Medical Negligence News - Davies & Partners

New Test to Rule Out Heart Attack in NHS A&E

Thursday, 08 October 2015 11:22

Patients going to A&E with a suspected heart attack will soon receive a new test which can rule out a heart attack in just one blood sample.

New Skin Cancer Drug

Thursday, 08 October 2015 09:23

The National Institute for Health & Clinical Excellence (NICE) have approved the usage of a new drug to treat skin cancer on the NHS.

Are we set for a fixed costs future for medical negligence claims?

Tuesday, 06 October 2015 08:43

In the past year there has been a lot of press coverage on the concept that Solicitors are charging more for successful clinical negligence claims than Claimants are receiving in damages and that this is putting an extreme burden on the NHS.

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.

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