England NHS Foundation had the biggest bill in the region, paying £13.9 million for 2013-14. 

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