Medical Negligence News - Davies & Partners

The NHS is getting better!

Thursday, 20 February 2014 18:50

Twelve months on from the Francis public inquiry and report into the catastrophic failings within the NHS, improvements are beginning to show in our health service.

Mid Staffordshire failings could be happening elsewhere

Wednesday, 12 December 2012 10:03

Mid Staffordshire failings could be happening elsewhere as mortality rates raise patient safety concerns Yesterday, Dr Foster Intelligence (an independent body which analyses
healthcare data) published its annual review “Is your hospital fit for the future?”.

Challenging treatment and funding decisions in health and social care

Tuesday, 04 December 2012 10:10

The Government’s austerity programme has resulted in cuts within the area of health and social care. This is likely to result in funding for some elements of health and social care being refused (e.g. certain types of surgery, care packages etc.)

Lords vote to keep legal aid for children

Monday, 03 December 2012 10:21

The House of Lords has voted against the government’s proposals to cut access to legal aid for children, including in medical negligence cases.

Is gross medical negligence increasing?

Wednesday, 28 November 2012 10:06

Statistics show that prosecutions against doctors for gross negligence manslaughter are increasing and the latest data published by the Department of Health (DoH) on medical “never events” suggest that gross medical negligence may also be on the increase. 

Bristol Man suffers Heart Attack following mistakes and delays by Ambulance Service

Friday, 10 February 2012 10:25

A Bristol man has won the right to Legal Aid to help him pursue a claim against Great Western Ambulance Services NHS Trust and University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust, following a severe breakdown in procedure in his treatment for chest pains, which resulted in him suffering a heart attack.

 

Human Rights ruling on Mental Health patients

Thursday, 02 February 2012 10:35

Davies and Partners Solicitors welcome the ruling of the Supreme Court in Rabone –vPennine Care NHS Trust which is a significant step forward in protecting vulnerable
mental health patients. 

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